For many of us, even the thought of dropping tens of thousands of dollars on a mechanical wristwatch is as foreign as it is absurd. But, there are some out there with the absolute means of spending what many people would consider a liveable yearly salary on a watch. Here are 9 such watches whose price tag beggars belief that are actually on sale and are ready and waiting for one such affluent person.
Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skeleton
Encased in King Gold and featuring an openworked dial depicting a tourbillon and the finest of finishings, the once six-figure Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Skeleton can be had for more than half its retail price.
Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon
The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Tourbillon could be in contention for probable deniability for all we know, but this obscure model is easily one of the most beautiful time-only tourbillons the maison has ever made.
Breguet Classique Complications 3657PT129V6
Breguet's Classique Complications 3657PT129V6 is a triumphant example of some very complicated watchmaking from one of the most pre-eminent high-horology maisons in the world.
Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon
Another obscure reference, this time in the form of the Carl F. Bucherer Manero Tourbillon. Serious bit of kit, this.
Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph
A heavy weight, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Chronograph is the most epic combination of complicated watchmaking meeting true haute horlogerie finishing.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Master Control Perpetual Calendar
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Master Control Perpetual Calendar is a piece that seems to have fallen off of a lot of people's radar. But here it is, in all of its glory.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time
An A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Striking Time hits all of the right notes, no pun intended, of any would be serious watch collector. Ridiculously good stuff that represents some of the best watchmaking that Lange has to offer.
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31
Relish in the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31's ridiculous 31-day power reserve and enjoy the spectacle that is to wind those two 1850mm-long mainsprings.
Chopard L.U.C Lunar One
Last but not least is the Chopard L.U.C Lunar One. Encased in platinum and featuring a perpetual calendar, the Chopard L.U.C Lunar One is one of those watches where you have to really know what you're looking at to fully appreciate.
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