(Last Updated On: October 23, 2018)
A high end luxury watch such as a Rolex, Hublot, Patek Philippe etc will cost you around $20,000 but these are not the most expensive watches in the market. In fact, their cost is just a tiny fraction of what some of the most expensive watches cost.
Here are 10 of the most expensive watches with unparalleled design and craftsmanship.
10. Breguet Antique Number 2667 – $4.5 Million
This watch features a stylish traditional design. It has an 18k yellow gold case plus two oscillating bodies. It was sold at Christie’s auction in Geneva and grabbed the title of the most expensive ever purchase in Breguet’s history. It has two movements based on the chronometer principle plus two separate dials. The first numbered with arabic numerals while the second with Roman numerals.
9. Louis Moinet Meteoris – $4.6 million
This is a watch whose manufacturer brand is based in Saint Blaise, Switzerland and named after one of the most extraordinary watchmakers in the 18th century named Louis Moinet. There are only four of these watches created with each having a different meteorite in it (moon, marrs, Rosetta Stone, Asteroid) and a tourbillon movement made of more than 50 small pieces.
8. Hublot Big Bang – $5 Million
Jay Z has always been a big fan of Hublot brand for a long time plus he is a watch collector. His wife used this info and decided to get him a $5 million Hublot Big Bang watch for his 43rd birthday. It features 1280 diamonds with at least three carats each. Every stone was even cur by the same New York jeweler who had over 40 years experience.
7. Patek Philippe Ref 1518 in Stainless Steel – $11 million
This watch didn’t follow the conventional style of Patek luxury watches being made of yellow or rose gold. It is made of stainless steel. It was sold at an auction at Phillips in Geneva for $11 million after the bidding took place among-st more than 7 bidders.
6. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch – $18 Million
Thus luxurious watch is made with 260 carats of emerald cut diamonds and a stylish skeleton face. It feels more like a crown more than a watch.
5. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $24 Million
This watch ranks as the most expensive Patek Phillipe watch created for Henry Graves Jr. It features 24 complications which include functions like a perpetual calendar, minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, sunrise and sunset times, celestial chart based on the night sky above Graves’ home in New York. It was purchased by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al- Thani of the Qatari royal family from Sotheby’s.
4. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 Million
It was created by Chopard and consists of a 15 carat pink diamond, a 12 carat blue diamond, an 11 carat white diamond and a further 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds. When one presses the spring-loaded mechanism in the piece, the three heart shaped stones open like flower petals exposed to the sun, exposing the pave-set watch face which has three pear-shaped yellow diamonds that total 8.45 carats.
3. Breguet Marie – Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch – $30 Million
It was commissioned by an alleged lover of the French queen, Marie Antoinette in 1782 but the intended recipient passed away before getting the watch. The maker took over 40 years to make it.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination – $40 Million
This watch consists of 152.96 carats of white diamonds and a center 38.13 carat, pear shaped diamond which one can detach into a ring.
1.Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million
The worlds most expensive watch was designed by Graff’s Monaco based interior design team in the likeness of a Graff Boutique. It has 110 carats of rare, enormous colored diamonds set into a bracelet of platinum. Some of the rare diamonds colors are Fancy Vivid Yellow, Fancy Intense Pink, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Light Pink, Fancy Light Grey Blue, Fancy Intense Ble, Fancy Green and Fancy Orange.