No confusion on your part as far as telling the seconds on the new Grönefeld Parallax Tourbillon is concerned. By definition, ‘parallax’ is the difference in the apparent position of an object when viewed from two different lines of sight. To counteract this effect, Grönefeld places the seconds hand really close to the edge of the dial, over the indices. This allows you to check the time, down to the precise second in whatever angle you view the watch. To keep it even more efficient, the seconds hand is loaded with a pinion and wheel, to eliminate the need for a friction spring. As you’ve also noticed, the Parallax has a flying tourbillon escapement dominating the layout of the dial. Apart from the hours and minutes display, there’s also a power reserve indicator as well as the ‘S/W’ indicator on the watchface. The ‘S’ activates when you’re ready to set the time. When this feature is called, the central seconds hand returns to the 12 o’clock default position. The ‘W’ is pointed when you’re winding the watch. Two models are available: 28 pieces in red gold and 12 pieces in stainless steel. Both are housed in a 43mm case, powered by an in-house Calibre G-03. ~$185,000.
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