Rich won't hesitate to buy $1.3M Patek Philippe watch

By: Nayana Dutta

Yes, only the super rich buy these. But for people with deep pocketbooks, has a Sky Moon Tourbillon on sale for $1.3M. Call it a recession price. A Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon watch valued at $1.3 million is available for a limited time at

The Sky Moon Tourbillon watch by Patek Philippe is so complicated that only two are produced each year, making the watch extremely rare. Patek Philippe is one of the world's most recognized watch manufacturers, and the Sky Moon Tourbillon is truly a collector's piece. is a high end jewelry company fortunate to get its hands on this watch and make it available to the public.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon is made up of about 694 handmade pieces. Each gear is hand polished which reduces friction and adds to the watch's precision and longevity. It is the first double-faced wristwatch and is one of the most complicated wristwatches of all time. One side features a perpetual calendar and the other side features a presentation of the nocturnal sky with displays of star movement, moon orbit and moon phases.

Sapphire crystals on the watch are used to show the motion of the moon, moon phases and the sky chart. The watch's calendar indicates hours, quarter-hours and minutes with audible gongs, something extremely difficult to create on such a small piece. The watch is so accurate that it will not need to be corrected until the year 2100.

The watch's front dial, buckle and moon symbols are all made from gold, and it is encased in 18K rose gold. Made in Geneva, Switzerland, this watch's value will continue to increase over time. It is 42.8 millimeters in diameter and 16.25 millimeters in height and has a hand-stitched leather strap.

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