On the 11th of this month, a precious watch made by a luxury watch maker for himself was auctioned at the Antigoron auction house in Geneva.
This coveted watch was made by Jacques Grey around 1950 and it is also the only watch of its kind made of steel. During that time, Jacques worked in the studio of Fils de Victorin-Piguet, a subsidiary of Patek Philippe. This watch is conservatively valued at $ 160,000, but due to its precious rarity and history of origin, the value may not be only reflected in this price.
At that time, Régleurs was a watch manufacturer with super high technology that could adjust the watch to the most accurate level. It was also the most paid profession in the watch industry. Gray was in such a profession at the time.
In 1941 he won the Guillaume Award, a prize for precision timing. At the same time, it strengthened Patek Philippe’s position in the world’s top watch industry. This watch features a round button timer, a 30-minute register, and a stainless steel buckle.
But at the same time, because it is a watch manufactured by Gray for himself, it is not numbered, which is why this watch has become more distinctive. The auctioned object also included a letter from Gray’s son, mainly telling the interesting history of this watch.