Stauer Gold Finished Graves '33 Wristwatch

stauer gold finished graves '33 wristwatch

Item #: 17454
Now $196
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Has the world’s most valuable timepiece disappeared forever?

Back in 1933, the single most important watch ever built was engineered for a quiet millionaire collector named Henry Graves. It took over eight years and the most advanced horological techniques to create the multifunction masterpiece. Decades later, when the ultra-rare innovation was auctioned off in 1999, it sold for the record price of $11m and in recent years has been on display in a Geneva museum. However, the watch recently returned to the auction block selling at a new record price of $24,128,000 to an anonymous bidder. Will this masterpiece slip away into a private collection only to be enjoyed by the privileged few? We believe that a classic like this should be available to true watch aficionados, so Stauer replicated the Graves design in the limited edition Stauer Graves ’33 Wristwatch.

The antique enameled face and Breguet hands are inspired by the original. But the real beauty of this watch is on the inside. Stauer replicated an extremely complicated automatic movement with 27 jewels and seven hands. There are 210 individual parts that are assembled entirely by hand and then tested for over 15 days on Swiss calibrators to ensure accuracy. Each Stauer Graves ‘33 watch is then re-inspected in the United States upon its arrival.

What makes rare watches rare? Business Week stated it best... “It’s the complications that can have the biggest impact on price.” (July, 2003). The four interior complications on our Graves watch display the month, day and date, while 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 rubies that give the hands a smooth sweeping movement.

We’ve done the unthinkable. Not only have we emulated this stunning watch of the 1930s but we’ve been able to build this luxury timepiece for a spectacular price. Many fine 27-jewel automatics on the market today are priced well over $2,000 dollars, but you can enter the rarified world of fine watch collecting for much less. You can now wear a millionaire’s watch but still keep your millions in your vest pocket. Fits wrists 6 ½"–9".

Check out the Silver-finish Stauer Graves '33 Wristwatch

  • Four Interior Dials Day, Date, 24 Hour Clock and on that Depicts The Sunand Moon
  • Stainless Steel Case
  • white dial
  • crystal: Mineral
  • Band: BurgundyCrocodile Leather
  • Case Thickness MM : 14
  • Band Width Mm: 20
  • Water Resistantto 5 ATMS
  • Movement: Automatic
  • Case: Stainless Steel
  • Jewels: 27
  • Case Diameter Mm: 39
  • Wrist Size Inches: 6 ½" - 9

Read what customers are saying about this product:

Rating: 4.64 out of 14 votes cast

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can''t decide

my husband is enthralled with this watch which i gave him for our anniversary/christmas present. it is unique and eyecatching and gets lots of compliments.

n.c.

carlsbad,ca

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Incredible Eye Catcher

In my lifetime, I have owned scores of very nice watches. Never have any of them captured people''s attention the way this Graves 33 does. The number of complications impresses even my friends with Rolexes and Tag Hauers. Stauer has truly recreated a legend in high quality for a reasonable price.

E. E.

Westampton, NJ

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Great value, great watch!!

I purchased this watch two years ago...awesome! Never had any trouble, I get a ton of compliments (people think its really expensive) and I can say enough about its form and function!! I''ll be a long time customer with this company!!Thanks Stauer!!

B. R.

Nashville, TN.

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Very nice

The first day i wore this watch to work I received quite a few very nice compliments on the watch. Most people wondered where I had purchased it from because they had not seen anything like it. I told them to check out your website. I really love this watch. It really compliments the man.

P. R.

Wenatchee, WA

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Very nice

The first day i wore this watch to work I received quite a few very nice compliments on the watch. Most people wondered where I had purchased it from because they had not seen anything like it. I told them to check out your website. I really love this watch.

P. R.

Wenatchee, WA

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Nice Watch

I purchased this watch and have been using it for 2 weeks now. IT IS GREAT, no problem at all. You can''t ask for more for this price. I am very happy with it. I will write another review after some months to let you know what is going on. But today I have to say: Don''t be afraid of buying a Stauer because it says "China Movement".

DGM

Canton, MA

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Great Watch for its Price!

I''ve been using this watch everyday since I bought it. It''s a great looking watch. The only problem that I find is that the pins that adjust date and month can easily be pressed inadvertendly, thus changing the correct settings. I wish there was a way to secure them

E. A.

Miami, Florida

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Better than anticipated

I love watches, the only jewelry I wear. Wow, this watch beats them all, including watches I own at 10 times the price. From the blue jewel hands including the smooth sweep second hand to the ivory face, it''s a classic. Brings wow''s from anyone who notices it. It''s definitely a five star rating from me. Thanks Stauer.

t.y.

Sarasota, FL

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Your match is very special in it''s look.

I''ved owned Rolex''s,but this look is great...

A. O.

Clarksville,PA.

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Interesting watch, but fragile

The watch face has a nice classic design, reminiscent of certain more luxurious brands, and the crocodile leather band is an elegant touch. The watch keeps good time as well.However, it is rather fragile. It quit working after accidentally dropping on a thick-carpeted floor. A local watchmaker was able to fix it, and he commented negatively on the quality of the movement.Additionally, the watch band wears out rather quickly, and the placement of the push-buttons makes it easy to inadvertently press them.This is good to wear as a dress watch on special occasions, rather than for everyday purposes.

J.W.

Tacoma, WA

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splendid

I originaly had the 1922 tachymeter automatic watch since 2006, nice watch, I was a little skeptical about he durability of this watch. It has taken some hard Knocks, bumps, scrapes but still looks brand new and keeps perfect time, but on the + side.Because of that I purchased the Graves 33, and find myself admiring it more than checking the time, the blue hands and gold rims sparkle at the same time and catch everyones attention or admiration. The only negative thing I have with this watch is, if I keep it in a watch winder it looses 15 to 20 seconds in a 48 hour period (have not tried faster settings) if I wear the watch it will loose a couple of seconds in that time period and in some cases speeds up. Which is perfectly acceptable for an automatic watch as the time averages out for precision, rather than quartz or digital accuracy, once positive or negative remain in that direction. Plan on keeping as long as I can, now I-eeng the steel noire.

R.

Lander, WY

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It''s different...

Good looking watch. The gold tone model would look better without the white face

M.

Virginia

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So far so good

I needed an everyday watch because I wanted to save my Tag for special occasions. So far this watch is pretty cool. Great look. t seems to work great. Compared to the Tag it is considerably lighter but it seems to do what it promises. All in all for the price I am pleased. My tag cost over $3000 this cost $149... But I realize that the quality is not that of a handmade Swiss watch. That''s ok I still like thus far. I will report back after a month a let you know how its holding up. I withhold the 5 stars because the verdict is still out.

John FFoster

Tucson Arizona

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Could this really be it?

I have just purchased this watch and I would like to make it publicly known that I have divorced by wife because of it. It''s face, so much more pleasing to look at than my dumpy sack of an ex-wife. It''s precision, it''s tiny jewelled hands, it''s ''been in Magaluf'' tanned strap. I want it to marry me. Thank you.

J.

Nebraska