$40,000 Seiko Decor Collection Perpetuity Mantel Clock
Match this with your $100 Seiko, I dare you. Actually, Seiko makes some VERY nice stuff. Most Americans have never heard of Grand Seiko, or their luxury brand Credor, but Seiko does some remarkable things when it comes to luxury and telling the time. Most of these more expensive watches and clocks are not available or really hard to come by in the US though. Seiko figures most of you won't take a $1,000 plus Seiko seriously. Well I do, cause I know better. Still, this $40,000 plus Seiko Decor Collection Perpetuity Mantel clock might be a bit overkill.
The clock sits on a wood and brass base. Much of the brass is gold plated. The housing is glass and brass with stainless steel as well as aluminum. The movement is totally mechanical with an 8 day power reserve manually wound mechanism. The big clocks weighs about 35 pounds and is anything but diminutive at over 15 inches wide and 19 inches tall. While the movement is mechanical, it does have a quartz regulator just like the Seiko Spring drive movements. This gives it the allure of a mechanical movement with the accuracy of a quartz movement. Everything is made using Seiko's highest level of quality (which is pretty high). Being part of the Decor Collection, the clock is meant to be a serious statement of class and taste in ones home (according to Seiko that is). Still wondering what the other $30,000 - $35,000 is for though.
Ariel Adams publishes the luxury watch review site aBlogtoRead.com.