It's all in the detail...

Vintage watches are one of the most popular categories we deal with.

They are are seen as wrist-art.

An investment you can utilise every day, and gain immense pleasure from.

In 2009, amidst the credit crunch, the vintage watch market came into its own.

Every month new world records were being set for Patek Philippe watches.

Celebrity owned watches were selling for huge sums of money.

Marlon Brando's Vacheron Constantin watch sold for $18,000. Steve McQueen's Rolex sold for £234,000 - 20 times the auction estimate.

A Rolex taken to the Moon sold for $131,450 - over 4 times the auction estimate.

But what is it that makes these watches so special?

Here we show a video that shows the intricacy of the design process.

Just how many parts are there in the average Rolex?

50?

83?

115?

250?

Take a look and find out...

 

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