Sometimes we all feel we’ve gone a little insane, but this time around Swiss watchmaker Pierre Kunz reaches a new level of Insanity with the watch that bears this distinctive tag. A maker of some of the most complicated, avant-garde best men’s watches on the market in the past decade or more, Pierre Kunz has regularly turned out masterpieces of complexity. The Insanity is one such piece. An astonishing design and complex watchmaking feat, the 44mm case houses a mechanism that enables the hours and the minutes to rotate, or whirl, around the dial.
This sophisticated caliber features a single hand that indicates the hours and a separate unique hand to indicate the minutes as they spin around the dial at a pace that is mind-boggling. The rhythm, based on the infinite looping principle, is kept via an Automatic PK 2001-1533 caliber that beats at 28,800 vibrations per hour. The dial is galvanic black on black, or black with red or yellow loops. Even the Insanity logo completes a full turn in 60 seconds thanks to a satellite pinion that has been added to rotate around a fixed rack. Maybe the most insane thing about this watch is the extraordinarily reasonable price: $14,300.