Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 is a wrist watch and also the world’s most complicated timepiece, created by Swiss watchmaker Franck Muller. The watch
The watch is the world’s most complicated timepiece with 1,483 components and 36 complications, 25 of which are visible.
Prior to the creation of the Aeternitas Mega 4, the world’s most complicated timepiece was the Patek Philippe Calibre ’89.
The watch took four years to complete.
Complications of the watch include: a monopusher split-second chronograph, an eternal calendar, complex sonnerie chiming functions, multiple timezones and a moon phase indictor as well as 31 others.
The eternal calendar
The eternal calendar featured on the Aeternitas Mega 4 is a world first. The eternal calendar follows a cycle of 1000 years with the help of two additional sets of wheels.
The first set of wheels consists of a wheel of 10 years, a wheel of 100 years and a wheel of 1000 years. This allows for the display of a cycle of 1000 years.
The second set of wheels is designed to skip leap years three times in a row every 100 years and re-establish them every fourth year.
The owner of the first Aeternitas Mega 4 was American watch collector Michael J. Gould, who took delivery of the watch on November 7th 2009.
The watch was delivered personally by Franck Muller and Vartan Sirmakes, the cofounders of Franck Muller in front of an audience of 400 guests. There have been speculations that a second Aerternitas Mega 4 will be available soon.
Franck Muller are famed for their production of complicated watches and continue to try to incorporate all the complications known to this day into an everyday wristwatch.
This desire is reflected in the company’s slogan: “Master of Complications.”
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