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Complications: The Mystery Dial
Brad Homes comes right and says it in this story from the Worn & Wound archive: the mystery dial isn’t actually a complication. But, like we often say of artfully decorated mechanical movements, they’re a pleasure to look at, and often begin a conversation that starts with “How does that even work?” Anything that promotes our continued curiosity about all things horological can’t be all bad. In this story, Brad explores different permutations of this very old fashioned effect, and explains what makes them so mysterious anyway.
Obituary: Kiu Tai Yu, Chinese Independent Watchmaker
This week, the watch world learned of the loss of Kiu Tai Yu, one of the pre-eminent independent watchmakers working in Asia. Born in China but based in Hong Kong for much of his professional life, Kiu Tai Yu may be best remembered as the inventor of the “Mystery Tourbillon,” and is thought to be the first Asian watchmaker to produce a tourbillon independently, which he accomplished in 1990. SJX took a look back at his life and work at the link below.