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The Minute Repeaters

Minute repeaters, featuring the most intricate complications to produce, are the world’s most revered, stunning, admired watch. Utilizing tonally enchanting music the watch repeats the time to you through three different chimes to distinguish the hours, quarter hours, and minutes. Below we take a look at several minute repeaters- one of the most desired, and exclusive timepieces in the world.

Corum Skeleton Tourbillon Minute Repeater

Price: $465,000
G&S Price: $175,000

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The Corum Skeleton Tourbillon Minute Repeater in 18k white gold. This watch couples the Minute Repeater with the Tourbillon mechanism, which looks incredible under the skeletonized dial and sapphire glass case back. This is a Limited Edition of 25 pieces.

Vacheron Constantin patrimony

Price: $600,000
G&S Price: $247,000

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The Gents Vacheron Constantin Patrimony Perpetual Calendar Minute Repeater Moonphase in 18k on leather strap. Manual w/ date, day, month, moonphase, repeater and perpetual calendar. Ref 30020.

 

IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater

Price: $95,000-$115,000

IWC Portuguese Minute Repeater in 18k Rose Gold. This watch was introduced in 1995 and combines the oversized 42mm Portuguese case with the minute repeating system. This watch is a limited edition of only 250 pieces.

It took 50,000 hours to develop the highly complex minute repeater strike train for the Grande Complication and the Portuguese Minute Repeater. It is operated by an eye-catching repeating slide on the left-hand side of the case and chimes out the time in crystal-clear tones: the hours on the lower-pitched of the two gongs, followed by a double strike on both gongs for the quarters and finally a single strike on the higher-pitched gong for the minutes. Every gong is individually handmade and carefully tuned for pitch and tonal purity. The all-or-nothing piece, as it is known, ensures that the mechanism will never chime out an incomplete – and thus incorrect – series of acoustic tones even if the repeating slide is released too early.

Even for Portuguese mariners, the ship’s bell had transformed the abstract notion of time into something acoustic. In the Portuguese Minute Repeater, depressing the slide causes a strike train to sound the time out audibly in hours, quarters and minutes. With a hunter-style 98950-calibre pocket watch movement and stylistic elements from the Jones calibers.

LIMITED EDITION OF 500 WATCHES EACH IN PLATINUM AND 18-CARAT

Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph Minute Repeater

The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph Minute Repeater with a platinum case contains a 2889 caliber manual wind movement with a 70 hour power reserve. All 289 parts of the movement are finished by hand. Can be seen through the exhibition sapphire case back. The tourbillion is one of the most celebrated complications in watch making. The watch comes on a brown alligator strap with an 18k gold deployment clasp whose shape forms the AP logo.

 

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