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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 22:09

Blancpain's Adjustable Snooze

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This is a delightfully over the top patent. Granted in December, 2017, this patent describes an adjustable mechanical snooze function on a watch with an alarm.

I say this is over the top because watches with alarms are rare enough. It seems unlikely that anyone would actually manufacture one with a snooze feature (prove me wrong if they exist already), let alone an adjustable snooze.

The mechanism by which the snooze is achieved is pretty straight froward. There's a rack and cam (pictured above). The angle of the rack determines the duration of the snooze, and the cam has multiple points where it can set the angle of the cam. 

This is really one of those patents that would make an absurdly high-end watch. Would I use this if I had it on a watch? Of course I would. Would I ever buy one? I cannot imagine a world where I would.

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Ben