Large Watches With Room For Big Complications

Smaller and thinner watches seem to be the trend again lately, but sometimes you just need a larger watch. Not only because you enjoy wearing something substantial on your wrist, but also because this provides the room to fit it with the most extraordinary complications!

Jacob & Co Twin Turbo
With a diameter of 57.30 mm the Twin Turbo by Jacob & Co is a behemoth of a watch. And rightfully so because it puts all that space to good use, not only by giving you an incredible view at those two triple axis tourbillons, but also to house the minute repeater. This watch is the very first that combines these two complications. Like many oversized watches is also this Jacob & Co shaped in such a way that it is still very comfortable to wear. This is a must for a watch like this, because it is so spectacular that you simply don’t want to take it off.

A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
While with some brands a diameter of 44.2 mm is not that large, we are talking here about an A. Lange & Söhne. Yet, also this watch shows that space can be put to good use. In fact, it is still amazing that the brand only needs this amount of space to not only fit the 771 part movement, but also to house enough energy to not only power the jumping hours and minutes, but the minute repeater as well. Its very balanced design also works with the space, as opposed to against it, making it look elegant despite its large diameter.

Panerai Radiomir 1940 Minute Repeater Carillon Tourbillon GMT
With a diameter of 49mm is this Panerai Radiomir 1940 large, even for a brand that started the trend of larger watches. It has, however, a great excuse, as it is also the most complicated Panerai ever made. It combines a tourbillon with a minute repeater and a second time zone. Unique is that the minute repeater can chime the time for both the home time as well as the other time zone that is set. That makes this Panerai a precious, yet perfect, travel companion.

Graff MasterGraff GyroGraff World
Graff needs 48 mm for its MasterGraff GyroGraff World, but in return gives you a stunning dial that looks like a satellite view (you get to pick which area of the world it shows), and combines this with a  double axis tourbillon. This is balanced out on the dial by placing a three-dimensional moon opposite of it. This moon is hand carved by a Master Craftsman in the Graff workshop, to show the lunar surface accurately. Despite all these complications, the watch has a power reserve of 60 hours. While this version is quite restrained, Graff of course also offers others that show off yet another area of particular expertise of the brand: diamond settings!


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