...to spend $300,000 on a watch that doesn't tell you the time? It doesn't tell you the date. It's not even gold. It doesn't tell you the phases of the moon, but it does tell you whether it's day or night. Amazing!
I have windows I use for precisely this purpose, though I suspect that they cost a lot less. These watches are really accurate. So that you'll know exactly when the sun comes out. And unlike my windows, watches are portable.
Also, looking out the window isn't an exact science.
The other important point is apparently that you can spend a lot less on a watch that will tell you the time, so people who buy expensive watches aren't buying them for that.
Logically, then, since you can pick up a mobile phone for next to nothing that will allow you to call people, an expensive one doesn't need to have that feature. Instead it could contain a special mechanism of cogs and springs, hand made by Swiss craftsmen that tells you which way up you're holding it. I'm thinking of putting one on the market for $400,000. There'll be a red limited edition version that I'm hoping Bee will pay $600,000 for.
My special fountain pen will be a snip at $50,000. The nib has been sharpened by the specially shaped teeth of the rare Bwami Swamp Alligator. There is nowhere to put ink - after all, attempting to write with this precision instrument would not only damage it, but you'd risk ruining your expensive suit if the ink leaked out.
In the medium term, I predict that the laptop will be the next must have luxury item. I'm thinking that it'll be a bit cheap to include any electronics, so instead the screen will be hand-painted by some of the world's finest living abstract artists. The price? Well, if you have to ask...