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In a factory surrounded by snow-covered peaks, technicians in lab coats use tweezers to assemble tiny metal parts into self-winding watches.

Once they’ve been checked through microscopes for precision and packed in satin-lined boxes, the timepieces are shipped off to boutiques along Los Angeles’ Rodeo Drive or swanky outlets in London’s Knightsbridge, where they’ll sell for thousands of dollars.

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