A watch like this is of the few examples I can think of where I really don't need to explain too much of the movement's intricacies. For one thing, I am not familiar with each exotic method or material used to construct the movement, and second, the view of the movement itself tells you so much. Though I will give you the basics. The watch movement is automatically wound and features a beryllium triple-cam. This almost no lubrication needing compound made cam (look for the gold colored round object in the movement) is the mechanism that helps the linear time retrograde cylinders jump back to their starting position. There is also a toothed arm that is apparently called a "rack" that is done in a skeletonized honeycomb pattern motif and is visible through the side of the case. Honeycomb patterns are all over the watch movement.
What's most interesting about the Dior Christal Mysterieuse is that the electro-mechanical movement is always in motion. Featuring a total of six sapphire discs - the Quinting manufacture is composed of three fixed plates and three mobile discs rotate to indicate the days, hours and minutes. This mechanism allows the dial faÃ§ade to perpetually rotate, returning to its initial position only once a month.Read more ›