In 1933, a horological marvel was crafted specifically for the discerning millionaire, Henry Graves. This intricate piece, encompassing over eight years of exquisite watchmaking techniques, stood unparalleled. Decades later, this piece of art was auctioned for an astounding $11m in 1999, only to be enshrined in a Geneva museum.
Recently, this masterpiece commanded a staggering $24,128,000 at an auction, acquired by an undisclosed bidder. Should such a gem remain sequestered in a secluded collection? At Stauer, we believe in sharing history’s splendor. Thus, we’ve meticulously replicated this legendary design, presenting the limited edition Stauer Graves ’33 Wristwatch.
The ageless enamelled face complemented by Breguet hands reminisces the original’s grandeur. Yet, the heart of this watch is its intricate mechanism. Stauer has emulated an intricate automatic movement, comprising 27 jewels and seven hands. With 210 hand-assembled components, each watch undergoes a rigorous 15-day testing on Swiss calibrators to guarantee precision.
Business Week elucidated, “It’s the complications that can have the biggest impact on price.” (July 2003). Our Graves watch is no exception. Its four internal complications effortlessly display the month, day, date, and a 24-hour cycle showcasing the dance of the sun and the moon. Powered by the wearer’s movement, this watch is a testament to self-sustaining elegance, eliminating the need for batteries or manual winding. The seamless motion of the hands is facilitated by 27 embedded rubies.
While replicating a 1930s masterpiece might seem audacious, we’ve achieved this feat without compromising on affordability. Dive into the world of luxury watch collection without the hefty price tag. Embrace the allure of a millionaire’s watch, while your fortune remains undisturbed.