If you are amongst those who love only the best, no matter what- this list of the top 10 most expensive watches is a must-read!
1. Joaillerie 101 Manchette
These are manufactured by Jaeger-LeCoultre and are considered to be the most expensive watches in the world. The exalted Calibre 101 is hidden below a jewellery puzzle. One can check the time through the onyx, gold and diamond cobochons. The watch adorns 576 diamonds and 18-carat white gold. Other versions have 11 onyx cabochons and 400 diamonds. The price is not known as of now.
2. Tour de I’lle
These are manufactured by Vacheron Constantin and were first designed in the year 2005. These limited edition watches are said to have the most complicated design elements. The dial is made of 18-carat gold and the band is made of alligator skin and is hand-sewn. The buckle is made of pink gold. The features include sunset time, second time zone, minute repeater, tourbillon device and a perpetual calendar.
3. Big Bang Chronograph
These watches are manufactured by Hublot, Bunter SA. These watches are made especially for the elite sections and are known as Big Bang. A particular setting allows the material to disappear and one can only see the diamonds. They cost $1 million.
4. Classical Billionaire Tourbillion
These are manufactured by Corum. The watch shimmers with 850 diamonds and the skeleton hands and dials are dazzling. This manually wound watch has a power reserve of 90 hours and the features are completely unique. These cost $998,000 and only 10 pieces are produced.
5. Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph.
These watches are manufactured by Parmigiani Fleurier. The platinum casing is beautiful to look at and features like a tourbillon, chronograph and minute repeater make these watches truly appealing. They cost $850,000.
6. Grande Complication
These watches are manufactured by Blancpain. Features include split-seconds chronograph, perpetual calendar, a winding mechanism which is automatic, tourbillon and moon phase. The band is made of crocodile skin. These exclusive wristwatches cost $785,000.
7. Opera One
These watches are manufactured by Girard-Perragaux. The band of each watch is made of alligator skin and includes a minute repeater, manual winding, an impressive power reserve as well as see-through backing. The best part about these watches is that it sounds each hour with tunes. They cost $495,000.
8. Double Tourbillion
These watches are manufactured by Breguet and are hand-engraved. An image of the solar system features in the design and the casing is made of 95% pure platinum. The hands are manually wound. The cost is estimated at $329,000.
9. Titanic Watches
These watches are manufactured by Romain Jerome and are created from the Titanic’s hull. The shipbuilding steel and the metal mixes together to create the casing of these watches. The coal that was burned in the furnaces of the ship was recovered and has been mixed with ceramics to make the black dials of the Titanic Watches. They cost $152,435
10. Zadora Timepieces
These watches are manufactured by Andreas von Zadora-Gerlof. Their latest collection includes a bee which is made of micro pave and oxidized palladium. Yellow and black diamonds adorn the bee, its eyes are made of emerald and a baroque south sea pearl peeks out of its mouth. This watch costs $150,000.