A list of the most expensive watches of the world
In the world there is a separate category of people for whom it is incredibly beautiful and least expensive watch. Has a lot of brands available on the market, offering luxury watches with enormous quality, unique, exclusive elegance and chic. These brands are considered the most luxurious and expensive in the world.
What makes these accessories are incredibly expensive? Only three factors: expensive materials, such as diamonds, gold, platinum, meteorite or dinosaur bones; the amount of time for manufacturing the product and the level of detail, as well as the factor of how it is unique.
We offer you a top of the best hours that are the most expensive in the world.
10. Louis Moinet Meteoris. Price $ 4.6 million
Meteoris represents a set of four hours from producer Louis Moinet, each of which contain in their structure a meteorite pieces Mars, Moon, asteroid and ancient meteorite called Rosetta Stone. Buying watch their owner receives a set of free planetarium depicting the solar system.
9. Hublot - Big Bang. Price $ 5,000,000
If the previous hours were allocated a rarity of its components, this model focuses on one - diamonds. Hublot comprehended product 1280 diamonds, weighing at least every three carats. It took about a year to find and bring the diamonds to the headquarters from all corners of the Earth. Each stone was decorated with a famous jeweler from New York who has experience more than 40 years.
8. Vacheron Constantin Reference 57260. Price $ 8,000,000
The Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin has created the most complicated pocket watch Reference 57260, with 2800 components and a record 57 complications (the previous record-holder was 33). The assembly of these hours it took 8 years.
Housing an accessory made of white gold 18k, in - suspension mechanism 242 gemstones gauge 3750, which has a thickness of 36 mm and is clocked at 2, 5 Hz with a power reserve of 60 hours.
7. Patek Philippe - Ref.1518. Price $ 11,136,642
The auction house Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo held at the Geneva auction The Geneva Watch Auction 4 sale, among which watches Patek Philippe - Ref.1518 were topom auction on 12 and 13 November 2016. Clock set a new world record in the nomination "The most expensive watches ever sold at auction." Price was reached after 13 minutes of trading, exceeding the original cost of more than three times.
The reason for such a high amount is rather strange: the case Patek Philippe is made of stainless steel, while almost all the luxury watches of this brand are made of yellow or rose gold. Patek Philippe line consists of 4 models. On the back side of the accessory can be seen the number 1, it means that the product - the first of four.
6. Jacob & Co Billionaire Watch. Price $ 18,268,000
This product is rather more like a crown than hours. The Jacob & Co Billionaire Watch decorated 260 carat diamond baguette emerald cut and have a mechanism of the components 167 and 19 jewels. The clock was created for the famous Italian businessman Flavio Briatore and carry a logo with his name.
5. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication. Price of $ 24 million
Named after the banker Henry Graves and started for his watch in 18-carat gold was in the works for over 8 years: three years spent on development and five years on production. They were made in 1933 at the request of Henry Graves in luxury to surpass its rival - the automobile manufacturer James Ward Packard. As a result, the banker became the owner of the most expensive and complicated watches in the world.
In 2014, the owner of Patek Philippe Henry Graves became an unknown buyer, who bought them at auction. Hours beat its own record: in 1999, they were sold for $ 11 million to Sheikh Saud bin Mohammed bin Ali Al-Thani of Qatar's royal family.
4. Chopard 201-Carat Watch. Price of $ 25 million
With its 874 201-carat rare diamond, Chopard watches have taken the place of the world's most expensive watches and still are among the most expensive jewelry on the market. Watches have very small display and such a wide variety of diamonds that even upon close examination might not see some of them. Sold in 2000, Chopard began the first page of each edition of the luxury of the time.
3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette. Price of $ 30 million
This pocket watch, allegedly ordered a fan of Marie Antoinette French Queen. Work on the clock started in 1782 by Abraham-Louis Breguet and was completed in 1827 by his son, 4 years after his death. The result is an amazing sample design, class and technology, containing each of the functions that were available at the time. Breguet encased in gold, showing a complex control mechanism using sapphire for reducing friction within the product.
The clock had been stolen in the late 1900s and are found only in 2007. Currently accessory guarded in a museum of Islamic Art LA Mayer in Jerusalem.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination. Price of $ 40 million
Graff - the greatest name of all, when it to diamonds. Watch covered with white diamonds 152, 96 carat and unique transformed precious stone which is a diamond D Flawless pyriform diameter 38, 13 carats. The focus is a pear-shaped masterpiece that is conceptually assumed to be worn as a watch dial in an architectural diamond bracelet or disconnect it and put on a finger as a ring.
1. Graff Hallucination. Price of $ 55 million
Graff Hallucination - the most expensive watch in the world in 2017. Incredible value in hours is a 110-carat really rare and large colored diamonds set in platinum bracelet.
Colored diamonds used in this watch are classified as "Fancy", which means that they go beyond the usual scope as an incredibly rare and valuable.