Back in 1933, the single most important watch ever built was engineered for a quiet millionaire collector named Henry Graves. It took over three years and the most advanced horological technique to create the multifunction masterpiece. This one-of-akind watch was to become the most coveted piece in the collection of the Museum of Time near Chicago. We believe that a classic like this should be available to true watch aficionados, so Stauer replicated the exact Graves design in the limited edition Graves ’33.
The antique enamelled face and Bruguet hands are true to the original. But the real beauty of this watch is on the inside. We replicated an extremely complicated automatic movement with 27 jewels and seven hands. There are over 210 individual parts that are assembled entirely by hand and then tested for over 15 days on Swiss calibrators to ensure accuracy.
The four interior complications on our Graves™ watch display the month, day, date and the 24 hour clock graphically depicts the sun and the moon. The innovative engine for this timepiece is powered by the movement of the body as the automatic rotor winds the mainspring. It never needs batteries and never needs to be manually wound.
The precision crafted gears are “lubricated” by 27 jewels that give the hands a smooth sweeping movement. And the watch is tough enough to stay water resistant to 5 atmospheres.
The movement is covered by a years warranty. Not only have we emulated this stunning watch of the 1930s but just as surprising, we’ve been able to build this luxury timepiece for a spectacular price.
You can now wear a millionaire’s watch but still keep your millions in your pocket.
Fits wrists 6 1/2" to 9".
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