If watches are your favorite accessory, you must be dreaming of owning an entire collection of the most expensive watch someday. Moreover, watches also make an excellent investment.
They never go out of style. Your expensive mobile phone does not look sexier than a classy timepiece on your wrist. Thus, many wealthy people are obsessed with showing off their wealth in the form of diamond-studded watches.
So, which are the most valuable and most expensive watches in the world? Are they aesthetic enough to match their price? What makes some watches more expensive than the others if they all tell you the time?
You will know all about these watches by the end of this article. So stay with us as we list out the 25 most expensive watches in the world.
25 Most Expensive Watch
25. Christophe Claret DualTow Night Eagle
The Night Eagle is one of the coolest watches ever. It has a dark case, a new style rubber belt indicator, and also sapphire bridges on the dial.
The bridges are purplish and have got a tint in them.
You can read time in the open section over the belt, which is slightly inconvenient. However, it is stylish, and it’s all that matters.
Moreover, Night Eagle can also come in various customized looks. If you want your stylish timepiece combined with technology, this is the one.
Its price can go over 632 thousand dollars, making it on the list of the most expensive watches.
24. George Daniels Co-Axial Chronograph
This one is a classic timepiece that never goes out of style. Minimal and simple, it also fits for every occasion, from everyday office work to parties.
Moreover, this specific model was sold for 463 thousand pounds, 657 thousand dollars, in 2012. It has a 42mm wide 18K gold case.
Likewise, it is based on a Co-Axial Escapement system. It is one of the most special, historical, and valuable creations. Thus, people who own it are quite “lucky.”
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23. Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon watch
Italian company Bulgari released this watch after they purchased the Swiss watch brand Gerald Genta.
The watch is mostly titanium, but some rose gold versions are also available.
The name of the watch comes from Magsonic alloy that allows optimal sound passage.
However, if you want an ultimate experience with Magsonic, it is better if you cop titanium. It is because the rose gold will capture most of its sound.
You also can make this luxury timepiece yours for 658 thousand dollars. This makes it one of the most expensive watches.
22. Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon
The main feature of the watch is the Westminister sound repeater.
Likewise, it has a unique musical system like Big Ben’s. This means that it plays a specific 4-note melody.
It also has an extravagant engraving that makes it seem like this watch is an appreciation for Roman culture. Moreover, everything is hand finished.
If you got some 809 thousand dollars in your bank account, you might go, cop, this one. It’s worth it!
21. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication
The Grande Complication series from Audemars Piguet is one of its best creations yet. Moreover, the insides of the watch are completely hand-crafted.
Likewise, they have beads and polished bevels, and a matte surface as a base. It is a high-tech watch clad in titanium and brushed grey ceramic. It also contains sapphire crystals.
The price for Royal Oak Grande starts from 1.05 million dollars. With so much work that has been put into its production, the price is just right.
20. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile
This watch was made in 2005 for the 250th Anniversary of Vacheron Constantin. People also considered it as one of the most complicated timepieces.
It has a unique double-sided design.
Moreover, this watch boasts a tourbillon movement. The features also include a calendar, dual times, moon phases, to name some.
It is also made with pure 18K gold and sapphire glasses. The market price of this model is 1.5 million dollars. Thus, this makes it to the list of the most expensive watches.
19. Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1
The main feature of this literal art piece is a 30-degree tourbillon and a nano sculpture in the watch crown.
Moreover, the sculpture is only visible with a microscope, which is pretty cool!
With a 23X magnifier, you can see different sculptures, including a ship, bird, a mask or tower, etc. It also features a blue-colored dial.
The nano sculpture and micro sculptures in this watch are what makes it so expensive.
To purchase this piece of art, you might have to spend over 1.5 million dollars.
18. Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon
The next watch on the list of the most expensive watches is the Richard Millie Sapphire Tourbillon. Now you can guess what makes it expensive. Of course, the Sapphire crystal case.
Moreover, the special feature of this watch is the cable-suspended movement of its arms using a pulley system.
The watch made its appearance in 2014 and boasted excellent craftsmanship.
Thus, all of these features make this timepiece cost about 2 million dollars.
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17. Rolex Antimagnetique Ref. 4113
All Rolex watches are notorious for being expensive.
This particular Rolex model was first brought into the market in 1942. But the timepieces never get old and are always valuable.
It consists of a split-seconds chronograph that hosts a 44mm stainless steel case. Moreover, only 12 pieces of these watches are available worldwide.
Although it does not have any precious gems or metals, rarity plays the most significant role in auctions. Thus, it collected over 2.4 million dollars at a 2016 auction in Geneva, Switzerland.
16. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie
This model is known as the “world’s most complicated watch.” It is a timepiece that has several modes and complications.
So what are complications? They simply mean functions. It shows time (of course), day, date, month, year, leap year, and more.
Moreover, it also has a sonnerie chiming mechanism which makes it so unique.
Thus, this piece is a stunner. You can make this expensive watch yours for only 2.5 million dollars.
15. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
One interesting fact about this Grand Complication is that it takes almost a full year to make these! This totally explains why this is on our list of most expensive watches.
Moreover, it has over 876 parts and a 50 mm hefty gold case. It also has a calendar with the moon phases and split-seconds chronograph with flying seconds.
It also features two sonneire with a minute repeater. This 2009-manufactured beauty will cost you about 2.5 million dollars.
14. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
This watch is famous for how complicated it is! With so many intricate details, it is one of the most expensive watches in the world.
Moreover, this boasts 1483 different parts, over 99 precious jewels, 36 different complications, and a mechanical tourbillon. You can also add additional time zones.
Likewise, its calendar does not need any adjustment for a thousand years.
This literal artwork will cost you over 2.7 million dollars. Thus, this watch is one of the most expensive watches.
13. Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino
This luxury watch is so unique because it has a distinctive white hue on its chronograph subdials. The silver color gives this watch the name Oyster Albino.
Moreover, it has a stainless steel case and a stainless steel bracelet.
It also has Caliber 727 under the skin. Legend Guitarist Etic Clapton also owned one of these, then auctioned it later.
Thus, this rare timepiece costs over 4 million dollars. Are you willing to invest in it?
12. Patek Philippe 5004T
Patek Philippe was created solely for an auction in 2013. Moreover, it belongs to Patek Philippe 5004 collections.
Likewise, it is made up of Titanium and serves a sporty aesthetic purpose.
It also features Caliber CHR 27-70 Q movement and a perpetual calendar. It is mostly silver, but other bolder colors are also available.
Thus, this rare stunner caught the attention of many people at the auction. It was then sold for 4 million dollars; therefore, this is one of th expensive watches.
11. Breguet Antique Number 2667
It is simple and minimalistic but an eye-catcher. 18K yellow gold makes up its case and the two oscillating bodies on its dial.
It is a classic timepiece that has lived throughout history. It was released in 1814. Thus, it possesses a traditional aesthetic.
Because it is antique and now rare, enthusiasts don’t shy away from paying a hefty amount for this. If you want to make it yours, you have to spend over 4.5 million dollars!
10. Louis Monet Meteoris
You must have guessed from its name; this watch has something to do with meteors. Infact, it is actually made with an actual space rock.
The design is alluring, which creates high demand, but the supply is less. Only four of these are available worldwide, which also contributes to these being valuable.
Thus, people are willing to pay a very high amount for this. In fact, one of these will cost you at least 4.5 million dollars.
09. Hublot Big Bang
This watch features over 1200 diamonds. If that was not impressive enough, each of them is cut by one highly experienced and skilled New York City jeweler.
Of course, it is gorgeous to look at (bling, bling), but it is also a limited edition. Thus, that makes it so unique and valuable.
Moreover, it has a dial set with 179 baguette diamonds, a case set with 302 baguette diamonds, and a bracelet set with 782 baguette diamonds. That’s over 118 carats!
This watch will cost you 5 million dollars which is an excellent deal.
08. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel
This watch is so unique because it is a limited edition. Only four of these are available worldwide. It has high-grade stainless steel.
It also features moon phases on its dial. Moreover, it is a classic piece that makes a fashion statement. It also features applied Arabic hour markers and a tachymeter scale.
This piece was first released in 1941 and auctioned off years later. The watch is worth about 11 million dollars.
07. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
This piece made its first appearance in 2015. The name “Billionaire” is itself sufficient to give you a clue that it is not an ordinary one.
It has a black mirror on the upper edge, which is hand-polished. Also, it flaunts 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds.
It is sexy, lavish, and a high-end watch that is captivating. This makes this watch expensive.
You can make this statement piece yours for 11 million dollars.
06. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
Simple, minimalistic, but the best-looking Rolex watch, Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, is everyone’s first choice. It might not be so expensive to look at, but it is an antique piece.
This model was released in 1969. Paul Newman’s wife gifted it to him, which reflects his love for motorsport and horology.
The main feature of this watch? The black and creme Paul Newman dial and full lume plots.
Moreover, this timepiece was auctioned for 15.5 million dollars, making it one of the most expensive watches.
05. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
This is one of the most complicated pockets watches ever. It gets this name as it was created by Patek Philippe and bought by Henry Graves Jr.
It has a double gold dial, a perpetual calendar, a chronograph, a stopwatch, and a chime as special features.
Moreover, it has a celestial chart based on the New York City night sky.
Moreover, it made its first appearance in 1939, making it a valuable piece.
An enthusiastic buyer bought this watch for 24 million at an auction. Thus, this watch is one of the most expensive watches.
04. Chopard 201-Carat Watch
This 120.81-carat watch consists of clusters of different colored diamonds, including many rare diamonds.
The center is a diamond worth 20 carats. Moreover, pink diamonds are 15 carats each.
Likewise, the blue diamonds used in it are 12 carats, and white diamonds are 15 carats. It also has some yellow diamonds. The whole piece looks like a giant diamond ball.
It seems like the whole purpose was to make this timepiece valuable rather than timekeeping.
It was released in 2000 and is available in the market for 25 million dollars.
03. Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch
This pocket watch is more commonly known as Marie-Antoinette or the Queen.
Abraham Louis Breguet, a Swiss watchmaker, designed this piece as his 160th creation.
Moreover, this watch took about 40 years to complete. This is also why it ranks as one of the most expensive watches.
Interestingly, this is a tribute to a French Queen who commissioned to make this watch for her lover. By the time Breguet completed this, the Queen and her lover were dead.
Thus, this pocket watch carries a legacy and history, making it one of the most expensive watches.
This is currently at Mayer Museum in Los Angeles, and to make it yours, you have to pay a hefty sum of 30 million dollars.
02. Graff Diamonds The Fascination
Another on the list of the most expensive watch is The fascination from Graff Diamonds. As the name says, this piece is studded with diamonds and is an eye-catcher.
Moreover, it consists of 152.96 carats of white diamonds and a detachable 38.13 carat pear-shaped diamond in the center. The pear-shaped diamond is detachable and can also serve as a ring.
It was released on March 19, 2015, and ranks number 2 on the most expensive watches.
You can make this expensive jewelry + timepiece yours for 40 million dollars.
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01. Graff Diamonds Hallucination
As its name suggests, Graff Diamonds Hallucination could literally make you hallucinate by how sparkly and “icy” it is.
It has multi-colored, extremely rare diamonds, which are 110 carats.
Moreover, this model is quite intimidating to look at. It also includes a platinum bracelet. This is just one of the most luxurious timepieces to look at.
If you want to put it on your wrist or display it on your showcase, you have to pay over 55 million dollars. This gives it the #1 rank for the world’s most expensive watch.