Day & Night Watch only tells you if the sun is up

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Day & Night Watch

How many times have you sat and pondered whether or not it was daylight outside? Unless you spend the better part of your days living underground, chances are that you don’t think about this very often. Sure, when you’re sitting in a cubicle after hours it may cross your mind, but is that enough to justify a watch that solely tells you whether the sun is up or down?

Apparently for some people it’s worth coughing up $300,000 for a watch that does just that. Part of the reason that it is so expensive is that it is a unique timepiece that used Tourbillon movement, which is supposed to overcome the limitations imposed on the accuracy of watches by the earth’s gravity.

Sure, that sounds interesting and all, however, that’s not enough to justify spending $300k on a watch. Especially one the doesn’t even tell the time.

Source: BornRich

5 reviews or comments

timeless Says: May 6, 2008 at 11:23 am

I would like to see one of those up close. $300,000??? I don’t believe it..

Le soleil est-il levé? La réponse vaut 300.000$ – Gizmodo – Tant d’amour pour ces fabuleux nouveaux gadgets, c’est surnaturel. Says: July 24, 2008 at 5:23 pm

[...] Et le pire est que ces montres étaient déjà toutes vendues 48 heures après leur mise en vente. Il est donc trop tard pour vous offrir ce raffinement de joaillerie. [Reuters via Born Rich via Coolest Gadgets] [...]

Nautilus Says: June 23, 2010 at 1:24 am

Actually the author of the article is pretty wrong – it does tell the time, but in a rather cryptic manner: each tourbillon cage makes a full rotation in a minute (all of them do, this is how the tourbillon mechanisms work). The position of the tourbillon in regard to the rest of the mechanism tells the hour. There are two tourbillons, each for 12 hours. Which of them runs, tells it’s either 3 o’clock in the night or 3 o’clock in the day. (Cheap novelty watches with rotating discs for hour and minute or with abacus-like moving balls for hour and minute work in a similar way).

~Nautilus

Edwin Says: June 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for the correction, Nautilus :)

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