Such a wonderfully complex piece to work on! I did not count the number of parts, but disassembly and reassembly is a slow and tedious process. But once all the adjustment are complete, it’s like magic to see and hear the hammers come alive striking the hour, quarter hour, and minutes.
Every part is engineered and finely manufactured to tight tolerances. The split sweep seconds hand can be stopped while the main sweep hand continues. When it is reset, the sweep seconds hands give the illusion of merging back into a single hand. It’s complexity and fine craftsmanship cannot fully be appreciated until you’ve held one in your hand.