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Why does this watch cost US$815,000?

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 05:50
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The most compelling explanation for the extraordinary cost of the Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon is scarcity - not just of the watches themselves, but of the human capital required to make them.

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IMAGINE a wristwatch that costs US$815,000. Imagine a wristwatch that costs US$815,000 and contains no diamonds or precious jewels. Imagine a wristwatch that costs US$815,000, contains no diamonds, but in some alternate universe of watch geekery may even be considered, yes, a