The Reference 57260 Watch has been entirely designed and produced by three Vacheron Constantin watchmakers who have dedicated themselves to this project for eight years, assisted by our special orders team. This grand complication watch is testament to 260 years of craftsmanship driven by the pursuit of excellence.
Designed in keeping with classic watchmaking principles that have been updated with innovative 21st century techniques, this is the world’s most complicated watch. Its incredible combination of complications and time measurement functions meets the exacting criteria of the Hallmark of Geneva certification.
Perseverance was key to producing the most complicated watch in the world, which also called for an unprecedented mastery of mathematics and watchmaking.
Producing tailor-made complicated watches is a tradition at Vacheron Constantin. The Reference 57260 Watch is part of a lineage of exceptional creations that have marked the history of Vacheron Constantin since its inception.
The Hallmark of Geneva is an exclusive certification of traditional Swiss workmanship. It is issued by an independent organization. Vacheron Constantin first applied for the Hallmark of Geneva in 1901, making it one of the few Manufactures to have committed to excellence at such an early stage.
From design to production, the 57260 Watch dazzles with irreproachable mastery of these rigorous quality criteria.
The Hallmark of Geneva assures the client that the watch has been assembled, timed and cased in Geneva and that it will be handled only by guarantors of the age-old Swiss tradition of technical and aesthetic savoir-faire in watchmaking.
The rigorous criteria applied to the production and finishing of each component are a gage of long-term functionality and reliability.
Running tests guarantee the precision of the Reference 57260 Watch: a setting check is conducted under simulated handling conditions.
The Hallmark of Geneva guarantees the extremely high quality of the components in terms of production, finishing and assembly in keeping with the principles of traditional fine watchmaking.
Material: White gold
Diameter: 98 mm
Thickness: 50.55 mm
Diameter: 72 mm
Thickness: 36 mm
Number of components: Over 2,800
Number of jewels: 242
Frequency: 2.5Hz / 18,000 vibrations per hour
Power Reserve: 60 hours
Number of complications: 57
All fifty-seven complications by function
6time measurement functions
1.Hours, minutes, seconds, average solar time (regulator)
3.Tourbillon regulator with spherical balance spring
4.12-hour time zone, second hours and minutes time zone
5.24-city display for each time zone
6.Day/night indication for 12-hour time zone
7perpetual calendar functions
7.Gregorian perpetual calendar
8.Gregorian day name
9.Gregorian month name
10.Gregorian retrograde date
11.Leap year and four-year cycle display
12.Number of the day of the week (ISO 8601 calendar)
13.Week to view (ISO 8601 calendar)
8Hebrew calendar functions
14.Hebrew perpetual calendar and 19-year cycle
15.Hebrew day number
16.Hebrew month name
18.Hebrew secular calendar
19.Hebrew century, decade and year
20.Age of Hebrew year (12 or 13 months)
21.Golden number (19 years)
9astronomical calendar functions
22.Seasons, equinoxes, solstices and signs of the Zodiac indicated by the hand on the sun
23.Star chart (for the owner’s city)
24.Sidereal time hours
25.Sidereal time minutes
26.Equation of time
27.Sunrise times (for the owner’s city)
28.Sunset times (for the owner’s city)
29.Length of day (for the owner’s city)
30.Length of night (for the owner’s city)
1lunar calendar function
31.Moon phases and age (one correction every 1,027 years)