10 Most Expensive Watches That History Has Ever Witnessed
Who doesn’t like to flaunt a fancy, luxury watch? Since time immemorial, watches have played an important role, and today, luxury and expensive watches, despite the massive uses of smartphones that boast inbuilt clock feature, remain the most sought-after and admired pieces of technology. If you are an aficionado of luxury watches and think that you brag about the most expensive watch, this blog will blow your mind. Check out the 10 most expensive watches that history has ever witnessed.
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Price tags of the following watches are likely to soar – thanks to the extraordinary design and the best-in-class craftsmanship. Apart from technology and craftsmanship, the Company (Brand) and the materials used can equally be important factors that determine the cost of a luxury timepiece. Let’s have a look at the 10 most expensive watches that you have ever heard of –
10) Hublot Big Bang – $5 million:
Containing 1,282 diamonds, including over 100 carats of baguette diamonds and 6 emerald-cut diamonds, Hublot’s Big Bang watch certainly deserves a mention in the top 10 most expensive watches in the world.
9) Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 – $8 million:
Assembled by Vacheron Constantin and introduced in 2015, the Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260 boasts 242 jewels, 2,826 individual components, and 57 complications, thus becoming a single highly complicated mechanical pocket watch. A technological and artistic feat, the watch took eight years to design and create.
8) Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 – $11.1 million:
Launched in 1941, the Patek Philippe Reference 1518 model marked the beginning of an era for Patek Philippe. It is an extremely rare, highly attractive watch.
7) Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona – $17.8 million:
Back in 2017, the Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona watch was sold for a whopping $15.5 million (after including the buyer’s premium of 12.5%, the total figure rose up to $17,752,500.) Paul Newman was a famous movie star and car racer.
6) Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch – $18 million:
In the world of high jewelry horological masterpieces, Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch has made its existence unrivaled and untouched. The watch comprises 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds, 19 jewels, and 167 individual components.
5) Patek Philippe Supercomplication – $24 million:
This stunningly expensive gold pocket watch took five years to design and build. It was primarily designed by Patek Philippe for banker Henry Graves Jr. in 1933. The watch features 24 complications, including a celestial calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and a perpetual calendar.
4) Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 million:
Another awe-inspiringly designed timepiece that will adorn your flamboyant status is Chopard 201-Carat Watch. It contains 874 diamonds and flaunts a center of three heart-shaped diamonds in pink, blue, and yellow.
3) Breguet No. 160 (Marie-Antoinette) – $30 million:
Swiss watchmaker Abraham-Louis Breguet designed his 160th watch that turned out to be one of the most expensive watches on earth. More commonly known as the Queen or the Marie-Antoinette, the Breguet No. 160 “The Grand Complication” includes every known complication of the contemporary period.
2) Graff Diamonds ‘The Fascination’ – $40 million:
Graff Diamonds is massively popular for their luxurious diamond jewelry items. This piece ‘The Fascination’ speaks a volume. It contains 152.96 carats of diamond.
1) Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 million:
Ranked the most expensive watch that mankind has ever seen, Graff Diamonds Hallucination is comprised of 110 carats of diamonds – of all colors including Fancy Blue, Fancy Green, Fancy Yellow, and Fancy Pink. The spectacular timepiece also has cuts including marquise, pear, round, heart, and emerald.
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