In the unbelievable lifestyle of the first world, with their extravagant riches and money, it seems that everything’s possible that they could possess something that others don’t have. With all that wealth, sometimes a piece of clothing or accessory wouldn’t be a big deal. What if it would be something that costs millions of dollars? For just an accessory?! That’s a different story.
Most people indulge themselves in the luxury of buying cars, houses and designer clothes – others in luxurious watches. Would you believe that someone actually spends a fortune on a single piece of watch? Imagine buying one watch for the price of 10 Ferrari cars!
Though there have been hundreds of expensive watches in the world, listed below are the MOST expensive watches you’ll be shocked to know every cost.
10Christophe Claret DualTow Night Eagle
This unique creation by Chrisophe Claret had been part of the limited edition of 68 timepieces. Christophe Claret brought this exceptional design into its finest. Christophe Claret Dualtow Night Eagle’s mechanism and design were inspired by everything around him – the mechanism from a caterpillar-tread digger; the belts’ design from the wheel rims of a Bugatti T35; and its powerful mechanism and aesthetic references from the stealth plane.
9George Daniel Co-Axial Chronograph
One of the greatest watchmakers of all time, George Daniels is popularly known with his exceptional and unique artistry in horology. He was renowned as the center of horological excellence as he had worked very keenly with every timepiece and complete them by hand. He had made and sold collections of watches which was known to be impeccably precious and rare. George Daniels was mostly known because of his genius creation of the coaxial escapement, a mechanism which he had sold to Omega later on.
George Daniel Co-Axial Chronograph is one of his time collection masterpiece. Truly exceptional and legendary, George Daniel Co-Axial Chronograph was sold in an auction back in 2012 for $619,000.
8Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon
Whenever you hear the brand Bulgari, the thing that would probably flicker in your mind is it would be something incredibly precious – the design and the price.
Their expertise in watchmaking innovated another product of timepiece advancement. According to Forbes, Bulgari Megasonic Sonnerie Tourbillion is a “complicated timepiece that combined a tourbillon-style regulation system with an array of chiming functions. The movement contains over 900 hand-finished parts and the case is partially produced from the special “magsonic” alloy meant to enhance the music sounds.”
7Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication
Complicated as it looks (and by its name), Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grand Complication showcases an extreme mechanism. Audemars Piguet describes its features as “selfwinding watch with perpetual calendar indicating the day, date, week, moon phases, month, leap years, minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o’clock.” How cool is that?
6Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication
Included in the Grande Collection by the renowned watchmaker Jehan-Jacques Blancpain, Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication is crafted by 18-karat gold and is described as the “benchmark of watchmaking art”.
5Hublot Black Caviar Bang
COST: $1 million
Well, this one-million-dollar watch is definitely worth more than your car or even a house. Its outer casing is made of polished black ceramic and the inner casing is made of sapphire crystals. The mechanism features a self-winding movement and reserves power for 42 hours.
4Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
COST: $1.3 million
With exquisite engraved artistic design on a 18-karat white gold. Sky Moon Tourbillon “displays the retrograde date, perpetual calendar (day, month, leap year, moon phase, angular motion of moon), and a chart of the stars in the sky on the front dial.” (Forbes)
3Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle
COST: $1.5 million
Another expensive timepiece on our list of one-million-dollar watches, Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle belongs to the Tour de I’lle collection which features the world’s most complicated wrist watches. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle, however, is called one of the most complicated wrist watches in the world which had been manufactured with 834 individual parts and over 10,000 hours of design-making. Tour de I’lle’s timepieces never duplicate design. No timepiece is ever the same.
2Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
We’re over with a-million-dollar watches. This next wrist watch is in exchange of an extravagant amount – $2 Million. YES. Two million dollars. With all the complicated wrist watches in the world, Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 has been named as the Most Complicated Wrist Watch in the World. Showcases 36 complications, 1483 components and 99 jewels and hand-sewn alligator strap, this multi-million wrist watch will definitely satisfy your lavish lifestyle.
MOVEMENT: Mechanic Tourbillon, Carillon Westminster on 4 hammers and 4 gongs, Chronograph with fly-back mechanism and only one push-piece, Perpetual Calendar Secular, Equation of time, Two additional time zones, Automatic self-winding mechanism for the movement and the Westminster carillon.
DISPLAY: Hours, Minutes, 24 hours, Chronograph, Fly-back, Minutes counter, hour counter retrograde, two time zones, Movement power reserve.
1Patek Philippe 5004T
The last but not the least and the most expensive watch in our list, and probably in the world, Patek Philippe 5004T. Costs nearly $4 Million, Patek Philippie watches are all produced in a limited number. According to its official site, Patek Philippe, its features were carefully detailed. “The movement comprises 407 parts, meticulously finished by hand according to the workshops’ time-honored methods. Over the years, this rare combination of complications was housed in a case of timeless, discreet elegance in white gold, yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, and a limited series in steel.”