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Longevity of Modern chronographs

30 Nov 2014 9:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

  I do find complicated watches fascinating, and it is obvious that I am not alone. The value of complicated watches is not easy to ignore, as they are among the most expensive timepieces in the world. One in particular housing 24 complications made for Henry Graves in 1933 had pre-auction estimates of $17 million for a November auction at Sotheby's. Its not often a watch like this comes across the bench, but still none the less interesting.

 

  Modern chronographs, like modules made by Dubois Depraz are found in variety of brands from Heuer to Patek with the whole scope of price range. But, when I think of modern chronograph modules I wonder if they are inferior/or superior to say a vintage Lemania caliber when it comes to longevity? Curious, what the watchmakers opinions are?

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