Of all complications, the minute repeater remains one of the most coveted. It is so complicated to make that it will always remain a rarity. While tourbillons have enjoyed increasing popularity, also because it is available at a much lower price point, the minute repeater remains a precious expression of the art of Haute Horlogerie.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
Places in a platinum case, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater is a master piece in every way. One of the most complicated things in every watch is the regulation of power, as there often is simply not enough of it. This Zeitwerk not only sported large jumping hours and minuted but also a minute repeater, making it an example of micro mechanical ingenuity!
Blancpain Carrousel Minute Repeater
Blancpain is another brand that is not content with making “just” a minute repeater. They combine it with a flying, one-minute carrousel, a device that minimizes the effect of gravity on the precision of the watch, somewhat similar to a tourbillon. That is not all because the minute repeater is also equipped with cathedral chimes, giving it three gongs instead of the two that are the standard.
Rotonde De Cartier Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon
Cartier also combines their minute repeater in the Rotonde de Cartier with another complication, in this case a flying tourbillon. With the hammers prominently visible on the dial side, it leaves little to the imagination with what complication this watch is fitted. The blue guilloche dial adds further to the captivating qualities of this watch.The back of the watch further reveals how complicated it is to create such a watch, giving you an insight into the mesmerizing inner workings of this grande complication!