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  •  The Ultimate Swiss Watchmaker (7+ / 0-)

    Patek Phillipe is the only independent Swiss watch maker left.  All the other brands are part of larger companies, namely Swatch.

    The least expensive Patek watch, the Calatrava is around $15,000.  The most expensive, well...hard to say.  I've seen some that are in the $650,000 range, but there are a couple that exceed $2 million.

    Many Patek watches are bought as investments.  They are often never worn, stored for years and then auctioned at a profit, as production of many models is limited.

    Excess?  Yes, of course.  But that aside, they are a testament to the watchmaker's skill.  They are all hand made, taking months to construct thousands of parts. (They are all mechanical movements.)   In short, they are wonders of art on your wrist....and my assumption is that the company would like to be free of politics and have nothing to do with the NRA.

    ======================================================== Those who can, teach. Those who can't teach, make rules about teaching.

    by oxfdblue on Tue Aug 05, 2014 at 12:20:15 PM PDT

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