TOP 10 MOST EXPENSIVE WRIST WATCH AND THEIR PRICE
It’s no news that in this era,people purchase expensive wristwatches to complete their outfits,if some people don’t have their wrist watch on, their outfit isn’t complete .Apart from that, buying expensive jeweleries in general can also serve as a means of investment and even someone’s life savings. Here is a list of the top 10 designer wristwatches and their prices, but you know you can’t put a price on style.
10.Chopard L.U.C All-in-One ‘Janus Watch’ – £374,000
Chopard is known as one of the greats and with good reason. After winning watch of the year for their ‘L.U.C Full Strike’ at the 2017 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, they came back with a very exciting wrist watch,which was inspired the Roman god Janus ,famed for his two faces .This watch has two dials. It also bears some godly insides, too, with features that include a perpetual calendar, astronomical readings and a tourbillon ,a large rotating mechanical system which takes great skill to make. It costs a sum of £374,000 , but it’s safe to say you can’t put a price on divine power
9.Maitres Du Temps Chapter One Round Transparence – £404,000
Tick-tock supremos Maîtres du Tempsare famous for bringing together some of the most exceptional watchmakers in the world to collaborate on game-changing models and a perfect example is theChapter One Round Transparence’ .A mish-mash of idiosyncratic design philosophies and varying schools of horology (read: watchmaking), the ‘Chapter One’ is both classic and complex. That’s not to mention the 18k red gold case and limited edition engraving that really sets it apart.
At a wallet-demolishing £404,000, it stands out as a much sought-after tribute to the industry’s fascinating past and exciting future.
Christophe Claret DualTow Night Eagle – £445,000
If Batman wore a watch, this would be it. Not only is it packed out with gadgetry, but it also looks moodier than a 14 year-old boy at a garden centre.Limited to 68 pieces, the ‘Night Eagle’ is a modified version of the earlier ‘DualTow’ concept. The time is told on two revolving belts, and the movement offers a chronograph with a special planetary gear system.It also features tourbillons (a mechanism that helps to counter the effect of gravity within the watch), a mini gong and hammer for its chime, and 65 jewels shimmering from within its dark colour scheme.
7.George Daniel Co-Axial Chronograph – £463,000
George Daniels only produced a few dozen timepieces within his life, but his most important contribution to the industry was the invention of the ‘Co-Axial Escapement’ system (which he later sold to Omega.)It was revolutionary for a number of reasons, but most importantly it allowed for longer times between servicing. The one-of-a-kind ‘George Daniel Co-Axial Chronograph’ sold for $619,000 at auction in 2012, and for good reason – its a piece of bonafide history.
Bulgari Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon watch – £464,000
When Italian jewelry monolith Bulgaripurchased Swiss watch brand Gerald Genta, the most celebrated (and money-spinning) result was this: the ‘Magsonic Sonnerie Tourbillon’.It’s loud-and-proud, contains enough ultra complicated function for the proper ‘heads’ , and is packed with an array of chimes that have been enhanced a special “magsonic” alloy.
5.Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillon – £571,000
It would appear watchmakers have an appreciation for Roman culture. The Ulysse Nardin Hannibal Minute Repeater Tourbillion (that’s a mouthful) includes a motif nodding to the Hannibalic War.However, the engraving is not the only thing that makes this watch so extravagant and expensive. Every component is hand-finished, from the main plate to the top bridge.The watch boasts a ‘Westminster Minute Repeater’ which, if you were unaware or not a music aficionado, is no normal minute repeater. It has a unique musical system like Big Ben’s, albeit (hopefully) much quieter. With complex intricacies and a grand design, you get big thrills within a small watch, albeit at the even bigger price-tag of around £571,000
4.Patek Philippe – £2.98 million
A one-of-a-kind timepiece produced in 2013 specifically for auction, the ‘5004T’ is the only titanium version of the beautiful-but-alas-discontinued ‘Patek Philippe 5004’ collection.The Swiss watch dons caused a stir in the industry when they created the rare edition, which adopted a sportier, more colourful look than its more conservative family members. Think of it as the Fresh Prince to the ‘5004’s Carlton.
It sold at £2,985,000 in a hotly contested auction, and has been lusted after longing wrists ever since.
3.LOUIS MOINET METEORIS COLLECTION – £3.5 million
Named after Louis Monet, the celebrated 18th century-born father of chronograph watches, the ‘Meteoris Collection’s astronomical price tag is pretty fitting, all things considered.The collection – four watches in total – feature precious stones and meteorite pieces integrated into the dials. Each watch showcases a unique piece of rare space rock: for example, the ‘Tourbillon Mars’ includes a fragment of the Jiddat al Harasis 479 meteorite, an authentic, 180 million year-old piece of the planet Mars that fell to Earth.
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 – £4.8 million
With 36 different complications, 1,483 individual components, a 1,000-year calendar and a wealth of other eclectic features, the ‘Frank Muller Aeternitas’ will leave you more scared and confused than a Labour MP trying to take roll call.Labelled as the “Master of Complications” ticker aficionados, the Swiss watchmaker has managed to cram an unprecedented number of utilities into the ‘MEGA 4’ model, which also features a glass sapphire case back and a piece of tourbillon on the dial.
Paul Newman Rolex Daytona – £13.5,000,000
The eponymous Rolex gifted to Paul Newman his wife Joanne Woodward (it’s engraved with the message “Drive Carefully” in reference to his love for racing) in 1968, the Paul Newman Daytona has been considered a holy grail timepiece amongst collectors and fans for decades, but even the most fervent Rolex fanboys couldn’t have imagined just how much it would reach in auction.