what's your favorite complication and why?

Chronograph for me, love the look and I use them all the time to time useless events what's your favorite complication and why?

what's your favorite complication and why?
tourbillons I love watching them and they are totally
04/12/2010 - 19:27
useless but I admire the craftsmanship and the work that goes in their production. I don't have a VC tourbillon yet but who knows...? I find the work on the tourbillon bridge and cage to be drop dead gorgeous.
I like useless complications...
04/12/2010 - 20:23
my favorite is the moonphase - completely useless (for me), but Oh so romantic, it makes me melt every time I look at it... Next in line is the tourbillon - I don't like all of them, but when well done, it makes the watch "come alive" (without having to turn the back to see the movement)... The one thing that I might worry about having a tourbillon is how fragile it is. I think it will take quite a few years before I get the pleasure to find out. The VC Malte Tourbillon is quite an amazing watch IMO... Cheers,  Francois
moonphase for me too...
04/14/2010 - 02:04
There is something very mystical about the moonphase. I like the name, I like the look (in general) and I love the fact that it represents something that I not care about other than to check that it's in fact the correct moonphase. By the way, that's a beautiful picture, Francois. Tien
thanks for the nice comment! :-) (nt)
04/16/2010 - 09:40
Re: I like useless complications...
09/21/2017 - 14:26

Hello... first post and looks like I'm a bit late to the party! Can someone tell me about that moonphase face? Which watch it is from etc..



no complication at all or else...
04/13/2010 - 00:03
no complication in platinum: classy and classic the coolest dial ever created: platinum sand-blasted, simply to die for...  and my favorite QDI complication so far: date only in tantalum LE 
Agreed. No complication...OR the "ultra-thin" complication for me.
04/14/2010 - 08:01
I a reliable and sturdy ultra-thin movement is a complication in itself.  It is easy to make thick movements but making them as thin as possible presents many challenges worthy of the best horological houses. Best Regards, Kazumi Ps love that Contemporain EP, Radek!!
Re: no complication at all or else...
04/20/2010 - 14:56
I agree. The platinum Patrimony is the most stunning, elegant watch I have ever seen! You must get enormous pleasure from frequent glances at the dial. What's it like in sunshine? Does it sparkle like grains of sand on an Aussie beach?  Gary Sir Gary Samer KGSJ SOSJ Knight of Grace Sovereign Order of St John Knights of Malta In continuous service to humanity for 962 years.
Brawn and Beauty
04/13/2010 - 01:14
Chronometer, I was reminded recently of a wonderful and complicated watch that you posted some time ago.  It and others with these complications remain my "grail" pocket watches... What reminded me of this watch was some research I was doing which led me to contact the Royal Greenwich Observatory to examine some of the old observatory timing records for Vacheorn pocket watches.  Among the records I received was this extract from the ledgers of 1913: The Vacheron movement 346669 is described in their shorthand notation as a gold keyless openface minutes and seconds chronograph with calendar, moon phases and alarm!  It is and was an extremely rare and complicated piece, yet scored an amazing Class A Especially Good rating after 45 days of continuous testing.  Brawn and beauty...a hard combination to beat even today .
LOL! I do that too...
04/13/2010 - 10:39
So my favorite complication is chronograph. They also look cool, don't they?
power Reserve on an automatic watch
04/13/2010 - 17:54
it is to my point of view the ultimate link with the watch. You make it live or not. And you see the result of this link. Deniz
Minute Repeater
04/13/2010 - 18:23
I love that a watch can chime the proper time on demand.  I tend to prefer simple minute repeaters (i.e. not too many other complications) - it looks so simple and plain on the outside - but so special on the inside.  I think it may have to do with the fact that I was born with terrible eyesight (actually, legally blind without correction).  So I grew up tending to use my other senses more.  I had Lasik surgery a few years ago and my vision is now normal - but I still have a habit of listening for things first. BR, Dan
Our friend ThomasM has the "Simple One to Die For"!
04/13/2010 - 22:35
What do you say Alex, a coulpe of scans from the past? Best of all it's a V&C! Miki
I love repeaters as well but VERY few brands have mastered it in
04/14/2010 - 11:16
wrist watch form: I have heard different repeaters from VC, PP, AP, JLC, Breguet, UN, GP, Dufour, Voutilainen, Journe, IWC, Frank Muller, Genta, Roth (and I'm sure that I've forgotten a few) and the only 3 that actually had a perfect pleasant and crist chime were from VC, PP and Dufour.
Re: I love repeaters as well but VERY few brands have mastered it in
04/14/2010 - 16:32
It sure doesn't take long to call roll for this class, only three! Thanx, Miki
Love those moonphases!!!
04/14/2010 - 02:29
Don't know why.  Just do.  Wish I had picked up one of these limited edition sweethearts before they were "discovered" (& their prices went higher than the moon):    Nicholas
world time and dual time.
04/14/2010 - 10:43
I love to travel and espessially cruises so world time and dual time are my favorite complications. I am looking forward to an upgrade from this one to this one and from this one to the grand child ofthis one.  Well this is not an upgrade. It's like going from bicycle to rolls royce. 
Chrono.. end of. nt
04/16/2010 - 01:58
! QP arrives in the next 4 weeks. Will send in some shots.