The Most Expensive Watches in the World
Gaudy fashion accessories, coveted collection items and useful time measuring tools, watches cover a wide range of prices that can go from a few bucks to millions of dollars. Lifestyle of the filthy rich, exclusive territory of the world’s top billionaires, a wish come true for lottery winners… these expensive watches get sold for millions of dollars.
If you are a watches fan yourself, why don’t you buy some lottery tickets online first, keep your fingers crossed, and read on – here are the three most expensive watches of the world:
Chopard 210 karat . $26 million
Time is money, right? What about the time measuring pieces? Well, they are worth a lot of money when their name evokes heart-shaped diamonds, gorgeous design and top notch technical features. This glittery and colorful watch was sold back in 2000 for a record setting price of over $25 million, currently ranking as the world’s most expensive watch.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $24 million
Featuring a number of astounding 24 complications, this horology masterpiece dates from January 1933, when it was, finally, completed, after 5 years’ work. The idea on which this watch’s whole creation process was based belonged to a rich New York financier and the manufacturer’s most famous client, Henry Graves, whose name this valuable time piece took.
A testimony to the worldwide famous Swiss manufacturer’s genius, Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is the most complicated watch that has ever been created without the computer technology support. The double dial is the watch’s most distinctive feature. One side features a large aperture for a night time sky of the Central Park in Manhattan. The celestial chart illustrates the correct spacing and magnitude of stars amongst the Milky Way.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication was sold at auction in 2014 for CHF 23,237,000 (about $24 million). Its price has more than doubled since its previous purchase – during the Time Museum Collection in December 1999. The new owner of this time measuring gem is Mr. Aurel Bacs, or, more likely, one of his clients whose name he refused to reveal.
Patek Philippe Calibre 89 – $6 million
A commemorative model dating from 1989 (hence the name), when the famous Swiss watch maker was celebrating its 150th anniversary, Patek Philippe Calibre 89 is one of, if not the most complicated watch in the world. With an estimated value of $6 million, this limiter edition time piece was the result of 5 years of research and 4 years of manufacturing work. Only four such pocket watches were created, each of a different raw material (white, rose, yellow gold, and platinum).