Collecting watches is one of the most costly hobbies in the world but very interesting and sometimes really profitable. Wristwatches which are collected are high quality, complicated, limited edition and with precious metals or diamonds. So let’s take a look on the list of 15 most expensive wristwatches in the world that costs over 1 million dollar.
Price: $1 million
This platinum limited edition watch was produced only in 30 pieces. Moreover, the watch was sold only at select retailers. The marriage of 568 baguette-cut Top Wesselton diamonds (33.8 carats) and 234 baguette-cut royal blue sapphires (16.79 carats) makes Royal Blue Tourbillion one of the most desired watch model among the connoisseurs. Though the model has water resistance only 30 meters – I am sure you won’t try diving for $1 million. If you are not metallic strap fan – you can try Royal Blue Tourbillion set with a leather strap and platinum buckle.
And again let’s say hallo to baguette-cut black diamonds as the crown dial and 18 carat white gold case of that model are encrusted in the stones. “Unfortunately”, the watch has no numbers on the face, BUT instead you watch 544 diamonds, a total of 34.5 carats. In 2009, Hublot Black Caviar Bang won the Grand Prix de Genève Jewellery Watch prize. Black Caviar Bang limited-edition is based on the Hublot’s popular Big Bang model. The price of the watch model makes it 8th most expensive watch in the world!
Price: 1.1 million
This is the case of speaking title. The Chopard’s Super Ice Cube freaky square-faced dial exhibits 66 carats of diamonds with 1897 brilliants. Swiss jewelry Chopard released this strange model.
Price: $1.5 million
Some people consider this unique watch to be the most complicated watch ever made. It is so because of the amount of it’s parts – 834 inside the Vacheron Constain’s Tour de l’lle. The watch is equipped with 2 time zones, Cn the sunset time function and incredible astronomical indicator of the night sky. Moreover, the watch model fits a perpetual calendar. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile is the world 5th most expensive watch coming with the price tag $1.5 million.
If you are in need of 480 diamonds totaling 58 carats contact Blancpain’s headquarters in Paudex and you’ll get them on the dial, case middle, bezel, bracelet and lugs of the Blancpain Tourbillion Diamants watch model. The self-winding mechanism has an amasingly long power reserve: 7 days. Blancpain Tourbillion Diamants has water resistance to a depth of 100 meters.
Price: $2,263,964 (Sold at Christie’s in 2007)
In 1996 Patek Philippe Model 1591 was firstly offered at auction and won the place of the most expensive stainless steel wristwatch model ever sold at auction. Until this time the model was not known publicly. Although, it was made in 40-th. Patek Philippe Model 1591 is said to belong to a maharajah who wore it when playing polo. Then it became a present to a maharajah’s wedding organizer. Some say that it is the only stainless steel model 1591 ever made.
Price: $2,280,000 (Sold at Christie’s in 2007 )
Patek Philippe Model 2499 First Series (1957) is a real limited edition, as there are only 5 other examples of this 18-karat rose-gold wristwatch, which appeared in public to date. The model is the most expensive watch ever sold at Christie’s.
Price: $2,7 million
Containing 1,483 components this Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega4 has the most complications of any wristwatch model in the world – 36! Aeternitas Mega4 fits 3 time zones indicators, 999-year calendar and a flyback chronograph. The watch has chimes the Carillon Westminster melody on the hour with small strikes on the quarter hour. Not sure if this is a real complication, but…Despite of the high power inputs Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega hasa 3-day power reserve for the movement and 24-hour reserve for the chime. Don’t be naïve, cause the watch is available only in New York and Geneva.
Cartier’s debut with the Phoenix-shaped watch model took place in April. 18 carat, rhodium-plated white gold wristwatch uses emeralds for the bird eyes and has one pear-shaped, portrait-cut diamond weighing 3.53 carats. The masterpiece from the Merveilles du Nil de Cartier collection covered with 3,010 brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 80.13 carats is ready to fly from your hand!
Price: $2,899,373 (Sold at Antiquorum in 2006 )
Have you ever dreamed of a journey over North America? Patek Philippe Model 2523 Heures Universelles with it’s dial, representing the map of North America can help you. This 18-karat yellow-gold world time watch witfitting the polychrome and enamel dial deserves to be taken with you.
Price: $3,5 million
The Piaget Emperador “Temple” is a 2 into 1. It has a hidden watch that can be seen by pushing down on certain parts. The first watch’s case is set with 481 brilliant-cut diamonds, 207 baguette-cut diamonds, and a cute bonus on the top of the case – an emerald-cut diamond. The second watch with a tourbillion and a 40-hour power reserve is provided with Polynesian mother-of-pearl dial, fitting 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 baguette-cut diamonds. But this is not the end! Don’t you remember the price? The bracelet is embellished too – 350 baguette-cut diamonds serve for this goal. If you want to get this piece I have to disappoint you – the model has already been sold. But if you are patient enough Piaget is ready to make double secret watches on commission.
Price: $4 million
Experts conceder this platinum Patek Philippe world time wristwatch the only one of its kind ever made. In 2002 this watch became the most expensive watch, sold in action thanks to it’s action bid – $4 million. Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time has a self winding mechanism, displaying all the 24 time zones and is famous for its easily switchable night and day tones, user friendliness and readability.
Price: 5,6 million
The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is the most complicated watch ever made by Patek Philippe and also the workshop’s first double-face wristwatch. On the front side: perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand and on the back side: sidereal time, sky chart, phase and orbit of the Moon. Sky Moon Tourbillon movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. On May 10, 2010, a Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with moon phases from 1943 sold at a Christie’s auction in Geneva for an astounding $5.6 million.
Price: $25 million
Can you imagine an amassment of diamonds on the wrist? Chopard horology house can! And it presents Chopard 201 Carat watch, fitting 3 heart-shaped diamonds. The blue one weighs 12 carats, pink – 15 carats, and the white – 11 carats. The Magnificent Three are placed in a bracelet which is encrusted with white pear-shaped diamonds representing a flower with a yellow diamond in the center of each. The total carat weight of the watch is 201 carats and the total number of diamonds is 874.
Price: Priceless (Unknown at this time)
Joaillerie 101 Manchette is the most expensive watch in the world. Manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre, it resembles a bracelet. But firstly it is a watch. Fitting the mechanical manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 movement the watch represents series of polish and diamond-set squares. Thus it becomes difficult to find the exalted Calibre 101 among the jewelry puzzle. The watch is available in two sets:
1) 576 diamonds and 18-carat white gold;
2) 400 diamonds and 11 onyx cabochons.
A silver-colored dial with a sapphire crystal and a winding crown on the case back makes the watch really impressive.
Are you ready to spend over 1 million to buy one of these expensive watches?
You may also like to see the list of weird watch collection: Weird Watches – Originality Overdone, Weird Watches Collection and Weird Watch Collection (part 3)
Money does not equal taste. Those are fugly.
I agree with Bex these watches may be priceless but there dang fugly, except 5 & 2!
sometimes without money is hard to show your taste.
Why such a beatiful timepieces costs so much ?)
If someone wants to make me happy … give me one of his watches 😛
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With beutiful worldly things such as these i can sell my soul to the ………
Your list isn’t correct. A lot of brands are missing, also some of the prices are wrong. The patek is even off by a couple of million.
Next time do your homework!
the list of watches and prices are taken from the various web sites, so prices may be not precise.
to buy this watches I need rob a bank
@author, Nice article!
And is someone is interested here are the 15 Most Expensive Watch Brands in the World .
Some day I will have one of those master piece on my wrist
Someday I will have one of those master piece on my wrist.
thanks a lot for such an informative page about wrist watches. I seriously liked the first one hope to buy it when i will be able to.. by the way i have written a list on my blog related to random Top 10 most expensive things. if you got 2 min then check it out hope you would like those expensive things as well
Nice article but the Image clarity needs to be improved.
I am Peace Brother Jerome, respected Rapper & Poet, I can buy whatever the hell I plz. I am looking into buying the Patek World Time from Wempe Dealers -wut you all think about that you sukka MC’s!!!!!!
its better to be rich!!!!
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I am interested to buy the 1st one,Jaeger-LeCoultre – Joaillerie 101 Manchette.but waiting for the exact price,it’s not decided yet..plz make me sure the price asap.
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That is some crazy expenses watches. And to be honest its nothing but ugly. Well for most og them. For more beautiful. pour de belles montres: http://www.mamontre.org
But seriously, who’s going to be able to pay for such a watch
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