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LA-based retailer ClassWatches said that its mid-market offerings will suit first-time buyers of mechanical watches
The solar powered watch is inspired by the US Military and the inside of its helicopter cockpits, with an updated design
Limited to 50 pieces and retailing at $25,000, the watch also comes with a free Ulysse Nardin surfboard in support of the nonprofit organisation
Buyers who purchase one of the 500 watches could end up getting the engraved timepiece, worth an estimated 16 times its selling price.
The watch's name means 'fidelity' in Latin, and is a reference to the only opera that Beethoven composed
Sotheby's underestimated the eventual selling price, forecasting it would go for between $516,000 and $1m.
Exhibition reportedly displays the largest collection of Grand Seiko watches in the world, including all of the limited editions released for the brand's 60th anniversary.
The watch is housed in a hand polished Vanguard titanium case, with white enamel coating, and features a white alligator strap with red stitches.
The brand has released four reinventions of the racing watch Carrera, featuring 44 mm stainless steel cases with alternating polished and fine-brushed finishes.
The lightweight aluminium material Hublot describes as monochrome material, anodised, satin-finished and through-tinted millennial pink.