Style, class, wealth, exquisite taste. What does your watch say about you? Along with expensive automobiles, pricey watches are a sign of extreme wealth and fortune. Other who have the time and money take pleasure in collecting expensive, antique watches as a hobby to showcase their wealth. Some of the most expensive watches in the world are a testament to the timeless excellence previous and current designers everywhere. Without further ado, the top five most expensive watches in the world.
Chopard 201-Carat Watch
Ranking at the top of the list, the stunning Chopard 201-Carat Watch costs $25 million. Thought to be gaudy by some, this elegant beauty was created by the infamous Chopard company and features three heart-shaped diamonds. The first heart-shaped diamond is a 15-carat pink diamond, the second is a 12-carat blue diamond and the third and final heart-shaped diamond is an 11-carat white diamond. The three hearts are surrounded by other brilliant diamonds, totaling in almost 201-carats of vibrant, eye-catching diamonds, both yellow and white. It’s $25 million price tag ensures it will rank as the most expensive watch in the world for quite a while.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super Complication Pocket Watch
As number two on the list of the five most expensive watches in the world, the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Super Complication Pocket Watch costs $11 million. Created in 1932 for Banker Henry Graves, Jr. of New York, this watch is thought to be the most expensive watch ever created by Patek Philippe. The watch was designed to compete with James Ward, an automobile engineer from Ohio, as the most complication in the world. Winning the competition for Henry, the watch reigned with the highest number of functions for years to come.
Patek Philippe Reference 1527 Wristwatch
Slated in the number three spot, the Patek Philippe Reference 1527 Wristwatch costs $5 million. In 2002, the watch sold in an auction for more than $4 million, but was the most expensive watch in the world when it was created. It is thought to be one-of-a-kind, with no other watches like it.
Breguet & Fils, Paris, No 2667 Precision Watch
At number four, the Berguet & Fils, Paris, No 2667 Precision Watch costs $4.68 million. Extremely rare and incredibly elegant, this watch is created with 18K gold and has two movements. The watch displays english numerals and Arabic suspended numerals.
Louis Moinet Meteoris Watch
Last, but certainly not least, the Louis Moinet Meteoris Watch costs $4.59 million. With a stunning mechanical appearance, this watch was designed to appease the tastes of the astrologically and horologically inclined. The watch weighs approximately 100 kilos and is 150mm tall with a 91cm diameter.