When it comes to showing off nothing comes close to watches as it shows off with every movement of the wrist. So it is natural that these will be some of the costliest gadgets in the world and playthings of the rich and famous. Among the many costly watches in the world here is a selection of the 10 costliest ones. Almost all of these watches are limited edition watches with the oldest one produced in 1933.
Most Expensive Watches In The World
Chopard 201 Carat Watch
The expensiveness of this watch from Chopard comes from its diamonds. The watch features a total 201 carats of diamonds with the largest being a 15 carat pink diamond.
The other big diamonds are a 12 carat blue diamond and a white diamond weighing 11 carats. Apart from these the rest of the watch is set in a total of 163 carats of yellow and white diamonds.The price is $ 25 million.
Super Complication From Patek Philippe
This is the most expensive watch ever made by Patek Philippe, the watchmaker known for its luxury watches. The watch features 24 functions and so is the name Super Complication.
It was made for an American banker named Henry Graves, Jr. in 1933 and the watch fetched $ 11 million in an auction at Sotheby’s in 1999.
1527 Wristwatch From Patek Philippe
This watch does not flaunt diamonds and precious metals to make it costly. It was made in 1943 and is a simple 18K gold plated chronograph. It features perpetual calendar with moon phases. The dial is silvered matte in finish featuring gold numerals. There are three subsidiary dials.
One dial shows seconds; another show 30 minute intervals while the third shows date and moon phases. It fetched more than $ 5.7 million at an auction at Christie’s catapulting it into the list of costliest watches.
Platinum World Time From Patek Philippe
Platinum World time is a limited edition series from Patek Philippe. The beauty of this platinum encased watch lies in its complication and simplicity. It winds itself and shows the local time across all the 24 time zones in the world. In spite of its complication, the watch is extremely easy to read. A 1939 Platinum World time sold for $ 4 million.
Single Button Chronograph From Patek Philippe
As far as it is known this is the only piece of single-button chronograph made by Patek Philippe in white gold. It was made in 1928 for an unidentified buyer. It features registers positioned vertically and features Breguet numerals. It sold for $ 3.63 million.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle
Only 7 pieces of Tour de I’lle were produced by Vacheron Constantin in 2005 to commemorate its 250th year. It is considered to be the most complicated watch ever made by humans.
There are 834 parts and 16 complications. Production of the watch takes over a year and it’s for no reason that it costs $ 1.5 million.
Sky Moon Tourbillion From Patek Philippe
Patek Philippe features once again with its Sky Moon Tourbillion. There are 694 hand made parts and each of its gears is polished to reduce friction to the minimum. The watch has two faces.
The face which shows time also bears perpetual date and the reverse has a base showing the night sky and displays the moon phases and angular movement of the moon for each day. In 2007 a Sky Moon Tourbillion in pink gold sold for more than $ 1.24 million.
Black Caviar Bang From Hublot
Black Caviar Bang is from the Big Bang series of watches from Hublot. The 18K white gold case is set with 322 accurately cut black diamonds.
Another 179 adorn the bezel and 30 are on the clasp. They total 34.5 carats and give the unique black appearance. The watch is priced at more than $ 1 million.
Magistralis From Louis Moinet
Magistralis belongs to the grande perpetual series of watches from Luois Moinet. Four sub-dials in old rose color contrast with the black guilloche base.
These dials are for seconds, 30 minute chronograph, date sub dial and day of the week. The moon phase is shown at the seconds sub-dial. These masterpieces come for around $ 860,000.
Brassus 1735 Grande Complication From Blancpain
These platinum cased limited edition watches from Blancpain feature a perpetual calendar, split seconds chronograph, minute repeater, moon phase and shows leap years. There are only 30 in the world and they sell between $ 750,000 and $ 1 million.
That concludes this list of expensive watches. But the list does not stop as there are numerous examples of wonderful masterpieces and exquisite craftsmanship. Moreover, the hunger for more exquisite and luxury gadgets will grow and in future more precious watches, tourbillions, chronographs will come to the scene to push up the prices. With such introductions, million dollars will hardly be a benchmark in the future.