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“The Henry Graves Supercomplication” – a $17 Million Pocket Watch
Katarina
22 oct 2014 11:34

“What makes a watch the most valuable in the world? It’s supercomplicated – literally. In 1925 banker Henry Graves Jr. (considered the greatest watch collector of the 20th century) commissioned Patek Philippe to create a unique gold pocket watch. When Graves finally received it – eight years later – it was the most complex timepiece ever created by human hands. Among the watch’s 24 horological complications were a perpetual calendar, moon phases, a power reserve and the night sky of New York...

“What makes a watch the most valuable in the world? It’s supercomplicated – literally. In 1925 banker Henry Graves Jr.

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