Most Expensive Watch
- Most Expensive Watch
- 1. The 201 carat Chopard
- 2. Patek Philippe reference 2499 First Series
- 3. The legendary Fibonacci pocket watch
- 4. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
- 5. Cartier – Secret watch with phoenix decor
- 6. Piaget Emperador Temple
- 7. Louis Moinet Meteoris
- 8. Patek Philippe Calibre 89
- 9. Patek Philippe Supercomplication
- 10. Patek Philippe reference 1591
If you are looking for technological perfection, rarity, power and luxury check out our list of ten world’s most expensive watches. Expect diamonds, platinum, perpetual calendars, and enormous price tags. After all, money is time.
The 201 carat Chopard
The most expensive watch in the world, worth $25 million, consists of three heart-shaped diamonds: the pink one (15 carats), the blue one (12 carats), and the white one (11 carats) placed In a bracelet made of white gold, yellow gold and some smaller white and yellow diamonds. Its total caratweight is 201 carats.
Patek Philippe reference 2499 First Series
Another very rare timepiece made of rose gold belongs to Patek Philippe reference 2499 limited edition (only five pieces ), and is worth $2,280,000. It features perpetual calendar with moon-phases.
The legendary Fibonacci pocket watch
This is a pocket watch manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier, named after a famous Italian mathematician, Leonardo Pisano – Fibonacci. Its case is decorated with enameling of a lotus flower, counters are made of mother-of-pearl, and a dial of white gold. It also has minute repeater chimes to tell the time, and a perpetual calendar. The piece can be ordered from the Parmigiani Fleurier manufacturers, and its manufacturing can take up to two years.
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
36 complications , 1483 components, and 99 jewels form the most complex wristwatch in the world - Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4. For mere $2.7 million you’ll get perpetual calendar, which indicates the day, the date, the month and the moon phases; the same notes as the clock tower of the Westminster cathedral, a micro-rotor placed at 6 o’clock and visible through the open-back, all in all, a unique and luxurious masterpiece.
Cartier – Secret watch with phoenix decor
This $2.755 million wristwatch shaped like a phoenix is a unique 80.13 carat masterpiece. The phoenix is made of white gold, plated with rhodium and covered with brilliant-cut diamonds, one pear – shaped diamond and with emeralds for its eyes.
Piaget Emperador Temple
This timepiece is made of over 1200 diamonds - baguette cut, brilliant cut, and one emerald cut stone on the top of the case, while its dial is made of Polynesian mother-of-pearl. The watch case is designed in a pyramid style "temple" design, and opens up twice, first showing watch face, and second showing a large face with an exposed one minute tourbillon and power reserve indicator. Its price, ‘a trifle’ - $3.5 million.
Louis Moinet Meteoris
This is, actually, a watch set comprised of four tourbillon watches placed around the entire solar system model. Dials of each of them are made of meteorites, a meteorite from Mars; a lunar meteorite, Rosetta Stone - the oldest meteorite ever found on earth ; Itqiy - a mysterious asteroid that was formed near the sun. This $4.6 million, as made to remind us of the ties between man and the cosmos.
Patek Philippe Calibre 89
If there is a watch more complicated than Patek Philippe Supercomplication, it is certainly Patek Philippe Calibre 89. Made in 1989 for the celebration of 150 years of company existence, this two-pound watch has 33 complications (one of which is a thermometer), and 1728parts. It is also a rarity, since there are only four available: platinum, yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. But, after Franck Muller made his Aeternitas Mega 4 it is no more the most complicated watch in the world, but with its $6 million price, it is still one of the most expensive.
Patek Philippe Supercomplication
Not only is this watch super complicated, but, it is also suuuper expensive. How much? - $11 million. This two-faced, yellow –gold pocket watch, was created in 1932 for New York banker Henry Graves as part of the bet between him and the Ohio automobile engineer James Ward Packard. The goal of the bet was to own the watch with the most complications, and Patek Philippe made it for Graves. Its 24 "complications," included : different chronological function for each hour of the day, a chart of the nighttime sky over New York City together with the magnitudes of the stars and the Milky Way, and a minute repeater whose chimes played the same melody heard in London's Big Ben.
Patek Philippe reference 1591
This common looking stainless-steel watch, which was auctioned at the price of 2,200,000 in 2007, and became the most expensive stainless – steel watch ever sold. This rarity contains stainless steel water-resistant perpetual calendar with indirect sweep centre seconds, phases of the moon and luminous indexes. It is believed that this watch is the only stainless steel example of reference 1591 ever made, and one of only two existing examples of this model ; the second of which is cased in yellow gold.