The Minute Repeater complication is one of the most difficult mechanisms and thus expensive complications to be built in a watch. Developed to be able to tell time audibly without lumination or for the visually impaired back in 1676. It was a luxury back then, it is even more so today. It was for the wealthy then, it's for the wealthy now. If you are truly into the mechanics as these are not quartz battery powered (in case that was not apparent) and appreciate the finer craftsmanship then this is not as far fetched. By the way in the world of minute repeaters, this one is probably the most affordable, not to mention you could sell this 5 years down the line and recoup 80-90% of what you paid, keep it for 10 years then you probably get more than what you paid. Try that with a car!!
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