A watch so complicated it's a shame it only tells the time

Looking for a watch that's about a million times more distinctive than your crappy Casio? Check out the Cabestan Winch Tourbillion Vertical Watch, a timepiece so stunning that you'll forget that it actually tells the time.

It has 1,352 components all working together, driven by a 450 link chain and nickel silver drums. How's it work? You got me. Via magic, I guess. But it sure looks neat, eh? This insane gizmo will set you back a whopping $275,000, plus $400,000 extra if you want it all blinged up with diamonds and platinum.

Cabestan, Via Boing Boing Gadgets