There are certainly some amazing timepieces to learn about, from the most expensive, diamond-studded devices to antique watches in our list below.
The Vacheron Constantin 57260
Firstly, we’ll start our list in tenth place is the 57260 by Vacheron Constantin, a stunning pocket watch. It is currently valued at $8 million and offers a huge 57 complications, with ten of these unique to Vacheron Constantin.
This model is one of the most expensive in the world and designed over eight years by just three watchmakers. They succeeded in making a stunning watch that offers complexities that cannot be found elsewhere.
The Patek Philippe Ref 1518
This stainless steel number is the most expensive and one of the most popular watches on this list, at £11 million. The reason for its popularity is because it offers a lot of complications but is housed in stainless steel rather than precious metal.
The reason it is so expensive and sought after is that there are only four of them in the world – so they’re incredibly rare. You won’t be able to get your hands on one of these unless the current owners decide to sell.
The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
It’s not a shock that Rolex appears on this list—Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is the timepiece that does it. The history of his ownership comes with two distinct rumours – either Joanne Woodward gave it to him when he began racing, or he received it when filming Winning.
Valued at nearly $18 million, Paul Newman is the reason this watch has rocketed onto the most expensive list!
- Read more about Rolex watches here.
The Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
At a value of $18 million, this watch was in partnership with Billionaire, the fashion label.
The watch offers emerald-shaped diamonds across the entire watch at a total of 260 carats! The casing is made from 18-carat white gold, and the watch utilises a skeleton design to see the inner workings.
The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
As the name suggests, this watch is renowned for having 24 complications, one of the most complicated in the world. It can give you sunrise and sunset times, Westminster chimes, and much more.
It took eight years to create and is cased in yellow gold, mixing traditional and modern design. The watch is personalised with a celestial map taken from the view at Henry Graves’ apartment. Luxury at its finest!
The Chopard 201 Carat Watch
If you love diamonds of every colour, then this $25 million watch may pique your interest! Smothered in 874 diamonds and housing a small hidden watch face, it certainly is a unique offering. To check the time, simply press a mechanism that will move the three largest, heart-shaped diamonds and reveal the time.
This watch is certainly not for the shy and will certainly stand out in a crowd. If you have the cash to pay for one of these watches, then the price won’t be too off-putting.
The Jaeger LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette
If you want something worth $26 million that offers understated glamour, the Jaeger LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette is an excellent choice. Built with a silver case and sapphire glass, the tiny watch face is nestled amongst the white gold bracelet.
To help achieve the glamorous look, the watch has over 576 diamond pieces in it and 11 gemstones!
The Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette By Breguet
This Breguet pocket watch was first made in 1827 with every complication that was available during this time. It is now considered one of the biggest feats in the watch-making world as it was well before its time.
To get your hands on this important piece of history, you would need $30 million. In return, you would own a watch that was destined to be owned by Marie Antoinette.
The Fascination by Graff Diamonds
When you have a whopping $40 million spare, you can consider buying The Fascination. This timepiece is crafted with the most stunning diamonds that equal 152.96 carats! The watch face then adds a further 38.13-carat removable pear-shaped diamond.
If you take the timepiece out of the gold bracelet, you can also wear it as a beautiful ring!
Number One MOST expensive – Hallucination By Graff Diamonds
Sticking with the diamond theme, this $55 million timepiece is also made by Graff. It is called the Hallucination and is easily mistaken for an expensive bracelet rather than a watch.
With 110 carats of rare diamonds, each gem is shaped and placed into position by hand. The centrepiece is covered with pink diamonds and offers a small and trustworthy watch face that keeps you on track.
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Last Updated on May 11, 2021