Most Expensive Watch, a look at Brands and Limited Editions
Most of highly priced watches features innovative and unique movement.
Expensive does not mean overpriced. The difference in these two words becomes somewhat blurry when it comes to watches. Both expensive and overpriced watches are available in the market and unfortunately, the overpriced ones are common. Still, there are many expensive watches that are worth the whopping price.
A sizeable amount of money is required to make and develop them. Most of highly priced watches has their own innovative watch movements, making them unique. More the movement gets complicated, higher is the price. A quality timepiece might take more than a month to produce. Also, the race to become luxury brand have increased the price of fine watches.
Most expensive watch brands
The most expensive watch brands are simply for the richest. They don’t just produce watches; these brands make timepieces that could be a souvenir for generations. Patek Phillippe watches adorn royalties like Queen Victoria and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres, Robert Downey Junior and John Mayer. Price range of Patek Phillippe watches starts from $15,000. The most expensive watch by this brand ever sold was priced at $24 million. The second most expensive timepiece brand is Audemars Piguet. The price of this brand starts from $7,000. Vacheron Constantin has been a legacy watchmaker since 1755. Napoleon Bonaparte also owned one of these watches. A typical Vacheron Constantin starts from $18,000. In 2005, King Fouad bought a Vacheron Constantin for $2.77.
Patek Philippe is the most expensive watch brand.
Expensive Men’s Watches
Watches are essential accessories for Men. Designer watches for men comes in several themes. The choice depends on the style statement of the person. Expensive men’s watches are recognized for their premium design and timeless style. As of 2018, Ulysse Nardin, Piaget and Vacheron Constantin produced the most expensive watches for men. The Classico Hannibal Minute Repeater by Ulysse Nardin is priced at $756,211, being the most expensive watch for men. It is a limited-edition watch and the brand crafted only 30 of these designer timepieces. This edition is a tribute to Carthaginian General Hannibal Barca, one of the greatest military strategists.
Piaget’s Emperador Cushion-Shaped Self-Winding Minute Repeater costs $567,543. It is the second most expensive designer watch for men. Studded with more than 332 diamond, even its buckles are with 26 baguette-cut diamonds. Patrimony by Vacheron Constantin is priced at $390,282. This is a masterpiece by the legendary brand. Its case, bezel, crown and dial are made of 18-carat gold. This fine timepiece looks minimal and it displays an elegant design. Le Brassus by Blancpain is with a price tag of $362,806. This timepiece is an intricate blend of innovation and iconic design. The series only has six such limited masterpieces. Another expensive men’s watch is the Bridges Minute Repeater by Girard-Peregaux. At a price of $361,362, there are only 30 pieces of this watch.
The Super Complication by Patek Philippe is the most expensive watch in the world.
Expensive Gold Watches
Gold watches has been a timeless fashion and a strong sign of royalty and class. Several brands including Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, Hublot and Brequet has produced some of the most expensive gold watches. The Super Complication by Patek Philippe is officially the most expensive gold watch at a whopping price of around $26 million. This is a handcrafted pocket watch made of 18-Karat gold. It was designed by Henry Graves Junior in 1933. At $1.5 million, Tour de I’lle by Vacheron Constantin is the second most expensive gold watch. It was designed to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the brand. Hublot’s Black Caviar Bang is priced at $1 million. It is covered with 501 baguette-cut pure black diamonds, embedded in an 18-karat gold body.
The HD3 Slyde is considered as a technological wonder.
Most expensive digital watch
Digital watches are also in the expensive watches list. The most expensive digital watches are HD3 Slyde, Seiko Astron, HM4 Thunderbolt, Samsung Galaxy Gear and Tread 1. The HD3 Slyde is considered as a technological wonder. Created by Jorg Hysek Jr, it features a LED screen with sapphire crystals on its side. The Brikk Lux Watch Omni is a customized Apple wrist watch. Priced at $109,995 to $114,995, it comes in an 18-carat gold case with encrusted diamonds. The strap of these watches is also made of diamonds. Sunrise Pinnacle by Nico Gerard is a timepiece with both analog and digital features. It costs around $112,000 and it has a luxury watch on a side and an Apple watch on the outer.