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 cost a cool $2.6 Million USD.

Enjoy:

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 wether 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 where 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 😉