A Watch Where You Can Independently Set The Minute Hand?

- Dec 19, 2017-

A Watch Where You Can Independently Set The Minute Hand?




Max here. Glashütte Original's Senator Chronometer does almost what you are asking. In that watch, the second hands and the minute hands will move in exactly one-minute increments when turning the crown. However, I believe that the seconds hand also will move to 60 and thus the minute hands move to match each index instead of intermediary positions. I believe such a complication is called a "minute détente", which translates literally from the French as "easy minute." If you think about it, this is likely an easier design since it allows you to perfectly match a reference time looking for a new minute, rather than intermediary seconds.

Don't know of any other watch with a similar movement, or one matching exactly what you ask for, though I would not be surprised if others exist. Watchmaking, after all, is a pretty old craft. Cheers.