It is a saying that “time is money”. But the makers of this luxury collection of the world’s most expensive watches think differently. Here “Money Is Time”. Finding the perfect watch is a top fashion priority for most. Diamonds, fancy tourbillons, chronographs, platinum, and perpetual calendars are some features which these top watch brands use to make the world’s rarest timepieces. Easily reaching to some million dollars you must be among the rich people with some serious money in your account to buy these luxury watches.
We are going to tell and show you the best watches brand along with the brand price. So just scroll down to see the top 21 most expensive watches.
21 Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon | $1,000,000
Made in platinum this expensive watch is manufactured by Ulysse Nardin. Founded in 1846 in Le Locle, Switzerland the Ulysse Nardin is a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer. Historically, the company is renowned for its highly accurate marine chronometers to over fifty of the world’s navies during the 1800s. The Royal Blue Tourbillon watch is decorated with 234 baguette-cut royal blue sapphires (16.79 carats) and 568 baguette-cut Top Wesselton diamonds (33.8 carats). This is a limited edition watch with only 30 pieces. This premium watch is also available with leather strap.
20 Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon | $1,300,000
This is Patek Philippe’s most complicated watch ever as the watch has a movement made up of 686 parts, out of which some are microscopically small. This outsatnding watch has two faces. The watch’s back has sidereal time and a sky chart that suggests the stars, the phase and the moon’s orbit. It has a platinum case and features mechanical movement that must be manually coiled, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, perpetual calendar and leap phase.
19 Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile | $1,500,000
Over ten years ago, in 2005 the Tour de l’Ile was debuted by Vacheron Constantin. To commemorate the Vacheron Constantin’s 250th anniversary this timepiece was the most complicated wristwatch in the world at that time. Even though the Tour de l’Ile no longer holds that status, it’s still an impressive watch that masters a $1.5 million value. Tour de l’Ile double-sided design characteristics a tourbillon movement as well as a perceptual calendar, minute repeater, moonphase, sunrise and sunset times and dual time zones.
18 Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 | $1,500,000
An artistic co-creation by Stephen Forsey and Robert Greubel with Willard Wigan, Art Piece 1 can easily get a high amount for its mechanical properties, like the 30° inclined double tourbillion. The wondrous and artistic watch features a nano-sculpture. The sculpture is hidden inside the watch and is only visible through a minuscule optical system at the watch’s crown which acts as a microscope. The design of this timepiece is the reason for its $1.5 million value. Designs created so far include a mask, Coca-Cola bottle, ship and hummingbird.
17 Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire | $2,000,000
Richard Mille created the RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon on basis of its earlier designs. This timepiece today values a $2 million price tag because of its more stylish and complicated look than the watches before it. While its appearance is as unique and cool as a watch can be, but it’s the craftsmanship that gives this luxury timepiece its high value. The extraordinarily complex movement and detailed case design are both forged out of a pure sapphire with the former also suspended in the air by elaborated cables and pulley system.
16 Rolex Antimagnetique Ref. 4113 | $2,400,000
A Rolex always promises a reasonably high price tag, so can you guess the cost of an extraordinarily rare timepiece from Rolex? At an auction in Geneva last May, this marvellous Antimagnetique Ref. 4133 sold for about $2.4 million which is almost double what it was excepted to get. The split-seconds chronograph highlights a hefty design with a 44 millimeter stainless steel case. The wristwatch was made in 1942 and only twelve Ref. 4113 were ever created.
15 Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie | $2,500,000
The Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie maufactured by the Jaeger-LeCoultre features a manual winding and mechanical motion that involves 1406 parts. All these tiny parts, obviously, work with each other seamlessly and make this technical timepiece worthy of a notable value as high as $2.5 million. Clearly, as its name suggests, this wristwatch offers its owner a grande sonnerie as well as a petite sonnerie, silent modes and minute repeater. The watch also plays one of the longest melodies ever recreated by a Grand Sonnerie and features a Westminster chime reproducing the sounds of Big Ben. Having 4 trebuchet hammers and crystal gongs, the timepiece produces a sound of rare richness.
14 Lange & Söhne Grand Complication | $2,500,000
Debuted in 2013, Lange & Söhne’s Grand Complication is currently the brand’s most expensive watch. This wristwatch, which takes almost a year to make is priced at $2.5 million, gets its value from its multiple complications. This timepiece’s intricate movement contains 876 parts in total. Housed inside its large gold casing, which measures a amazing 50mm in diameter and 20mm thick, features split-seconds chronograph with flying seconds, a perpetual calendar with moonphase and a petite and grande sonnerie with minute repeater.
13 Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 | $2,700,000
Franck Muller is a Swiss watch manufacturing company owned by Franck Muller himself. The brand of watches which conveys the slogan “Master of Complications”. Are you eager to know what the most complicated wristwatch in the world looks like? If yes, then check out the Aeternitas Mega 4 from Franck Muller. This ckmplex timepiece features a dumbfounding 1483 components and also record breaking 36 complications. But you’ll have to pay about $2.7 million to make the world’s most complicated watch your own, the huge price may just be worth it. The word Aeternitas comes from Latin which means eternity.The Aeternitas Mega is designed to withstand the test of time, featuring an eternal calendar that follows a 1000-year cycle renewable to infinity. Various celebrities like Demi Moore, Elton John, José Mourinho and 50 Cent wear Franck Muller’s watches.
12 Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino | $4,000,000
Daytona 6263 Oyster Albino is currently the most expensive Rolex ever sold, which in 2014 sold for a huge $4 million. This wristwatch features a stainless steel cas and got its uncommon name from its white chronograph subdials. Apart from its sober and unique design, this timepiece is also very valuable because of its rarity. Only 4 such watches were ever made.
11 Breguet Antique Number 2667 | $4,500,000
Founded by Abraham-Louis Breguet, Breguet is a Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches. Breguet is currently part of The Swatch Group and its timepieces are produced in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland since 1976. You can own the charming Breguet Antique Number 2667 pocket for a mere $4.5 million. It is an extremely stylish and rare piece made in 18k yellow gold case with two oscillating bodies. A-L. Breguet designed it to validate his theory that when two oscillating bodies are in close proximity they will influence each other. This objet d’art has two different dials, the first numbered with Roman numerals, the second with Arabic numerals. It is an remarkable timepiece that displays both Breguet’s refined innovative inventive genius and his aesthetic sense.
10 Louis Moinet Meteoris | $4,600,000
How rare a timepiece is can only be described by its price. So at $4.6 million, you can be pretty sure that the Louis Moinet Meteoris is very rare and is one of the most expensive watches ever. In fact, only 4 of these luxury watches were created, and each timepiece contain something very special. Apart from being beautifully crafted, each Meterois watch notably includes a moon rock. The Meteoris planetarium, a unique objet d’art which portrays the Solar System in really glorious fashion while also assisting as a showcase for 4 stunning unique tourbillon timepieces, each of which features a rare meteorite: Tourbillon Moon, Tourbillon Rosetta Stonea , Tourbillon Mars and Tourbillon Asteroid.
09 Hublot Big Bang | $5,000,000
Founded by Carlo Crocco in 1980, Hublot is a Swiss luxury watchmaker. Hublot company claims that in its 32-year history Big Bang is the most “precious” timepiece ever created by them. If you want to know how a watch can cost $5 million, just read the whole. A 44 mm diameter 18K white gold case is encased with 302 baguette diamonds. The 18K white gold dial carries another 179 baguettes and the 18K bracelet that grips it on the lucky buyer’s wrist is set with a amazing 782 more baguette diamonds and an extra emerald-cut diamonds, each of them are greater than 3 carats. Furthermore, the 18K white gold crown’s 1.06 carat rose-cut diamond and its additional 12 baguettes which in total are equal to 1,282 diamonds. If you want to buy this Hublot’s finest, you’ll just have to follow the money.
08 Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel | $11,000,000
Auctioned off for just over US$11 million recently, the Patek Philippe 1518 comes in at number eight on the world’s most expensive watches list. The 1518 was the first perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch in the world ever to be produced in a series by any manufacturer. Number one in a limited edition four-piece series, this timepiece is rare because of its casing. While most of the Patek Philippe luxury watches are made of rose gold or yellow, this one features stainless steel.
07 Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch | $18,000,000
Founded in 1986 by diamond designer Jacob Arabo, the Jacob & Co. is a privately held jewelry and wristwatch retailer. Its corporate headquarter and flagship boutiques are located in Manhattan, New York City. This timepiece from Jacob and Co. is called the Billionaire Watch for a reason.Created as a unique work of art, the Billionaire truly symbolizes the brand’s passion for breaking boundaries. If you are in a mood to spend $18 million, you will get a ultra luxurious watch stuffed with 260 carats of emerald-cut diamonds and a stylish skeleton profile.
06 Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication | $24,000,000
The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is a mechanical pocket watch and is one of the most complicated mechanical pocket watches ever made. The most expensive Patek Phillipe watch in the world is the Supercomplication designed for Henry Graves Jr. This intricate double-dialled gold timepiece consists of 920 individual parts with 110 wheels, 430 screws, 70 jewels and 120 removable parts all of them handcrafted on a tiny scale and features 24 complications and includes functions such as a minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, grande and petite sonnerie, split seconds chronograph,and a celestial chart for the night time sky above Graves’ home in New York.
05 Chopard 201-Carat Watch | $25,000,000
Chopard is a jewellery maker and Swiss watchmaker founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard originally known for pocket watches and making ladies’ watches that are a cut above the rest. Every timepiece in the company’s collection not only brags superb quality, but each watch has a highly unique design that makes it different from other styles. The 201-Carat Watch consists of a 12-carat blue diamond, a 15-carat pink diamond, and an 11-carat white diamond as well as 163 carats of yellow and white diamonds and make it a worth $25 million watch.
04 Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch | $30,000,000
The Breguet No. 160 grand complication renowned as the Marie-Antoinette or the Queen, is not only an incredible timepiece but behind it there is a fascinating story. The $30 million pocket watch, was commissioned by Count Hans Axel von Fersen, an alleged lover and admirer of the French queen, Marie Antoinette in 1782. The intended recipient unfortunately died before being able to receive this incredible pocket watch, which took about 40 years to construct. The timepiece features every watch function known at that time, such as clock, minute repeater, perpetual calendar, chronograph, chime, thermometer and power reserve.
03 Graff Diamonds The Fascination | $40,000,000
Graff Diamonds has revealed one of the most valuable transformable timepiece in the world. Named the Fascination, is ingeniously designed as a fascinating watch with a detachable section that becomes a ring. This $40 million timepiece consists of 152.96 carats of white diamonds and a centre fancy cut of 38.13-carat, pear-shaped diamond that can detach into a ring.
02 Graff Diamonds Hallucination | $55,000,000
At the Baselworld watch and jewelry fair Graff Diamonds revealed the $55 million “Hallucination” ladies watch. This timepiece covered in a kaleidoscope of 110 carats of rare colored diamonds is stuffed into a bracelet of platinum. The Hallucination is evaluated to be the most valuable watch ever created in the world.
01 Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette | Priceless Till Date
Joaillerie 101 Manchette is a glamorous and beautiful watch from Jaeger-LeCoultre created for a million dollar baby is valued as priceless till date. In the record books, it is registered as the watch with the smallest mechanical movement. The watch consists of 98 tiny parts weighing around one gram each. At first glimpse, you will think that it is a bracelet. The watch sparkles with a sapphire dial and 576 diamonds. The hands looks like a black leaf and there is a winding crown at the back of the watch. Those square units of the sparkle bracelet cum watch are made solely in 18 carat white gold. On the occasion of 60th year of reign, this watch is Jaeger LeCoultre’s gift to her majesty Queen Elizabeth II.