We all know what a watch fundamentally does: it tells time, either to the accuracy of a minute (for two-hand watches) or a second (for three-hand ones). However, a good amount of mechanical watches, especially in the realm of Haute Horlogerie, were created to do so much more than just telling you what time it is. Some give you extra information such as date and day of the week. A chronograph watch allows you to measure the lapse of time. While an annual calendar watch saves you the hassle of having to adjust for the date at the turn of a month for at least a year. These features are what we call "Complications". And they are totally awesome.
A Complication is essentially any extra feature a watch possesses beyond simple time-telling. And in this episode of Analysis, we will break down for you several popular and significant Complications to give you a good sense of the matter so next time when that watch sales is trying to promote a complicated watch to you, you'd know exactly what he/she's talking about.