The Most Expensive Watches Ever Made
Watches have become a staple of modern men’s fashion and professionalism. Businessmen and models alike have been seen sporting these fancy pieces of timekeeping. You probably even own one yourself.
But have you ever stopped to think what the most expensive watches could be?
You’d be surprised to find out that many intricate pieces and valuable jewels jack up the prices to ridiculous amounts that are so outrageous that they make our homes look affordable in comparison. So what are you waiting for? Liquidate those assets, sell that car, and get yourself one of these expensive wrist watches to show off.
Hublot Black Caviar Bang Wrist Watch
Hublot Black Caviar Bang Price: $1,000,000.00
You know you’re in for a surprise if the first watch on this list comes in at a full million. Designed by Hublot this sleek hardware came out in 2009 is decked out in 501 black diamonds, and 18 carat white gold. When it comes to expensive watches, this one is no doubt a classic.
Chopard Super Ice Cube Wrist Watch
Chopard Super Ice Cube Price – -$1,100,000.00
If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then this beauty should be a girl’s BFF. This watch made in Switzerland by Chopard is covered entirely in 60 carats of perfectly cut diamonds, from the clock all the way to the strap. And if you drop it in water, fear not! The watch is waterproof up to 100 and feet and is even scratch resistant. Who says you can’t have fashion and durability?
Vacheron Tour de l’Ile Wrist Watch
Vacheron Tour Price $1,250,000.00
This tourbillon watch was made by Vacheron, the oldest watchmaking company in existence. Their experience of over 250 years helps them make watches that are unparalleled by anything else in the same price range. This piece of handiwork has a numerous amount of pieces that could even shadow modern cellphones and is the most complicated serial watch ever made.
Hybris Mechanica a Grande Sonnerie Wrist Watch
Hybris Mechanica a Grande Sonnerie Price: $1,500,000.00
This mechanical beast boasts a whopping 1,472 parts. It contains a calendar, a flying tourbillon, has an audible chime with it, and can still tell you what time it is. The watch was so intricately designed by jaeger lecoultre whom it took 5 years to fully develop. It is definitely a watch for someone who is business savvy.
Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Wrist Watch
Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 Price: $1,000,000.00 – $2,000,000.00
This striking wristwatch comes with an attractive blue face, a back made of sapphire, and 30 degree tourbillons. Its namesake comes from a small touch by a Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey with Willard Wigan who’s work can be seen on over at greubelforsey.com. On the side of the watch is a small magnifying glass that, when you look through it, reveals a small ship made of pure gold. That alone would make it worth the price, that is if you had 2 million collecting dust in your bank account.
Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire Wrist Watch
Tourbillon RM 56-02 Price: $2,000,000.00
With an inside made entirely of titanium parts and a clear covering made from sapphire, this watch has a great wow factor to it. Only ten of these mechanical beauties were made by Richard Mille, but they’re not that pricey, considering the other watches that are about to be listed.
The Grandmaster Chime Wrist Watch
Grandmaster Chime Price: $2,600,000.00
Patek Phillipe celebrated their 175th anniversary with this golden marvel. With a production time of eight years and over 100,000 hours, it’s easy to see that this watch was designed to leave an impression. Only seven of these masterpieces were ever created, each for the massive price point of 2.6 million dollars.
Patek Phillipe Platinum World Time Wrist Watch
Patek Phillipe Platinum World Time Price: $4,000,000.00
In 2002, a rich bidder won this legendary wrist watch for over 4 million. Labeled as the most expensive watch in the world (at the time) and was believed to be the only one of its kind. The winning feature of the watch was being able to tell time no matter what part of the world you’re in. Add to that a combination of different colors to choose from, this watch was nothing to merely write off.
Patek Caliber 89 Pocket Watch
Patek Caliber 89 Price: $5,120,000.00
This pocketwatch is worth my entire house payment… 50 times over. Your best bet to getting one of these is telling Santa how much you want one and holding out hope that you’ll find it under the Christmas tree. Why so expensive? This is the world’s most complicated watch, coming with 33 complications in total, and to be able to fully understand how to operate the device, you need a degree in mechanical engineering. But, hey, it does everything except make coffee.
Patek Phillipe Super Complication Pocket Watch
Patek Phillipe Super Complication Price: $11,000,000.00
Now we’ve began to reach the realm of obscurity. In 1933, Patek Phillipe made this watch (at a whopping 11 million) for a wealthy banker by the name of Henry Graves Jr. The hardware took 5 years to develop but came with a slew of different timekeeping features, including a chronological function for each hour of the day. It has gone down in history as the most expensive watch sold at an auction.
Chopard 210 Karat Pocket Watch
Chopard 210 Karat Price: $26,000,000.00
Designed by Chopard, this incredible work of art is so expensive that there isn’t even a listing price. The entire watch is covered, no, saturated in 201 karats of various colored diamonds. It is so flashy and ostentacious that it looks more like a bracelet than anything else. All functionality was sacrificed for the look of this wristwatch. It’s more jewelry than an actual timekeeping device.
Graff Diamonds Hallucination Watch
Graff Diamonds Hallucination Price $55,000,000.00
And thus we have reached it: the most expensive watch in the world. This heavily decorated timekeeping device would cost you 275 of the latest Lamborghinis in production.
Say it with me… 275 Lamborghinis.
This far surpasses the realm of obscurity, it rockets into new heights of crazy impossibility. Graff Jewelry made this monstrosity of jewels. Every inch of the watch is decked out in all kinds of valuable gems, even the part that actually tells time is covered. All of the jewels are set in platinum. Don’t get your heart set on it though, because there was only one made. However, if you want it that badly, Graff still has it up for sale. Save your pennies.