The 12 Most Expensive Watches Ever Made
THE 12 MOST EXPENSIVE WATCHES EVER MADE
When it comes to the art of luxury watchmaking these twelve designs are the most expensive watches ever made! From diamond studded masterpieces to the most intricate and perfectly appointed movements, each of these precious watches was crafted by dedicated artisans who worked tirelessly to create the ultimate objects of luxurious beauty.
Graff Diamonds Hallucination
Covered in a variety of rare diamonds in various cuts and finishes. Easily the most expensive timepiece ever created.
Graff Diamonds The Fascination
153 Carat bracelet watch. The center diamond is 33 carats and can be removed to be worn as a ring. Madness!
Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch
Chopard 201-Carat Watch
Made in 2000 by the luxury brand Chopard. As the name suggests has a grand total of 201 carats worth of diamonds.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
Commissioned for $15,000 in 1933, inflation brings that to $202,000. Sold for $24 million at an auction in 2014 to an unknown bidder.
Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
Covered in crystal clear baguette diamonds. Totes a skeleton movement.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Watch
The most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction, originally belonging to Paul Newman as a gift from his wife.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel
Only four of its kind, this was issue no. 1.
“I know about this watch since 1989, I dream of this watch, I want to touch it, and have it, and sell it – this dream, nearly a quarter century later comes true.” ~Eric Clapton.
The only perpetual calendar chronograph made in steel.
Originally retailed for $2,265 ($38,000 inflation).
Diamond Hublot Big Bang
Encrusted with 1,282 diamonds and gifted to Jay-Z by Beyonce on his 43rd Birthday.
Louis Moinet Meteoris
4 Variations each containing different space rock, (Moon, Mars, Rosetta stone, Asteroid.). Limited series of 12.
Breguet Antique Number 2667
18K gold. Made with 2 complete movements. Sold in August 1814 for 5000 francs.
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
The most complicated wristwatch in the world. 36 complications, 1483 components. Wholly manufactured in-house and featuring a 1000 year perpetual calendar that is renewable to eternity.
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