Next to the tourbillon, a minute repeater is considered one of the most challenging complications to execute in watchmaking. There are a few others like, for example, a perpetual calendar. Hence the price.
Playing around with my new digital (I'm a long time hold out from the film days). All taken with a Nikon D70s.
My youngest daughter during Halloween. I call this one Tough Chick:
My wife's cousin. I call this one Paparazzi:
And a couple from my gun collection:
Dress well and you'll be fine. Have your pants hanging half way off your ass and you'll look like a rapper wannabe with some serious bling. I'm not much for all gold watches myself, but I think it's really a matter of how you carry yourself.