- Ultra-complicated astronomical watches are works of genius that display the movement of heavenly bodies, explains expert Grégory Gardinetti
- Gardinetti tells the story of astronomical time-keeping: from engraved bones to modern day masterpieces
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Grégory Gardinetti is an expert and historian in watchmaking and the Culture and Patrimony Manager at the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva. The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)I love watchmaking in all its forms but astronomical complications are for me, the most magical. With astronomy you have the universe, the infinite, the giant -- whereas with watchmaking, you have the tiny, the minute.