10 MOST EXPENSIVE WATCHES IN THE WORLD:
As we all know watches only tell time, be it of higher or lower value. However, certain things make some of them expensive, unique and costly to stand among the rest of the world. There are core intricate details like gems, studs, diamonds and carvings done on them with immense care. Many of them have expensive and rare gems embedded while some depict pictures and art of old age, which may be a period in history. The most expensive watches in the world have been created by some of the best watchmakers in the world. They are made from precious stones and are rare of a kind. The most expensive watch so far was created by Graff Diamonds, it is a Hallucination Watch sold for USD 55 million. Watches have always been luxurious items, especially for gifting purposes. Even some take a lot of fashion and interest in buying and keeping a wide range of watches in their collection. The most expensive watches in the world are made for collectors to be used on special occasions like birthdays and weddings. Watches depict personality, attitude and social outlook. They reflect the taste of an individual. Regarding high-end and pricey wristwatches some of them include: Rolex, Omega, Armani, Titan, Seiko, and Timex are right now at the top of the list. Let us look into some of the most expensive watches in the world:
Graff Diamonds Hallucination
It costs around $55 million per piece. It is made up of 110-carat diamonds of all colours, like Fancy Pink, Fancy Yellow, Fancy Blue, Fancy Green, etc. The design is worked upon by John Graff himself along with other gemologists and craftsmen.
Graff Diamonds the Fascination
This is the second edition by John Graff, costing around $49 million per piece. It contains 152.96 carats of original diamonds and the central diamond is 33 carats making this watch to be used like a finger ring and adding a royal look to your hands.
Breguet No. 160
It was created by Breguet himself for the Queen and completed after both their deaths by other renowned craftsmen of the world. It was stolen in 1983 but discovered back in 2007. Another replica of it was manufactured around 2008. It comes to $30 million per piece.
Chopard 201- Carat Watch
This stunning watch is sold at the rate of $ 25 million per piece. It comes with 874 diamonds totalling around 201 carats, displayed beautifully in an array of colours. The centre part of this beauty is comprised of three heart-shaped diamonds in pink, yellow and blue.
Patek Philippe Supercompilation
It is a gold pocket watch at the rate of $ 24 million per piece which was created in 1933 by Patek Philippe for banker Henry Graves Jr. the completion of the watch took almost 5 years for its beautiful and intricate design and compilations including a perpetual calendar, a celestial calendar with sunrise and sunset times and several other 24 exquisite features in total.
Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
For $18 million per piece, this watch has over 260-carat baguette cut diamonds which makes it different and remarkable from the rest. Under the diamonds, there is a white gold encasing for the actual watch. The watch is more like jewellery.
Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
It is the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction, originally belonging to Paul Newman as a gift from his wife. The watch comes at a rate of $17.7 per piece and gives a dominating look on hands owing to its three mini clock-like look features.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1518
This stainless steel-cased Patek Philippe Ref. was sold at auction for just over $11 million. It was produced as the 1518 model in 1941, making it the first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch ever produced in a series. It comes to $11.1 million per piece.
Vacheron Constantin 57260
An $8 million watch, Vacheron is a fairly complicated watch with 57 complications, some of which are unique including multiple calendars and a double retrograde split-seconds chronograph. The push buttons and the whooping 2800 parts of the watch are enclosed within a white gold casing.
Hublot Big Bang
Hublot’s Big Bang watch contains 1282 diamonds including more than 100 carats of baguette diamonds and 6 emerald cut diamonds weighing more than 3 carats each. It is one of a kind. It was purchased by Beyonce’ as a birthday present back in 2012.