5:LOUIS MOINET METEORIS WATCH ~ Price: $4.600.000
What if I told you there was a watch so rare that in order to make it you had to go into space and get some moon rock?
What is I told you there were 4 of these watches that apart from the beautifully crafted architecture each contains something so special that the average person will never get to encounter in their life-time?
These 4 watches form the Meteoris Collection by Louis Moinet and they all tie for the 5th position on our top 5 most expensive watches in the world!
4:HUBLOT – BIG BANG ~ Price: $5.000.000
If the previous pieces stood out by the rarity of the components this one focuses on only 1 material: Diamonds! and a lot of them!
But just how many diamonds can one manufacturer put on a wrist watch?
Hublot answered that question with: as many we can fit in there! They ended up with 1280 diamonds that have at least 3 carats each.
It took over 1 full year just to find the diamonds and bring them to the headquarters from all corners of the earth but the end result was fully worth it!
Every single stone was cut by a well renowned jeweler from New York, with over 40 years of experience, in order to make sure each bears the same cut signature.
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3:PATEK PHILIPPE – HENRY GRAVES – POCKET WATCH ~ Price: $11.000.000
It used to be the most expensive pocket watch the world had ever seen!
It was sold for $11 Million back in 1999 if we adjust for inflation and the economic environment + its novelty factor this piece could easily go for over $15 Million if it was to be resold.
Made in 1933 for banker Henry Graves by Patek Philippe himself, it took over 5 years to complete!
It happens to be one of the most complicated and complex pocket watches in the world with over 24 functions!
2:CHOPARD 201-CARAT WATCH ~ Price: $25.000.000
With 874 rare diamonds the Chopard 201-carat watch used to be the world’s most expensive watch and still is the highest priced jewelry watch out on the market!
Sold in the year 2000 for this unbelievable amount of $25 million it made the front page of every luxury publication at the time.
Contrary to the $5 million Hublot we’ve talked about earlier, the stones don’t form any sort of pattern or design which leads us to the following question:
Why would you wear something so bulky? and for some people unappealing. It wasn’t just some publicity stunt Chopard pulled off, but I my opinion it lacks a certain degree of finesse which I would expect from them.
With all that considered we still have to bow our heads to the masterpiece created and take a closer look and see the detail level of work put into the ultimate jewelry.
It features a very small display and such a wide variety of diamonds that even at close inspection it is very likely for you to miss some.
The specifications for a number of the diamonds are as follows:
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, natural Fancy Pink, Internally Flawess, 15.37 carats.
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, natural Fancy Blue, VS2, 12.79 carats.
– 1 heart-shaped diamond, D color, Flawless, 11.36 carats.
– 3 pear-shaped diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 8.45 carats total.
– 26 pear-shaped diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 17.07 carats total.
– 48 round diamonds, natural Fancy Yellow, 8.81 carats total.
– 260 pear-shaped diamonds, all D color, Flawless, 60.94 carats total.
– 91 round diamonds, D color, Flawless, 10.29 carats total.
– 443 FC diamonds, natural Fancy Intense Yellow, 4.95 carats total.
1:BREGUET GRANDE MARIE-ANTOINETTE ~ Price: $30.000.000
Here we are! The most expensive watch in the world 2016 is priced at $30.000.000.
As we’ve been teasing you so far it is a case watch not a wrist watch.
So what makes this watch so costly?
It was commissioned by a an alleged lover of Marie Antoinette, the French queen.
Work on the watch began in 1782 by Abraham-Louis Breguet and was finished in 1827 by his son, 4 years after his death.
The result, an amazing piece of design, class and technology containing every function that was possible at that time.
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