If the Great Colossal Complication is limited to only eight unique pieces, it is because it itself is extraordinary. After more than three years of research and several patent filings, the 1000 components of the watch have come together to reveal an unusual complexity.
The Great Colossal Complication answers the three concepts put forward by Hysek: the Jumping Hours, the Jumping Perpetual Calendar and the Three-dimensional Moon Phase. Three complex movements, all the more so that they are all displayed vertically! This makes the Great Complication Colossal one of the most complex watches ever made.
But how to display the perfect midnight, namely 00: 00, on a vertical or linear hour display, and therefore composed of rollers? Indeed, by turning, the digit following "3" is logically "4". It was necessary to find a system so that the Great Colossal Complication displays 00: 00 instead of 24: 00 then 25 etc ... and thus interrupt the movement of the roller.
To do this, Hysek has found an exclusive system never before seen in the world. Indeed, on the Big Complication Colossal, the number "3" of the hours reverses a few seconds before midnight, comes to land on the "9" for a short moment before jumping to "0" at the same time as the other three Rollers. A wonderful ballet of figure then unfolds before our eyes, and everything is set up with perfect synchronization.
Another great innovation of the Colossal Great Complication, the fixed Moon Phase, anchored in a rotating dome. The central moon is fixed, while the constellated dome unveils the lunar phases by imitating its rotations, a 360 ° turn in 29.5 days, a movement as precise as the astronomical glasses.
Then, the Colossal Grande Complication also presents the time zones, the power reserve and the seasonal indicator day / night in an intense black with regard to the usual hourly complications, while the others are rhodium-plated.
The 42-hour power reserve of the Grande Complication Colossal as well as the seasonal indicator are visible on the sides of the watch thanks to two sapphire crystals. Another precious material: the platinum used for automatic winding with micro-rotor, as rare as it is comfortable for its wearer!
The Grande Complication Colossal was created to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hysek, which since 2007 has not stopped surprising us. A birthday gift, which still costs $ 700,000!