Built for the pocket as an alternative of the wrist, the Caliber 89 debuted in 1989, soon after nine several years of advancement, to support celebrate the 50th anniversary of watchmaker Patek Philippe. Just 4 were ever produced, every single designed from a different valuable steel (yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum) but the constrained availability was also because of to the complexity of the timepiece. The Caliber 89 weighed in at 2.5 pounds and highlighted 1,728 parts that integrated 24 moving hands, a thermometer, and even a star chart. When it debuted in 1989, it was the most sophisticated mechanical check out to date: a difference it held for 26 a long time.
It showcased 33 issues, which are features that really don’t involve exhibiting the time, and with a selling price tag of all-around $5 million each individual, it’s hard to consider the Caliber 89 ever truly becoming stuffed into a pocket.