Now THIS is a movement.Earlier this year we told you about some watches sold by Christie’s New York – in particular, one that belonged to James Ward Packard, the founder of Packard Motor Car Company and also a significant watch collector.

The unique Vacheron Constantin 20k grand complication dating to 1918 sold for a whopping $1.8 million. Happily for the ultra high end horology loving public the watch was purchased by the Vacheron Constantin museum, meaning that the chances are good that it won’t be locked away in a vault for the next century.

Alex Ghotbi, of VC’s discussion forum The Hour Lounge, has posted an amazing series of live pictures of this amazingly important and complicated piece of horological history. You can click through to see more here on HODINKEE, but to see all, it’s best to visit the Hour Lounge here.