Photo: Greubel Forsey By Simon De Burton
Can this watch be worth $1,000,000? The Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon watch costs $1,000,000. Simon De Burton explains why, as the ultimate luxury travel accessory, it’s worth it.
The Greubel Forsey Quadruple Tourbillon watch 2:17PM GMT 14 Feb 2013105 Comments High-end watchmakers thrive on achieving ever more mind-boggling feats of micro-engineering. They do this by creating ‘complications’, additions to a basic mechanism that endow it with different functions. The tourbillon, in which the regulating organ is contained within a tiny, rotating cage to counteract the effect of gravity, is considered the apotheosis of the horologist’s art due to its complexity and delicacy. The more complicated a watch, the harder it is to make, meaning fewer are produced. In haute horlogerie, economy of scale does not apply – so prices must rise accordingly.
(Via.Telegraph.co.uk Sunday 21 April 2013)