De GRISOGONO unveiled the world's first mechanical watch to display time digital and analog with the MECCANICO dG back in 2008. The extreme complicated timepiece has won Grand Prix de l’Horlogerie in 2009 and will be shown at the BaselWorld 2011 in a new exclusive version.
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For the first time the Meccanico dG has white analog and digital displays.
About the Meccanico dG:
The handwound mechanical movement comprises 651 components. It is composed of an analogue display of the hours and minutes on the upper dial and a digitally displayed second timezone on the lower dial. The mechanically operated digital display of the second timezone shows tens of hours, single hours, tens of minutes and single minutes, all displayed by mobile microsegments driven by an assemblage of 23 cams connected to a set of gears and a triggering and synchronization system.
The time information is displayed by an array of 23 horizontally and vertically positioned microsegments. Vertical segments are 9 mm high and weigh at most 25 milligrams while the horizontal segments measure 2.90 mm in length and weigh only 10 milligrams. The segments have four faces: two opposing visible faces fitted with colored strips and two opposing unmarked faces. Time changes are effected by 90° rotations of the required segment or segments. Involving one to twelve segments, time changes are lightning fast.
The price of the Meccanico dG by De Grisogono is beyond $150,000.
The BaselWorld 2011 will open its doors on March 24th to watch enthusiasts around the world.
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