How much money would you spend on a watch? Are you one to blow billions for a luxury watch? Many luxury watch brands sell their watches at a high price, from tens or hundreds of billions, due to their elaborate history and materials.
Here are the top 10 most expensive watches in the world. Read to the end to find out the most expensive watch!
10 Most Expensive Watches in the World that You Should Know!
1. Louis Moinet Meterois
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The 10th place falls to the Louis Moinet Meteoris watch. Here’s why this watch made it to the top 10 list.
Louis Moinet Meteoris isn’t just one specific watch. It’s a set consisting of 4 watches. The Meteoris set originated from Louis Moinet’s idea of capturing the galaxy into a wearable accessory. Thus, each watch in this set is made from fragments of space stones: moonstones, asteroids, and fragments from a Martian meteorite. With a fantastic design and mechanism, this watch is one of the most popular collector items.
The four watches in the Meteoris set are: Tourbillon Moon, Tourbillon Asteroid, Tourbillon Rosetta Stone, and Tourbillon Mars. This set is the only one in the world and cannot be sold separately.
Can you guess its price? One Louis Moinet Meteoris set is sold at USD 4.6 million or IDR 68 billion.
2. Hublot Big Bang Diamond
The 9th most expensive watch in the world is from Hublot, the Big Bang Diamond. The word ‘diamond’ itself tells you of its luxury.
Hublot Big Bang Diamond is crafted in 2005. Each of this luxury watch is made with 1.280 3-carat diamonds which are cut into small fragments. The fragments are placed in the time indicator, dial, and case. This watch also comes with finely polished 18-carat gold.
Hublot Big Bang Diamond steals the world’s attention when it became Beyonce’s gift for Jay-Z’s 43th birthday.
How much does it cost? Hublot Big Bang Diamond is sold at USD 5 million or almost IDR 74 billion.
3. Patek Philippe Ref. 1527
Patek Philippe watches are one of the most loved luxury watches in the world. The 8th most expensive watch in the world comes from this brand: Patek Philippe Ref. 1527
Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 was created in 1943. It took one year for it to be completed. This watch might look ordinary from the outside. So, what makes it so special?
This watch is made from 20-carat gold and is embellished with more than 20 kinds of gemstones. Its elegant and classic design makes this watch so timeless. In fact, the Ref. 1527 is used by Patek Philippe as a reference and inspiration for other watch models.
What’s its price? Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 costs USD 5.7 million or around IDR 84 billion.
4. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Stainless Steel
So, how much does it cost? In 2016, Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 was sold through auction at USD 11 million or IDR 162 billion!
5. Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 Paul Newman
The Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 is one of the most expensive Rolex watches in the world due to its history. To understand what makes this watch so special, let us first learn about Paul Newman.
Paul Newman is an American actor born in 1925. His career rocketed in the 1960-1970s. Paul Newman won multiple awards in his lifetime, such as the Academy Award, the Golden Globe, and the Cannes Film. One special thing about Paul Newman is his passion for horology and racing.
In 1968 or 1989, Joanne Woodward, Paul Newman’s wife, gifted him with the Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 as a tribute to both of his passions. The back of the case was engraved with the message, “Drive Carefully Me”. Paul Newman wore that watch everyday on multiple occasions until he gave it to his daughter’s partner in 1984.
Now that you’ve read its meaningful history, can you guess its price? Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 was sold in 2017 in an auction at USD 17.75 million or IDR 262 billion!
6. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
We are about to witness the top 5 most expensive watches! The fifth one goes to The Billionaire Watch by Jacob & Co.
Launched in 2015, The Billionaire Watch was wrapped in 260-carat diamonds with emeralds all over, and 18-carat white gold on its case and strap. The watch dial is an open dial with no glass or skeleton so you can get a clear view of the blue hour and minute and as well as the engine’s movement behind them. This beautiful watch will surely turn all eyes towards anyone who wears it!
How about its price? Just like its name suggests, The Billionaire Watch is truly built for billionaires. This watch is sold at USD 18 million or IDR 266 billion.
7. Chopard 201-Carat Watch
In fourth place, we have the Chopard 201-Carat Watch. Simply hearing its name will tell you why this watch made it to the top 5 list!
Owning its name thanks to its 201-carat diamonds, this watch also boasts a 15-carat pink diamond, 12-carat blue diamond, and 11-carat white diamond around its dial. There are also 163-carat white and yellow diamond pieces all over the watch. Adding all that together, you get 201 carats of diamonds.
Wondering about its price? Chopard 201-Carat Watch is worth USD 25 million or IDR 369 billion.
8. Jaeger-Lecoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette
We are officially in the big 3! In third place, we have the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette.
Joaillerie 101 Manchette is adorned with 576 pieces of diamond. This watch uses the Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 manual winding. It comes with a silver dial and crown on its front.
How much do you predict this one to cost? You can buy it with USD 26 million or IDR 384 billion.
9. Graff Diamonds The Fascination
The second most expensive watch in the world is The Fascination by Graff Diamonds.
The Fascination was released in 2015. Every part of this watch is adorned with 152.96-carat white diamonds. On its dial, there is a pear-shaped 38.13-carat diamond. One of its most special features is that the middle part of the watch can be removed and worn as a ring, so it’s like having two accessories in one product.
Can you guess its price? Graff Diamonds offers The Fascination at USD 40 million or IDR 591 billion.
10. Graff Diamonds The Hallucination
Finally, it’s time to see the number 1 most expensive watch in the world: The Hallucination, another masterpiece from Graff Diamonds!
It’s no surprise that The Hallucination made it as the top 1. You can clearly see its elegance, beauty, and luxury in its 100-carat diamond arrangement, made of pink, yellow, green, and blue diamonds in different cuts (emerald, heart pear, marquise, and round). This arrangement can be found all over the watch, from its case to strap.
What’s the price? Yes, this most expensive watch in the world costs USD 55 million or IDR 813 billion!
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