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Martin Braun explains the Antoine Martin Tourbillon Astronomique 's 14 Complications

Martin Braun, the watchmaker behind the brand Antoine Martin, and the same guy that brought us the Slow Runner last year, does a 3-minute walk through of his newest creation, the Tourbillon Astronomique — with 14 total complications.

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Antoine Martin Slow Runner

Watchmaker Martin Braun, who recently started the brand Antoine Martin, has come up with a new concept that is contrary to what everyone in the industry is doing. Instead of building a watch with one of the most common frequencies: 2.5Hz (18,800 vph), 3Hz (21,600 vph), 4Hz (28,800 vph), or with a high frequency such as Zenith’s 5Hz (36,000 vph) or Breguet’s 10Hz (72, 000 vph)— he made a watch that oscillates at the slowest frequency possible - 1Hz (7,200 vph). It literally runs slower than any other wristwatch in the world. By drastically reducing the frequency to 7,200 semi-oscillations (vibrations) per hour or 1 Hz, it would seem that the watch loses accuracy, however, Antoine Martin has figured out a way to offset the lower frequency by incorporating a giant 24 mm diameter balance which generates so much kinetic

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