You will not believe the extent to which the prices of watches sometimes get to and what people are willing to pay for them. Below is a list of the top ten most expensive wrist watches on the planet.
The 10th place on the list is held by Cartier’s Secret (Secret Cartier), with a cost of 2.75 million dollars. The clock’s unusual shape is made out of 18-carat white gold and plated rhodium (a type of metal). What makes this wrist watch so glamorous and expensive is the 3,010 3.53 carat diamonds that cover the whole watch.
On the 9th position, is listed probably the top favorite watch amongst the “Upperclass community” – Patek Philippe, 1953 (Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universal Model 2523). This model, auctioned in 2006, was sold for $ 2.9 million. It is characterized by a housing of 18-carat gold and polychrome dial.
A step above, at the 8th position, is the Piaget Emperador Temple. The first model features 207 baguettes gradually polished diamonds and 481 brilliant emerald-cut diamonds. The second model features 11 baguettes, gradually polished diamonds, and 162 diamonds. The price of the most expensive versions of any of them is $ 3.3 million.
On the 7th place is another Patek Philippe 1928 Single Button Chronograph. It is made of 18-carat white gold and was built at the time of the stock market crash in 1928. On the dials, there are silver accents. This watch is known as one of the top Patek Philippe models and is worth $ 3.6 million.
The 6th place goes to, yes you guessed it! Another Patek Philippe model – Patek Philippe Platinum World Time. It was built back in 1939 and was the first wristwatch said to be worn on the Moon! Perhaps because of that, it is worth 4.03 million dollars.
The Swiss, Louis Moinet Meteoris, holds a solid 5th place. Note that the dials are made out of parts of asteroids and meteorites. Also known as the cosmic clock, it costs $ 4.6 million.
Coming in at 4th place is Hublot Diamond. A Swiss watch worth $ 5 million at stake, covered in 1,200 diamonds of 140 carats. Keeping everything together, it features a robust case made of 18-carat white gold.
Back to the most famous, and according to many, the best watch manufacturer in the world – Patek Philippe – model 1527 holds a strong 3rd place. Crafted in 1943, it features dials of 18-carat gold, with silver accents. I can be also found on the list of the top 10 vintage watches. It boasts a beautiful chronograph, moon phase, date, and a perpetual calendar. Price? Well, only $ 5.6 million.
A “complicate” model with a fancy price – $ 11 million! 2nd place in our list and its name is Patek Philippe Supercomplication. It is thought that the building of it was really complicated. Not of the 18-carat gold, but because it has taken five years to design and finally build it in 1933.
And if you think Patek Philippe holds the 1st place, well, you are wrong. It goes to the already undisputed champion Chopard 201 Carat. In it, the famous Swiss company incorporated a 12-carat diamond, 15-carat pink diamond, 11-carat white diamond, and the 163-carat yellow diamond! The clock mechanism itself is the smallest, but its price is huge due to the “jewelry” around it – as high as $ 25 million.