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Why This Watch Costs Over $450,000

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Mr. Pascal Raffy is the current owner of BOVET, a legacy watchmaking company based in Switzerland. BOVET is famous for creating intricate and complex timepieces. We got to take a closer look at the Récital 22 Grand Récital which comes in red gold and platinum, each hovering around the $500K price range. What makes this watch worth nearly half a million dollars? ------------------------------------------------------ #Bovet #Watch Business Insider tells you all you need to know about business, finance, tech, retail, and more. Subscribe to our channel and visit us at: https://read.bi/7XqUHI BI on Facebook: https://read.bi/2xOcEcj BI on Instagram: https://read.bi/2Q2D29T BI on Twitter: https://read.bi/2xCnzGF --------------------------------------------------
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Harry Barry (3 hours ago)
Flat earth... hahahahaha had to say it
G D (16 hours ago)
Because there are idiots who will pay that price for you it.
apojoga (1 day ago)
I believe an iPhone takes a lot more delicacy and finesse for its components to be built and assembled. This is just a dying attempt to sell a (relatively) simple mechanical system (probably designed on a computer! and CNC machined, too) for an exorbitant price.
Furkan Ayas (2 days ago)
What time is it? me; putting my sunglasses on my head and take out the users manual in my pocket and sleeve my arms. Handling the big shining and calculate the time with using the stars location on the systems and say, its 12.00
TruAgape1234 (3 days ago)
There’s an app for that.
Jack Vai (4 days ago)
because humanity is a foolish thing... some people live in palaces and others in shipping containers... and nearly everyone thinks that makes sense... lol.
akis anwnymos (4 days ago)
Al Bundy (5 days ago)
Keep the watch give me the money .
Aalpha QLF (5 days ago)
ster88 (6 days ago)
Will It Blend ???
Razak 44 (7 days ago)
Thats a bad ass watch.
Pom Jam (8 days ago)
3d printing will drive these prices down way
Cymr (8 days ago)
can it run doom?
plebkoolaid (9 days ago)
I want one.
It's a beautiful watch but no fuckin way I'm buying a half million dollar watch... That's just disgusting
fabian Athiah (9 days ago)
China got this for 100 dollar...100 dollar!! I tell you.
Capt. George (9 days ago)
I have gas.
Holo (9 days ago)
I just want a Mickey mouse watch
NORTHSIDE 306 (10 days ago)
Ohh nahh😌😌
GENZ (10 days ago)
Did they paint the monkey from Hangover 2?
F. Teixeira (10 days ago)
I made a turd its worth a million
jean jorda (11 days ago)
I really like my G shock watch
A T (12 days ago)
The only person I can think of who might buy this watch is Floyd
Trashcan Chan (13 days ago)
Just buy a $12 Barbie watch. You’re good now.
pedjarudnik (13 days ago)
Dal pusta kisu za te pare?
Razor Reznov (14 days ago)
It costs half a million "why"?! cuz it glows at dark
Razor Reznov (14 days ago)
I will pay 20$ for this at the most
Victor Castillo Garcia (15 days ago)
i should make my own, and sell it for 450 dollars
Danny BGD. (15 days ago)
This watch is absolutely gorgeous! Great video btw.!
Legion (15 days ago)
I’ll take 5 Chum change...
Tudor Renegade (16 days ago)
To answer the title because there are people stupid enough to buy it !
Nick de windt (16 days ago)
I will bet my life that my $12 Casio keeps better time...and really, isn't that the point?
AudiophileTubes (16 days ago)
For THAT price, it better go down on you!
Alpha Stormer (16 days ago)
It tells you when and possibly where you can teleport. That's why it cost so much. Its not meant for a regular person in the first place.
Meyer Lansky (16 days ago)
Man let's talk about that 18 million dollar watch Mayweather brought
Jonathan Kafrouni (16 days ago)
2 grand would be the maximum id pay Thing what happens if it fell from a high spot or you lost it
Omar Xman (17 days ago)
Dose it speak
Alex Yoon (17 days ago)
LeBron James makes about $80 million a year, including endorsements. Divided by 12 = $6.666 million a month. So.... $450,000 is about his two days of pay! that is like us buying a decent Seiko Automatic! I do not even want to do the calculation for Jeff Bezos who is worth 151 billion as of today..... I guess everything is relative. Except guys like you and me who are watching this type of video, we will be ordering $50 casio from Amazon, ha ha ha
diether xavier (18 days ago)
And then China made a copy.problem solved.
AlphaApple (18 days ago)
Does anyone know about smartwatches?
pumpuppthevolume (19 days ago)
I'll get the chinese version
cool -.-
Wuqz (19 days ago)
He's wearing tiny condoms on his fingers 😂
IIFaDedII (20 days ago)
Millionaires: flexing with their 450,000$ watches Billionaires: flexing owning these watch companies Me: iam good with my casio
Steven Black (20 days ago)
This watch proves the earth is flat
Togi Mathews (21 days ago)
Pretty sure some chinese guy is selling it for 45 $
Hassan Iqbal (22 days ago)
Can get this 1000 times cheaper if it was made by Chinese, how about that.
KimoEXE (22 days ago)
3:02 is that a condom?
KLAPPER GAMING (22 days ago)
Fascinate (22 days ago)
holy shit
Teo Kag (22 days ago)
But can it run Crysis?
Duck Goes Quack (22 days ago)
But can it play minecraft
I can afford a replica. 🤣
Jia L. (23 days ago)
You can only find its intricate details if you have a magnifying glass or monocle.
Mohamed Reds (23 days ago)
What a waste of money piece of crap
lee mhel (24 days ago)
And you call it watch? Ok..
Pranav Pawar (24 days ago)
Its still better than hypebeasts wasting $1000 on a $200 retail shoe made by kids in sweat shops.
Ben Webb (24 days ago)
Wonderful example of human ingenuity and skill
Anand R (24 days ago)
Does it time travel??
grey head (24 days ago)
So people can pretend they are rich, when they blew all their money on a f*cking watch.
tr1p1ea (25 days ago)
Unless it takes 20+ years to make one of these there is no justification for its pricetag.
Frederik J (25 days ago)
Is it nuclear powered thus able to go on for a thousand years?
Al A (26 days ago)
Business Insider is liberal fake news
podak10 (26 days ago)
It’s boring
Good Luck (26 days ago)
I have a feeling I'll get this at 1% of it's price in China
JKR_Gaming (27 days ago)
so what time is it?
Outerheaven97 (27 days ago)
They better take me back in time if it's that expensive.
Cody Hatch (27 days ago)
I hope it generates vbucks for that amount.
Soujiro Seta (28 days ago)
lol hard to make my ass, just saw a chinese version of this and its even better...
Hr576 12 (28 days ago)
Rather buy something like this than the ugly shit Floyd buys
I better be able to go back in time with this monstrosity
Svitojus (28 days ago)
That enamel Earth is the weakest design element on this watch. It just doesn’t suit the overall style of the watch.
Harley Lacayanga (28 days ago)
Ap0c (28 days ago)
I actually like it apart from the side knob. That is terrible.
matthew austin (28 days ago)
That's amazing. Most watches in this bracket make you think the owner could have you shot.
nathanyamaha465 (29 days ago)
Flat Earth watch.
Sabir Ullah Afridi (29 days ago)
Cost $1000 Price $450000 🤔
willy vlyminck (29 days ago)
It is a way for the extremely rich to set them apart from us, nothing more.
Sharon (29 days ago)
It makes me think of a more compact version of the antikythera mechanism which in itself was a fantastic device whose existence still baffles people to this day. If I could afford it, I would actually buy one of those watches.
Gucci Diapers (29 days ago)
Red Gold? Rose Gold*
FastLikeUNO (29 days ago)
I love this watch, but I need to buy my $286,000 house first 😄
IFnaYouBaum (29 days ago)
beautiful watch tho
Dennis Wei (30 days ago)
dummies don't understand craftsmanship and true artistry... this is an amazing achievement in technology and design
Rafiel Rosario (30 days ago)
So so beautiful
Adolf Hitler (30 days ago)
flat earth watch
asss attacker (1 month ago)
My Patek on my wrist
Tiger Woods (1 month ago)
Who cares about the watch I want some of those finger condoms
Real Beginning (1 month ago)
By the time I finally have the money to buy it, someone else already bought it.
_coma_ (1 month ago)
Just a protip: It's 2018; we have political issues domestic and abroad: wearing something like this makes you a fuckhead. The time is displayed on your busted ass mobile.
mike liburd (1 month ago)
Sadly that watch is worth more than my life
LegitCharge (1 month ago)
My phone can do all this and it wasn't even $100
Yolo (1 month ago)
I feel like I'm not worthy to wear the watch
Rolex0071 (1 month ago)
I'm half way through making a time machine and so far the cost is only $865.53c
paseey (1 month ago)
Nick Fury (1 month ago)
Der Melonensaft (1 month ago)
hm do ppl who buy this watch actually wear it ?
Holy Doggo (1 month ago)
A watch that I can finally understand the price for.
DNTBLAZE tv (1 month ago)
This watch better make me teleport to any part of the world or travel through time if not I ain’t buying. Not that I could afford it anyway.
Motivaction (1 month ago)
flat earth
Platypus (1 month ago)
Nice watch i would buy if i had 1000

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