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Debunking The Myths About Platinum | Quill & Pad

Platinum has always been a bit of a mythical metal, especially in the world of watchmaking.

Only the most expensive, and often also the most complicated, watches are fitted with platinum cases crafted from this white metal. Because of their price tags, they have remained rare. And because platinum watches are rare, they retain that same price tag.

Jean Daniel Nicolas Two-Minute Tourbillon by Daniel Roth in platinum (photo courtesy Guy Lucas de Peslouan)

Many watch brands position their platinum models as the nec plus ultra, reserved for only the finest watches.

Or so the story goes.

Many arguments are used to justify the steep price tags that come with platinum watches, and it is not uncommon that these are significantly more expensive than the same model offered in 18-karat gold.

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