One of the most complicated and accurate timepieces ever built, comes from a James Bond film and is auctioned for seven digits.
The Urwerk AMC (for Atomic Master Control) is a hybrid system According to Urwerk from two "autonomous, but interconnected" parts.
The first is the nearly 70-pound aluminum "base unit" that looks like Agent 007 might have to defuse a bomb – which is a state of art atomic clock. An atomic clock keeps the most accurate time on the planet, essentially measuring the high-velocity vibrations of atoms.
The other part, which is considered to be a mobile unit, is a mechanical wristwatch that can be docked into the base unit to correct for any vibration timing mismatches, as well as "compensation for minute changes in temperature, air pressure or humidity" according to Urwerk ,
The AMC masterpiece "keeps accuracy to one second every 317 years," says Paul Boutros, director of Phillips watches, to CNBC.
This hybrid is one of the top lots in Phillips' forthcoming "Game Changers" watch sales.
The evolution of the combination of watch and wristwatch lasted for almost a decade, and only three Urwerk AMC sets are manufactured, each retailing $ 2.7 million in the atomic battery docked clock for regulation the accuracy.