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Antoine Martin Slow Runner watch boasts the world’s largest and slowest balance with 7,200 beats per hour

Andrea Divirgilio / March 4, 2013

An independent Swiss watch manufacturing brand that stands for a consummate blend of watchmaking expertise, traditional craftsmanship and the passion for innovation, Antoine Martin, which also put its founder and watchmaker of exceptional talent Martin Braun’s 30 years of horological experience in an entirely new light, has come up with what is said to be the world’s largest and slowest balance. Mr. Martin Braun, the creative genius behind the brand has created a timepiece that ticks at the lowest frequency possible for a horological creation. Dubbed as the ‘Slow Runner’, the 42mm watch, also described as the slowest watch in the world has just ‘7,200 beats per hour’ and is no less than 24 millimeters in diameter, making the balance almost as big as the entire work. However, watch enthusiasts who love to own the world’s top ultra-complicated watches that are hard-to-produce and comes in strictly limited numbers, can see the watch by themselves at the world’s biggest watch fair, Baselworld, on April 25th.

Antoine Martin Slow Runner watch boasts the world’s largest and slowest balance with 7,200 beats per hour

Antoine Martin Slow Runner watch boasts the world’s largest and slowest balance with 7,200 beats per hour

Notably, the words ‘7,200 beats per hour’ has been printed across the watch’s top, and the words ‘one hertz’ has been printed at the left side of the dial, and the very large subdial for seconds.

Antoine Martin Slow Runner watch boasts the world’s largest and slowest balance with 7,200 beats per hour

Technically, the 7200/2 oscillations per hour, or the equivalent of 1 hertz means that the second hand makes two steps per second. And in addition to the balance, one sees only the barrel, which guarantees the power reserve of at least four days.

Via: Forbes / AntoineMartin

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