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How Much Is the Most Expensive Watch?

The most expensive watch in the world was sold for a staggering price. It is impressive to see an extraordinary passion that watch enthusiasts have for luxury timepieces. Watches that fetch an exceptionally high price are primarily sold in auctions compared to direct retail sales. In this article, we take you through a list of expensive watches and the factors that make them valuable.

Top 10 most expensive watches in the world

Seeing the astronomical price of some of the watches that have been sold, is mind-boggling. Several timepieces are recognized amongst the world’s most expensive watches. Having said that, we have provided you with the top 10 most expensive watches and some of their valuable features.

1.Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch
2.Graff Diamonds The Fascination watch
3.Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Reference no. 6300A-010
4.Breguet Grande Complication Marie Antoinette
5.Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette watch
6.Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
7.Chopard 201-Carat timepiece
8.Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Reference no. 6239
9.Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
10.Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Reference no. 1518

Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch

Most Expensive Watch in the world

The Graff Diamonds Hallucination is the most expensive watch in the world. It is priced at a whopping $55 million. The reason for its unfathomable price tag is the 110-carat studded diamonds on a platinum bracelet. It features some rarest diamonds and is designed like no other watch. The diamonds on the watch include:

  • Fancy Orange diamond
  • Fancy Light Grey diamond
  • Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond
  • Fancy Light Pink
  • Fancy Green
  • Fancy Intense Pink
  • Fancy Intense Blue

All of the above are actual terms of the diamonds used. The watch has several different cuts: radiant, emerald, pear shape, and more. The watch design is so unique that it looks less like a watch and more like a rare tiara. Therefore, all of these aspects of the watch justify its colossal price tag.

Graff Diamonds The Fascination watch

Coming in at number two is another incredible creation by Graff Diamonds. The watch is named ‘Graff Diamonds The Fascination’ and is priced at $40 million.

This watch is more design-oriented toward a jewelry item than a watch. To understand the sheer price tag of the watch, here are some quick highlights regarding Graff Diamonds The Fascination:

  • 152.96 carats of white diamond
  • An exquisitely cut 38.13-carat center diamond
  • The center-cut diamond is a D Flawless pear-shaped piece

One of the most mesmerizing features of the watch is the ability to remove the watch face from the diamond bracelet and casing and use it as a ring.

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Reference no. 6300A-010

Patek Philippe produced the Grandmaster Chime Reference no. 6300A-010 to mark its 175 years of watchmaking. Priced at $31 million, the Grandmaster Chime had become the most expensive watch in the world when it was produced.

It took the brand a total of 7 years to develop this exquisite timepiece. What’s unique about the watch is its reversible dial. The watch features two dials, one in golden opaline and the other in the ebony-black dial.

The watch features Caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM movement with manual winding. It is an incredible timepiece to have in a watch collection.

Breguet Grande Complication Marie Antoinette watch

Most Expensive luxury watch

As the name suggests, the Breguet Grande Complication Marie Antoinette features the most complicated movement and design. It is a pocket watch with 823 parts and 23 complications. The price of this luxury pocket watch is $30 million.

It is one of the oldest watches in the world and is on our list. The watch was completed in 1827, and for over 2 centuries, it has boggled the minds of collectors. On careful observation, you will see that the watch has several micro components that have been intricately designed and assembled.

Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette

The Joaillerie 101 Manchette is a custom watch that Jaeger-LeCoultre produced for the Queen of England. Queen Elizabeth II was the one who owned the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette watch. The watch was sold for a price tag of $26 million.

It featured a unique design with white gold and a range of different polished diamonds. The watch was equipped with a manual winding 101 caliber movement. This is perhaps one of the most stunning timepieces.

Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication

The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is considered to be one of the world’s most expensive pocket watches. Priced at $26 million, it took Patek Philippe 7 years to design and build this marvelous watch.

This watch’s features are a celestial chart, perpetual calendar, Westminster Chimes, and more. The watch was auctioned by Sotheby’s and was purchased by an anonymous bidder.

Chopard 201-Carat timepiece

This is another incredibly designed luxury watch priced at $25 million. It has 874 diamonds amounting to 201 carats in total. The watch is more of a jewelry item that can show time. Nevertheless, it makes for a great timepiece to include in your luxurious collection of watches.

Rolex Paul Newman Daytona Reference no. 6239

Although this watch is currently ranked in the 8th position, the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is probably the most-known watch on the list. It was auctioned for $18.7 million, making it one of the most expensive Rolex watches ever sold.

The entire auction for this particular timepiece lasted 12 minutes. One of the main reasons for the popularity of this specific watch is that it was owned and worn by Paul Newman himself.

There are other Daytona watches that Rolex had manufactured, known as the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. These watches are in high demand and are sold for staggering prices in the pre-owned market.

Worlds most expensive watches

Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch

Priced at $18 million, the Jacob & Co. Billionaire showcases the highest level of watchmaking and jewelry craftsmanship. This watch features a one-minute tourbillon encapsulating many different internal components. It has a power reserve of 72 hours and a skeletonized dial that allows you to see through it.

The watch features a total of 177.11-carat diamonds. Three hundred thirteen emerald-cut diamonds are studded onto the case and bracelet of the watch. It also includes a 1.21-carat ruby(rose-cut) crown. The Jacob & Co. Billionaire is a spectacular watch that would be a great addition to your watch collection.

Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Reference no. 1518

Expensive Watches

The Patek Philippe reference no. 1518 is part of a limited series of watches that was sold for $12 million. It is made out of top-notch stainless steel with a unique bracelet design.

This particular watch was introduced in 1941 and was the first ever perpetual calendar and chronograph watch. It was a manual winding movement encased in a 35 mm case.

Most expensive watch brands

Now that you know the top 10 most expensive watches in the world. Let’s look at a list of watch brands known for offering some of the most expensive watches in the market.

  • Patek Philippe
  • Audemars Piguet
  • Richard Mille
  • Jacob & Co.
  • Cartier
  • Rolex
  • Blancpain
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Jaeger LeCoultre

World’s expensive watches

Over the last century, the watch industry has witnessed the sale of some of the most expensive watches in the world. Perhaps, the list we have mentioned above covers only the top 10 most expensive watches. But this list is elaborate, with over 50 watches that have sold for several millions.

Whether you are looking to buy a Rolex in Dubai or an exclusive model by Patek Philippe, the options of luxury watches available with us are extensive. We enable you the opportunity to own some of the most expensive watches in the world at undeniable deals.

Shravan Poojary
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Having had a passion for all things watches, Shravan Poojary has spent his time learning and understanding the world of horology. He is a content writer at WatchMaestro, responsible for writing and providing information about all the latest collections, must-haves, and detailed comparisons of the best luxury watches.

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