Patek Philippe Calibre 89

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Patek Philippe Calibre 89
Manufacturer Patek Philippe
Type pocket watch
Display Analogue
Introduced 1989
Movement Mechanical

The Patek Philippe Calibre 89 is a commemorative pocket watch created in 1989, to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. Declared by Patek Philippe as "the most complicated watch in the world", it has 33 complications, weighs 1.1 kg, exhibits 24 hands and has 1,728 components in total, including a thermometer, and a star chart. Made from 18 carat (75%) gold or platinum, it has an estimated value of $6 million, and took 5 years of research and development, and 4 years to manufacture. Four watches were made; one in white gold, one in yellow gold, one in rose gold and one in platinum.

Before Calibre 89, Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication (created in 1933) had been the world’s most complicated timepiece ever assembled with a total of 24 different functions.[1]

Roughly 27 years later, on September 17, 2015, Vacheron Constantin introduced the Reference 57260 which took over the role of 'most complicated watch in the world' with a total of 57 complications.

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  • Total diameter 89 mm
  • Total thickness 41 mm
  • Total weight 1100 grams

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