What makes a watch worth over $100,000? The old school answer, according to Mike Manjos (in jest, of course), is simply five zeros… As admirers, collectors, and experts in the luxury watch space, we know many people question what makes a watch this expensive. Welcome to the latest edition of WatchBox After Hours, where C’Q Gottlieb, Mike Manjos, and Brian Govberg sit down to discuss highly complicated, ultra-rare, exquisitely finished – and yes, very expensive – timepieces.
From technology and superlative engineering to prestige and provenance, market demand, and the rise of the ‘celebrity watchmaker,’ this episode is your introduction to the ultra-high-end realm of horology. Among the stand-out watches discussed are the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar Chronograph Ref. 5970R, the Greubel Forsey Balancier Sport, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, and the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater.