This is the kind of watch I picture a Russian Oligarch wearing. According to Bulgari, the sonnerie function will chime over 433,500 times per a year if it is continuously operated. The movement is quite impressive, with almost 1000 parts — watch the video below for a closer look. One interesting thing about the movement is that it is an automatic (hence the rotor). In ultra-complicated watches such as this one you almost always see a manual-wind movement. This is nice, because it must be kind of a hassle to always be re-setting this watch as might be the case if it were a manual wind.
The Bulgari Daniel Roth Grande Sonnerie Quantieme Perpetual Calendar watch will be priced at 980,000 Swiss Francs, or in excess of $1,000,000 at current F/X.
Bulgari Daniel Roth Grande Sonnerie Quantieme Perpetual Watch
A full list of features is as follows:
-Westminster Carillon chimes
-Leap Year Indicator
-Automatic winding for movement and striking system
-Silent centrifugal governor
-Power reserve indicator for movement (48h)
-Power reserve indicator for striking system (28h in mode « Little »)
-Secured striking mode (during striking, the time setting system is disconnected)
-Secured time setting (during time setting, the striking system is disconnected)
-Secured striking system (the minute repeater is disconnected during striking in « passing » and vice-versa)
-Striking mode selector “chimes/silence » (rotating water resistant selector with indication)
-Striking mode selector « little/grand » (rotating water resistant selector with indication)