A Mechanical Watch That Sets Its Time & Date via GPS

If you can declare a single flaw with mechanical watches, it’d be that they can very often be inaccurate. Due to the number of gears and springs, they will always be incorrect on the exact time every now and then, despite how carefully put together. While quartz offer a solution to accuracy, they can be a bit uninteresting, so how about combining the best of both worlds. You know, like how VCXO did with their new Ox One watch, which features a mechanical movement that automatically syncs with GPS satellites with the press of a button — or “Magic Button” as they call it — on the side of the watch.

The Ox One features a built-in battery that is charged by weights inside the movement that also power the automatic movement as well. Instead of a winding crown, the “magic button” sets the watch, but if there is no GPS connectivity, the watch just sets itself to an internal clock. Adrian Pedrozo, the watch’s creator,  is keeping silent about how the this wonderful piece of technology works, however it’s known that the mechanical part of the Ox One is a TT-738 from Swiss Technotime SA, a movement supplier. You can check out some additional pictures below and the video above, but be weary of the price: a whopping $41,000 for one of the first units. YEESH! It’s still cool, though…

VCXO Ox One Magic Button Mechanical Watch With GPS Time Synchronization   watch releases

VCXO Ox One Magic Button Mechanical Watch With GPS Time Synchronization   watch releases

VCXO Ox One Magic Button Mechanical Watch With GPS Time Synchronization   watch releases

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