Wrist Watches are the most elegant and probably the most sought after accessories for a man. Wrist watches adds value to the status of the person and it is definitely a booster of style. There are a number of watch manufacturer in the world. Watches may command a very high price depending on the substance it is made up of. However, a watch is definitely a must wear accessories for business executives, and they are the one who normally hunts for the high price watches. There are several top brands of watches in an around the world market. Watches can of different styles and prices. Limited edition watches are the most costly sets of watches and they really cost high. Here is a list of the top ten costliest watches in the world –
1. 201-carat Chopard: $25 million
This is the most expensive watch in the world. The 201-carat Chopard is unbelievably the costliest watch in the world with a cost price of a whooping $25 million. This watch is made of diamonds and contains in total 201 carat of diamonds, which incidentally became the name of the watch. There are three big heart shaped diamonds on the centre which are a 15 carat pink diamond, 12 carat blue diamond and 11 carat white diamond. In addition to all this it has got 163 carat of other small diamonds of white and yellow surrounding the centre 3 piece.
2. Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication: $11 million
Patek Philippe is an 18 carat gold pocket watch made in 1932. It took a long time to produce this antique watch which created records for the pocket watch collection. It costs $11 million, which makes it one of the most costly watches in the world. This watch was finally auctioned in 1999.
3. Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time: $4 million
Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time was a limited edition watch which became extremely popular in the 2002 when it was sold in an Auction for a whooping $4 millions. The speciality of this super special watch is that it shows 24 hours time zone in different countries and it is really easy to read. The most unique feature of this watch is that it can distinguish the day and night factors in all this 24 countries and is a super technology implementation.
4. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile: $1.5 million
The Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile is one of the most complex watches ever made by humans in this world. It has got in total 834 parts which was assembled to perfect functioning in around 10000 hours of producing time. The figures seem to be unbelievable but one has to see the watch to believe it. The unique feature of this $1.5 million watch is that it shows time both sides of it. The watch is so complex that it is designed to wear both sided and is completely plated with gold. This watch was made only 7 units across the globe.
5. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon: $1.3 million
The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon is a $1.3 million watch is the most complex watch in the Patek Philippe Series. It is made of 688 parts including a few super small microscopic parts as well. The Sky moon tourbillion is an indeed a very complex watch with a platinum casing. It is produced only two units each year.
6. The Chopard Super Ice Cube: $1.1 million
The name of the watch came from the shape of the watch which is similar to an ice cube. The Chopard Super Ice Cube is made of 66 carat gemstones which are carved in the shape of an ice cube. By the look of the watch you might not like it but to believe it u have to see it and the 66 carat gemstone are the soul reason for the whooping cost of the watch.
7. Hublot Black Caviar Bang: $1 million
The Hublot Black Caviar Bang is another complex watch ever manufactured. It is made with an effort of 2000 hours of workmanship. The casing of the watch is done with 18 carat of white gold which is combined with 322 grains of black gems. The unique area of the watch is its belt buckle which is a beautiful piece of art and craftsmanship. The watch cost $1 million and it is one beauty of a watch. The black colour of the gemstone embedded watch makes it a special product.
8. The Corum Classical Billionaire Tourbillion: $998,000
The Corum Classical Billionaire is an ultra limited edition watch which is made with 850 diamonds. It is a manually crafted watch with a case diameter of 46 mm. The watch comes in multiple versions and has four different variants. The watch is indeed a limited edition watch and only 10 pieces of this beautiful watch are made in a year.
9. Louis Moinet Magistralis: $860,000
The Louis Moinet Magistralis is the only watch which made the 2000 years old moon meteorite. The unique and the very rare meteorite is what make the watch an expensive watch in this world. The watch cost $860,000 which is very high indeed. The casing of the watch is made of 18 carat gold and it is a special and a very elegant watch by all means. Scarcity of the materials used in making this unique watch makes it difficult to produce repeatedly. This is another major reason of this watch being one of the most costly watches in the world.
10. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication: $800,000
The Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication is another complex watch and the complex procedure of craftsmanship makes the watch a costly product. The casing of this wonderful watch is made of platinum where as the belt is made of crocodile skin. The watch is totally made of 740 pieces of handmade parts and components. This is what made it a $800,000 watch. The Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication is indeed one of the most complicated watches in the world.