One of the greatest joys of owning a watch is that they cater to the individual needs of their owner - whether that’s a dual timezone watch for jetsetters or individuals who like to see the exact day, month and year on their wrist at anyone time.

These complications are the result of painstaking craftsmanship from the world’s best watchmakers. In spite of their name, though, the skill is not in their complexity but in solving a technical problem in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible.

Sometimes the most beautifully simple designs come about as the result of an incredibly intricate piece of watchmaking - that’s what sets these five contenders below apart from the competition.

Which watch do you think should win the Complication Award?

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