Have you ever wondered which is the costliest watch in the world?
When you are a connoisseur of luxury and the finer things in life, you will singularly desire to have the most exquisite of timepieces in the world displayed upon your wrist. Accordingly, we have collected together some of the most inordinately lavish watches that you will find adorned upon aristocrats and the wealthiest in Hollywood.
Our research has uncovered what are the most expensive watches in the world. And consequently, at the end of this most expensive watch list, we reveal the most costly wrist watch in the world.
Hublot Black Caviar Bang – $1,000,000
With hundreds of precious cut black diamonds and an 18k white gold clasp and case, this stunning timepiece also features a Hub Solo T tourbillon movement to counter the effects of gravity so to provide impeccable time-keeping. Ultimately, this costly wrist watch is a limited addition of only one piece.
Chopard Super Ice Cube – $1,100,000
Water resistant to 100 feet and sporting 60 karats of diamonds cut to appear like perfect cubes – this lady’s watch is 18k white gold. As well, it has scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and precision Swiss quartz movement.
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon – $1,300,000
Probably one of the most complex wrist watches you will ever see; it is truly a breathtaking work of art. One side reveals complex moon and date phases, while the other side reveals the night sky that changes with the sky above.
Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle – $1,500,000
This watch was built to celebrate Vacheron Constantin’s Tour de I’lle’s 250th anniversary. Most interestingly, it was claimed to be the most mechanically complicated watch in the world in 2005. Containing an extensive range of astronomic features, it also has a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, and tourbillon.
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 – $2,700,000
This mind-blowingly complex watch contains 1,483 individual components and 36 complications, with 25 visible. Mind-blowingly, there is also a 1000-year calendar which means this wristwatch is destined to become a family heirloom.
Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universelles Model 2523 – $2,900,000
Encased in 18k Gold, with an enamel and polychrome dial set above a map of North America, this watch enables one to view a 24-hour clock that reveals the time for several time-zones simultaneously.
Patek Philippe 1895/1927 Yellow Gold Minute Repeating – $3,000,000
One of the most expensive wristwatches ever sold at auction by Sotheby’s. In brief, this timepiece is simple, elegant and was created in 1895. Overall, it is a true family heirloom.
Piaget Emperador Temple Watch – $3,300,000
This lavish wristwatch is concealed within a double cover – the initial one containing a central emerald-cut diamond, 207 baguette-cut diamonds, and a further 481 brilliant-cut diamonds. Furthermore, the second face comprises a Polynesian mother-of-pearl dial with 350 baguette-cut diamonds, 162 brilliant-cut diamonds, and 11 baguette-cut diamonds. One of a kind, it sold the moment of its release.
Patek Philippe Platinum World Time – $4,000,000
This one of a kind wristwatch was the most expensive in the world in 2002. Significantly, it winds itself and shows the time zones of many cities from around the world. Notably, the finishes include rose, white and yellow gold, and also platinum.
Hublot Big Bang – $5,000,000
An outrageous 1,280 3-carat diamonds adorn this spectacularly extravagant wristwatch. In fact, Beyoncé gave this insanely expensive and one of a kind watch to Jay-Z for his 43rd birthday.
Patek Philippe 1943 Watch Ref. 1527 – $5,500,000
This vintage timepiece recently was sold for $5,500,000 at auction at Christie’s in Geneva. Notably, it is stunningly elegant with a perpetual calendar and a moon phase display.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 – $11,136,642
This incredibly rare wristwatch was part of a limited edition of 4, and the watch that sold at this price is numbered as one on its reverse. In addition, what makes the sale price so unusual, is that the casing is stainless steel.
Chopard 210 karat – $26,000,000
The most expensive watch price in the world, the above price of $26,000,000 is an estimate based on the 201-carats of multi-colored diamonds that adorn this bracelet-like wrist watch. Distinctly, it is embellished with three heart shaped diamonds – a colorless 11-carat one, a blue 12-carat one, and a pink 15- karat one.
Notably, they all swirl about a floral design. As well, the hardware is yellow gold with another handful of yellow diamonds. In conclusion, it is insanely extravagant and stunningly beautiful.