However, to put it in perspective, these are the days when Patek can charge around $30,000, depending on the model, for a Calatrava. At the other end of the scale, of course, there’s the Lange Saxonia Thin 37mm, which is $14,800, albeit for a hand-wound watch with no date guichet. In the abstract, I’d love to see this Vacheron, with all its wonderful quality, and all its wonderful expression of a certain tradition of high-grade Swiss watchmaking, priced in accordance with standard practices from even ten years ago but that would require not just Vacheron, but the entire watch industry and probably the entire world, to be very different from what it is.