Expensive watches are among the most favorite accessories to those who can afford them. They are a wearable social status symbol and a fashion statement at once. Made by experts who work for companies that have dealt with watches for centuries, these quality items will never go out of fashion. In this article, we will talk about the most expensive watches in 2019. Visit here if you want to learn more.
13. Louis Moinet Meteoris – $4.6 Million
This watch by Louis Moinet Meteoris is one of the rarest in the world. Only four of them have ever been made, and each contains a piece of real moon rock. Therefore, you can truly say they are out of this world. With high-end mechanics and all of the other expensive materials, it is easy to see why it has a price tag of $4.5 million. Still, this is actually a bargain because the Meteoris collection initially came as a set.
12. Hublot Big Bang Diamond – $5 Million
Hublot is among the most well-known brands in the world, and if you want some serious bling in your life, the Big Bang is for you! With the price of $5 million, it has 1280 three-carat diamonds, hand cut by one New York City Jeweler who has 40 years of experience. Beyoncé gave it to her husband Jay-Z for his 43rd birthday.
11. Patek Philippe Calibre 89 – $5.5 Million
Patek Philippe is one of those luxury brands reserved for the richest of the rich, the 1% if you will. This one is a pocket watch, the timelessly sophisticated type that can hardly ever feel outdated. This commemorative pocket watch was made in 1989, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the brand. They called it “the most complicated watch in the world” at the time. It weighs 1.1kg, and has 1,728 components, 33 complications, and 24 hands.
10. Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 – $5.7 Million
The second Patek Phillipe watch on our list was crafted in 1943, and although it may look ordinary on the outside, there are more than twenty different precious stones. In addition, it is made of 20 Karat rose gold. It is an incredibly rare timepiece and the only one of its kind. Patek used it as inspiration for several other of their models, which makes it a proto-model of sorts, and therefore, more expensive.
9. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel – $11 Million
Patek Philippe number three on the list is cased in high-grade stainless steel, the first of a limited edition, four-piece series by the luxury brand. This is a serious jump in worth, around 50%. It is selling for $11 million at an auction. The watch is a bit different from most other Pateks, which are usually made of rose or yellow gold.
8. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona – $17.6 Million
Paul Newman was a famous actor, passionate about horology and motorsport. His wife gave him this watch and managed to pair his two big passions. It has a unique black and cream dial, and only one in every 20 Daytona Rolex watches have this “exotic” dial. The reason of this are the initially slow sales. However, after everyone saw Newman wearing it, and while pursuing a career in racing, the price rose enormously and it was sold at an auction for an astronomical price.
7. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch – $18 Million
This watch lives up to its name since it is made from 260 Karat emerald-cut diamonds. It is styled with a beautiful skeleton face, which is a dazzling representation of the courageous spirit of the brand. Wearing it is sure to turn a lot of eyes your way, and guaranteed to start a few conversations!
6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $24 Million
And we are back to Patek Philippe. This is their most expensive model, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, created specifically for a wealthy American of the same name. This intricate timepiece has 24 complications, a perpetual calendar, minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, sunrise and sunset times, as well as a celestial chart based on the night sky above his own home in New York! How cool is that? We guess money truly does get you anything in life.
5. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 Million
Chopard is another high-end luxury name, reserved for the richest of the rich. It is encrusted with a cluster of differently colored diamonds, including a 15 Karat pink diamond, a 12 Karat blue diamond, as well as an 11 Karat white diamond. Another 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds are there too, if the big ones are not enough for you!
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – $26 million
The fourth most expensive watch on the list is customizable and can hold up to 576 diamonds, and a sapphire dial. It was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II for her 60th year on the throne. The watch uses manually wound mechanics, and the face has a silver dial and a winding crown. For $26 million, it is a true royalty piece.
3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette – $30 Million
This watch is encased in gold, and it displays intricate mechanics. Allegedly, an ex-lover of Marie Antoinette ordered this stunning pocket watch. Work on it started in 1782, and it took around 40 years to complete. Finally in 1827, the result was a true masterpiece of both design and technology. The watch had every function available at that time and it was a truly special feat. Marie Antoinette was unfortunately executed before seeing the final product.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination – $40 Million
We finish the list off with two watches from Graff Diamonds. If you have some $40 million lying around, and are a fan of traditional diamonds, look no further! This was at one time the most expensive watch ever made, and it has 152.96 Karats of pure white diamonds. It also has a detachable 38.13 Karat pear-shaped diamond ring, in the center of the watch! Two for the price of one!
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million
Last but not least, the most expensive watch in the world, the Hallucination by Graff Diamonds. This is luxury and opulence at its finest, with a higher price of the most expensive watch ever made. It is set into a platinum bracelet, and it is made from 110 karats of rare color diamonds of many different cuts and finishes. This one of a kind statement piece really pushes all the boundaries of extreme when wearable accessories are in question!