When we announced that Patek Philippe would sell the Grandmaster Chime watch for a mere $2.5 million we thought it would take more than, like, a couple months for them to move all these things.
Granted, they only made 6 of them for sale, but still, that's $15 million worth of watches, folks.
To put that in perspective, you could buy 100,000 of the Swiss-made automatic Sistem 51 watches from Swatch. Or, you could just retire comfortable, forever.
Apparently, rarity like that is irresistible to wealthy collectors, especially because the Grandmaster Chime is the most complex watch ever created, featuring more than 20 complications, two time zone displays, and working adjustments for leap year. It's also the 175th anniversary timepiece for family-owned Patek Philippe, the Swiss watchmaker many consider the finest in the world.
According to Patek Philippe, the company has delivered only two of the Grandmaster Chime watches to buyers, with the third delivery coming at the end of March. The company estimates it will take them two years to make the remaining three watches.
This article originally appeared on esquire.com
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