How much would you pay for a new car? An engagement ring? Or even a parking spot? Millionaires and billionaires can stretch the budget as far as their interests take them. Some are willing to pay insane amounts for the best or most limited items.
Items like luxury watches are some of the most sought-after and admired pieces of technology. Combining the best in craftsmanship, history, and design, watch prices can soar into the millions. From a $55 million colorful diamond wristwatch to a timepiece commissioned for Marie Antoinette in the 1700’s, we have put together a list of record-breaking timepieces. Let’s take a look at the top 5 most expensive watches in the world to date.
5. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch | $20 Million
This Jacob and Co. timepiece isn’t called the Billionaire Watch for no reason. If you can swing the $18 million, you’ll receive a seriously luxurious watch complete with 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds and a stylish skeleton face.
4. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 Million
As the name suggests, this is one of the most expensive wrist watches with about 874 diamonds, which add up to 201 carats. The watch itself is extremely fascinating with several glittering colorful diamonds adorning its surface. Of these, you are likely to spot a blue colored diamond of 12 carats , a 15-carat diamond in pink and an 11-carat diamond colored white. In addition to this, there are also more diamonds in yellow and white that makeup 163 carats of this watch. It’s a truly stunning masterpiece.
3. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $25 Million
The most expensive watch by Patek Philippe on our list is the Henry Graves Supercomplication, created for a wealthy American banker of the same name.
This intricate timepiece consists of 24 complications and includes a perpetual calendar, minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial chart, based on the night sky above the owners home in New York.
What a stunning watch!
2. BREGUET NO. 160 – $30 MILLION
The original version of this watch was allegedly commissioned for Marie Antoinette by one of her lovers. Abraham-Louis Breguet began working on the watch in 1782, and Marie Antoinette was executed before its completion in 1827 by Breguet’s son. The watch included every known complication at the time, including a thermometer, chime, and perpetual calendar. The watch was on display at the L.A. Mayer Museum in Jerusalem until it was stolen in 1983. The watch was eventually recovered and is still on display at the Mayer museum today.
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch: $55 million
You cannot talk about the world’s most expensive watch and not include Graff Diamonds. Hallucination would cost an enormous dent worth $55 million in your pocket.
Completed in 2014, the Hallucination watch by London-based Graff Diamonds took “several thousand hours of work” and 110 carats to create, reports Money Inc. “A sculptural masterpiece,” the platinum quartz watch is encrusted in yellow, pink, blue, gray, and orange diamonds in different cuts.
The Hallucination is a one of a kind statement-piece that pushes the boundaries of Horlogerie to their most extreme.
This is the world’s most expensive watch!
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