$1500 IS a lot for a watch. Especially one which will be bitrotten or obsolete within 2 years. It'll just be some worthless piece of crap gathering dust at the bottom of a drawer after that.
First go read TFA, then:
1. $1,500 is a competitive price for a Swiss-made luxury watch.
2. They offer to replace it for free by a regular mechanical watch that looks exactly the same as Connect.