Take a look at the below list of Top 10 Most Expensive Watches in The World in 2016-2017. For some, a watch is just something that tells them what time it is, but to some, it is a way to show off their wealth. There are other elements involved too, like certain pieces of machinery that help make the time pieces more accurate at telling time and therefore worth and cost more. Some even have a device in them that helps counter gravity (this is called a tourbillion). There are of course other expensive things like diamonds, stones, and gems that make the watch more expensive too. This is my list of the top ten most expensive watches in the world 2016-2017.
List of Top 10 Most Expensive Watches in The World 2016-2017
10. Breguet Pocket Watch 1970- Worth $734,000
Aren’t pocket watches great? This eighteen karat gold pocket watch is very stylish. This timepiece is hand engraved and features a silver face that has elegant craftsmanship in it. You will also need a watch chain to go with this pocket watch.
9. Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication- Worth $800,000
Comes with a crocodile skin strap and a platinum case. There are over seven hundred pieces of handmade parts and other components that make up the engine in the watch. One of the most complex watches that exist in the world.
8. Louis Moinet Magistralis- Worth $860,000
This watch is for stylish men that has a piece of meteorite that came from the moon in it. The watch is made by Louis Moinet’s company, a company that routinely has its pieces wind up on most expensive timepieces lists. The company has also had some famous people (including Napoleon and two ex-presidents) buy Moinet’s clocks or watches at one time.
7. Hublot Black Caviar Bang- Worth $1,000,000
This watch dropped jaws in 2009, and has only improved since it came out. The watch is covered in eighteen karat white gold and over five hundred baguette-cut black diamonds. That being said, the watch still finds a way to be understated, as if that was possible.
6. Chopard Super Ice Cube- Worth $1,100,000
A Swiss manufactured watch that is sixty karat diamonds cut into cubes. You can submerge the watch into one hundred feet of water and it will still work, and if that were not enough, the watch cannot be scratched. What woman would not want such a watch that was pure diamond?
5. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon- Worth $1,300,000
On one side, this complicated watch, has the night sky in precise detail. The front has date, time, and the phases of the moon. Not only is this timepiece a stellar watch, but it qualifies as a piece of modern art. Another company that routinely winds up on most expensive timepieces list.
4. Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle- Worth $1,500,000
A Swiss manufacturer called Vacheron Constantin made this very complicated wrist watch. It came out in 2005 and was released to celebrate the manufacturer’s 250th anniversary. The watch, that comes with eighteen karat gold, has blue sapphire glass that is non-reflective. It is also two sided.
3. Patek Philippe Platinum World Time- Worth $4,000,000
This watch was sold at auction for more than four million dollars in the early 2000s. There is only the one in existence and when it was sold, it was the most expensive watch, period. It can wind itself and whoever wears the watch will be able to tell the time, no matter where in the world you happen to be. You can get the watch in platinum, rose, white, and yellow gold.
2. Patek Philippe Super Complication- Worth $11,000,000
The third Patek Philippe manufactured watch that makes the list and the second pocket watch to make the list. The watch was made by Philippe for Henry Graves, Jr., a banker. The watch was made in 1933, it took five years to make. The watch has over twenty things that the watch can do besides basic timekeeping. There is even a different thing the watch can do for each hour of the day. No other watch is as complicated and was the most expensive watch ever to be sold at auction.
1. Chopard 210 karat- Worth $26,000,000
By far, the most expensive watch on the list, but the watch is by far not the best looking watch. By far, too, the watch uses many more diamonds than any other watch. This watch uses 201 karats of colored diamonds. It is less of an actual timepiece and more of a jewelry piece. This certainly is something you buy if you are more interested in wearing a great piece of jewelry.
Some of the watches on this list were very beautiful and I enjoyed seeing how much thought, detail, and effort went into crafting them. I thought some of these watches would be interesting to own. That was my list of the top ten most expensive watches in the world 2016-2017, I hoped you enjoyed reading it.