Daniel Roth is quite a well-known Swiss-based manufacturer of high-end time-telling devices, specialized in developing very rare, very complicated and, quite naturally, very expensive products. And this is also the case with the particular model you're about to see as follows, namely the company's Grande Sonnerie Moon Phase watch, which offers some pretty unique features, but at a price tag to match.
The highlights of this spectacular watch from Daniel Roth are the self-winding Tourbillon movement, entirely decorated by hand and manufactured completely in-house, the grand and small strike (which sound the hours, half hours and quarters), but also the minute repeater. Additionally, the device features a 4-hammer Westminster chime and is capable of displaying the moon phases and the date.
What's really interesting to note here is that the power reserve delivered by the movement of the watch is pretty impressive. Thus, the Grande Sonnerie offers a 48-hours normal functioning power reserve, an 18-hour petite sonerie power reserve and a 14-hour grande sonnerie power reserve.
As expected from such a high-end, extremely expensive product, the watch's very delicate and complex mechanism is stored within a white-gold case and features a very expensive, hand-stitched alligator leather strap. The dial is equally attractive, since it's manufactured from 18-carat gold and features a handcrafted moon phase in relief.
The Grande Sonnerie Moon Phase from Daniel Roth is probably one of the world's most expensive timepieces, as it has an estimate retail price of roughly 950,000 US dollars, with five to eight units being made each year. So, if you're willing to pay around 1 million dollars for a watch that only a few other people in the world actually have, this is quite a good opportunity to do so.