20 Most Expensive Watches
People say that time is money. But the makers of this unique collection of the most expensive watches manufactured till date believe in the opposite. Here money is time.
20. de Grisogono – Meccanico dG S25D ($590,000)
de Grisogono - Meccanico dG S25D This super cool and expensive watch is designed by de Grisogono, founded in Geneva in 1993. This Meccanico dG, costs $590,000. It has 20 units. It was designed in three variants: with baguette diamonds, with black pavé diamonds and with white pavé diamonds. It is made of 18 carats of gold, and has 126 baguette-cut white diamonds. It displays two time zones and has analog and digital displays. It has a power reserve indicator.
19. Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator ($700,000)
Vacheron Constantin Malte Tourbillon Regulator The amazing watch from Vacheron Constantin’s High Jewelry collection, the Malte Tourbillion Regulator has 263 baguette-cut diamonds in the dial. The case has 274 baguette-cut diamonds. It has an elegant black leather strap. The company was founded in 1755, standing as one of the world’s oldest watchmakers. Today it is part of the Richemont Group.
18. Omega – Constellation Baguette ($708,742)
Omega – Constellation Baguette This watch, priced at $708742, is available in Geneva at Omega boutique. It has 30 carats, 459 Wesselton diamonds. There are 146 baguette and trapeze diamonds on the dial. The case made of 18 carat white gold case is completely covered with diamonds. Omega is owned by Swatch Group.
17. Breguet – Classique 5349 Grande Complication ($755,000)
Breguet – Classique 5349 Grande Complication This piece has a platinum case decorated with baguette-cut diamonds. It contains more than 570 parts. Three patents protect its “superior precision and technological mastery,” according to Breguet. The company today is owned by Swatch.
15. Audemars Piguet – Jules Audemars Grande Complication ($780,600)
Audemars Piguet – Jules Audemars Grande Complication The watch from Audemars Piguet has a titanium case and features a perpetual calendar indicating the hours, minutes, day, date, week, moon phases, month, and leap years. It has a chronograph and a minute repeater. The strap is made from crocodile skin. The Jules Audemars Grande Complication is available exclusively at the watchmaker’s New York City boutique.
14. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication ($800,000)
Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication The cool watch from Blancpain, has a case made of platinum. The strap is made from crocodile skin. It has a complicated machinery and has 740 handmade components and pieces.
13. Louis Moinet Magistralis ($860,000)
Louis Moinet Magistralis The unique watch hosts a 2000 year old piece of lunar meteorite. The watch is made of 18 carats of gold and has a minute repeater, perpetual calendar and a push-button chronograph
12.Jacob & Co. – Crystal Tourbillon ($900,000)
Jacob & Co. Crystal Tourbillon This elegant watch is from The Jacob & Co.’s limited Crystal Tourbillon edition. It’s case is made in 18 carat white gold and is decorated with diamonds. It has an 2.22 carat baguette diamond buckle. Initially only 18 pieces were made, available in New York only.
11. Hublot Black Caviar Bang ($1 million)
Source The watch has a white gold case (18 carats). It sparkles with beautifully cut black or white 34.5 carat diamonds. The case and the bezel have 322 and 179 diamonds respectively. There are 30 on the clasp too. The one million dollar watch has only one visible feature, which is the black and deep tones of the diamonds.The watch’s limited edition had only one piece.
10. Ulysse Nardin – Royal Blue Tourbillon ($1,000,000)
Source This expensive watch from Ulysse Nardin is made in platinum. The company was founded in 1846. The watch is decorated with 568 baguette-cut Top Wesselton diamonds (33.8 carats) and 234 baguette-cut royal blue sapphires (16.79 carats). It has a limited edition of 30 pieces. The watch is also available with leather strap.
9. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon ($ 1.3 million)
Patek Philippe – Sky Moon Tourbillon This Patek Philippe watch has a movement made up of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. This unique watch has two faces. The back of the watch has sidereal time and a sky chart that traces the stars and the phase and the orbit of the moon. It features mechanical movement that must be manually wound, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, leap phase and perpetual calendar. It has a platinum case.
8. Parmigiani Fleurier – Fibonacci Pocket Watch ($2,400,000)
Parmigiani Fleurier – Fibonacci Pocket Watch This beautiful pocket watch from Parmigiani Fleurier. The company was founded in 1975 in Fleurier, Switzerland. It is made entirely in Palladium and has a minute repeater with cathedral chimes and a perpetual calendar. The case is extremely attractive, decorated with enamel work. It has the image of a lotus flower and the snail shape represents Fibonacci’s Golden Rule.
7. Franck Muller – Aeternitas Mega 4 ($2,700,000)
Franck Muller – Aeternitas Mega 4 This amazing watch is from Franck Muller. The company was founded in 1992 in Genthod, Switzerland. The watch has 36 complications, the most of any watch in the world. It contains a 999-year calendar and has a chronograph. It has a three-day power reserve for the movement and 24-hour reserve for the chime. It has indicators for 3 time zones. The watch is available only in Geneva and New York.
6. Cartier – Secret watch with phoenix decor ($2,755,000)
Cartier – Secret watch with phoenix decor This unique wrist watch of the shape of a phoenix is made rhodium, plated with white gold. The eyes of the phoenix are made of emeralds and 3.53 carat diamonds. 3,010 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 80.13 carats cover the body of the phoenix. Cartier is owned by Richemont. The phoenix flies or not, the heart sure does with this beautiful and elegant watch.
5. Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time ($4 million)
Patek Philippe – Platinum World Time The watch from the makers of Patek Philippe, costs $4 million. The watch displays 24-hour time zones in different countries. It is easy to use and distinguishable between day and night in these different zones.
4. Louis Moinet – Meteoris ($4,599,487)
Louis Moinet – Meteoris This tourbillon presents a meteorite from the planet Mars. It has a hand-engraved dial. It has used the materials from a 2000 year old, moon meteorite and hence got it’s name. The outside case is made in 18 carat gold.
3. Patek Phillipe’s Supercomplication ($ 11 million)
Patek Phillipe’s Supercomplication This watch had a price of $11 million in 1999. It was auctioned at Sotheby’s auction in 1999. It was manufactured for Henry Graves. The watch dates back to 1932 and took 4 years of workmanship to complete. It’s made of 18 carats of gold and has 24 complications.
2. 201-carat Chopard ($25 million)
201 Carat Chopard The beautiful watch is sitting amongst the most expensive stones. It is surrounded by three red (15 carats), blue (12 carats) and silver (11 carats) colored, heart shaped diamonds. The white diamonds are arranged to form a flower. The have a yellow diamond as their center. It has 874 diamonds and weighs 201 carats.
1. Jaeger-LeCoultre - Joaillerie 101 Manchette (Priceless till date)
Jaeger-LeCoultre - Joaillerie 101 Manchette This glamorous and beautiful watch, made for a million dollar baby is priced as priceless till date. The watch is from Jaeger-LeCoultre. The watch sparkles with 576 diamonds and a sapphire dial. It is like a bracelet. It has black leaf like hands. The winding crown is at the back of the watch. The square units of the bracelet cum watch are made entirely in 18 carat white gold.
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