I've read about just all of the 'standard' complications that watches can offer, but every now and again I come across something that is just plain cool and appeals to my engineering brain. Examples are:
1. Glashutte Original Senator Chronometer Stop Seconds/Reset Mechanism - best explained by quoting directly from Monochrome Watches(https://monochrome-watches.com/glash...ecs-and-price/):2. Moritz Grossman BENU Enamel featuring the Grossman Winder with Pusher - best explained by quoting directly from Time and Watches (Moritz Grossmann - BENU Enamel | Time and Watches):Its most important feature is a novel stop-seconds/reset mechanism that allows the wearer to set the precise time with ease. What does this mean? When the crown is pulled to set the time, the hack-second mechanism stops the second hand. That’s not so unusual, because most modern mechanical movement are equipped with such a hack system. The big difference is, that when the crown is pulled out into the time-setting position, the second hand also resets to zero, and the minute hand moves to the next full minute.
When you turn the crown to set the time, the minute hand jumps from with 1-minute increments and will always point to a full minute. This way you can set the Senator Chronometer exact to the second and to the minute.And here is a photo of the Grossman Winder:The BENU Enamel also features the Grossmann winder with pusher, a refined hand setting mechanism that eliminates two possible error sources: the ingress of particles into the case while the hands are being set and the unintentional alteration of the hand positions while the crown is being pushed home again.
In fact, when the user pulls the winding crown out, the winder switches to the hand setting mode and simultaneously stops the movement. The crown immediately returns to its home position but can now be turned to precisely set the hands. Once ready, the movement can be restarted by pressing the push button at 4 o’clock so avoiding the possibility to alter the positions of the hands. At the same time, the mechanism switches back to the winding mode.
So, what other cool features are there out there in the watch world, that aren't considered to be 'standard' complications?
Looking forward to your replies, links and photos.