To help understand the price of high-end timepieces, this entry breaks down the value creation that they often result from in three aspects: skill, service and scale, with practical examples from brands such as Timex and Philippe Dufour.
If you find the price luxury watches mind boggling, just think of it as being a consequence of the scale at which they are developed and produced. This entry compares a mass produced Epson calibre AL55 with a hand finished Minerva calibre M16.31.
The tangible factors that make the differences between a $300 and $300,000 watch are essentially scale and R&D amortisation. Comparison between a Citizen BU0002-05P and a Roger Smith Series 4.