There is no denying that watch connoisseurs will also appreciate the offerings of electronic smartwatches available now and the foreseeable future. After all, these very same people will perhaps want to be among the first to experience the smartcars of the future, as technology is already making these available at our doorsteps.
Moreover, communicating with these smartcars remotely will mean a compatible smartphone and / or even a smartwatch. One fine example of what the future smartcar may be like being BMW’s i-Vision Future Interaction Concept Car.
However, having said that, we also strongly believe that there is also a place for mechanical smartwatches. One fine example is none other that Vacheron Constantin’s Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar.
The Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar can mechanically display the day, date and month accurately and without human intervention till the year 2100 before a manual adjustment is required, as it runs continuously.
Amazingly, the Calibre 1120 QP which powers the Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar is able to achieve this within its tiny confines measuring 29.6mm in diameter and an extremely flat height of 4.05mm.
This is obviously a strong display of human ingenuity. What’s more, assuming that are still qualified and experienced watchmakers in the year 2100, this mechanical watch can still be serviced and even repaired should there be any problems.
The owner of the future may also reflect back and look at this perpetual calendar with awe and remind himself that he treasures this mechanical invention simply because it is, after all, a masterpiece of the human spirit.
Another related article on timewerke.com that might be of interest:
i.Vacheron Constantin Overseas ultra-thin perpetual calendar: For Life