We’re bringing you some special complications in this week’s drop, and the rattrapante, or split-seconds complication, holds a special place in my heart. I still remember the feeling of childlike wonder I had when trying on one of these watches many years ago. While appreciating the engineering feat behind a mechanical watch often means taking a look through an exhibition caseback, the rattrapante complication needs none of that. It may look like a plain ol’ chronograph, but wait – there’s more!
Start the chronograph, press the 10 o’clock pusher, and observe as another chronograph seconds hand appears out of thin air, holding time in place as the main seconds hand chugs along. As you watch these two hands stop and reset, you’ll immediately understand how cool this watch is.