Video: Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175

The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 celebrated Patek’s 175th anniversary back in 2014. They produced this incredible video showing just how intricate and time consuming producing a watch like this is.

This watch is one of only 7 in the world and costs a cool $2.6 Million USD.

But buying the Grandmaster Chime was not as simple as just ponying up the money, the CEO of Patek Philippe; Thierry Stern insisted on meeting anyone who wished to buy the watch personally, to determine whether they where the type of person who would appreciate the significance of owning a watch like this.

The Grandmaster Chime was a flagship watch for Patek and took over 100,000 hours for 2000 watchmakers to build — with over 200 hours spent on hand engraving the large golden case.

This watch is more of a marketing tool for Patek than anything. Proving to the horologist community that after 175 years, they were still able to innovate and create an insane watch.

Personally, I think the watch is gaudy, and even if I had the money, I wouldn’t wear it. But I love Patek’s attitude and wanted to share the video with you guys 😉

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