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Crazy Money! Patek Philippe Watches

It’s Crazy Money Day!

Now I like watches. Patek Philippe is one of the oldest and longest-standing watch companies. Founded in 1839, it was acquired by the Stern Family of Geneva, Switzerland during the great depression. It’s the last family-owned independent watchmaker in Geneva. Patek Philippe is one of the most prestigious watch manufacturers in the world. Their standard of excellence is legendary. Each watch can take from several months to several years to create. Low production levels and high demand for the brand explains the high prices. Buyers know they’re getting a finely crafted timepiece with a heritage rich in experience, knowledge, and passion. Collectors see them as solid investments.

The Patek Philippe Nautilus was introduced in 1976 as a luxury sports watch. When the company announced it would be discontinued, the price jumped by tens of thousands in one day and it has become highly collectible. In 2014, a 1932 Patek Philippe sold for $24 million at Sotheby’s auction.  That’s crazy!

Watches tick off the seconds, minutes and hours of each day. Psalm 90 says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12) Let us ask God to reveal the brevity of our lives so that we steward each moment for His glory and our good. We need Godly wisdom, for the decisions we make today will impact eternity. 

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