With the advent of smartphones and the fact that they now serve as our primary timepiece the wristwatch has essentially turned into a mere accessory. The wristwatch was an important piece of jewelry utilized by almost every person who had to keep track of time. However, just because wrist-worn timepieces are disappearing from the past doesn’t mean they won’t exist any longer. In fact, during the past 10 years the watchmakers have created one of the more impressive and intricate timepieces ever in the market. Let’s sit down for a moment and take a look at the 9 most expensive wristwatches sold in the world.
#9 Breguet Pocket Watch 1970 BA/12
This stunning 18-karat beauty comes with an engraving done by hand with a hand-wound mechanical movement with a dual-rotating crown. It also comes with the silver gold dial and an impressive strike. It has a stunning classical design and a cost of 734000 US dollars This watch is in the 10th position.
#8 Louis Moinet Magistralis
What sets this fashionable watch for men apart from other watches that are on the list the fact that it is made of: a piece meteorite discovered in the Moon. This could make this watch only timepiece that is unique on Earth and it comes with the price to match its exclusivity: $860,000.
#7 Hublot Black Caviar Bang
Hublot Black Caviar Bang is an exquisite men’s accessory but it’s a practical and elegant timepiece. Its Hublot Black Caviar Bang is set with 501 baguette-cut black diamonds, while its case is made of white gold with 18 carats. While it is a bit conservative its price is far from the mark and will cost the purchaser a whopping $1,000,000.
#6 Chopard Super Ice Cube
The Swiss manufactured Chopard Super Ice Cube looks exactly how you imagine itto look: like a delicately cut Ice sculpture. This Chopard Super Ice Cube is an elegant watch for women and is adorned with 60 karats of diamond brilliant diamonds. Apart from being breathtaking to behold it is also water and scratch resistant. The durable and beautiful bobble is guaranteed to last for a lifetime and at the cost that is $1.1 million, it’s worth it.
#5 Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon is the most complicated watch ever constructed. The eerie Dali-inspired watch is a work of art and is worth the same than many Picasso artworks (alright, Picasso sketches). It’s worth an impressive $1.3 million.
#4 Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle
The Vacheron Constatin Tour de I’lle is a exquisite and beautiful timepiece that is an art piece. The watch’s two-sided construction is with 18-carat gold, and the non-reflective glass is a flawless blue sapphire. The watch was originally made by the Swiss manufacturer of watchmakers Vacheron Constantin in celebration of the 250th anniversary of its creation the one of a exclusive watch costs $1.5 million.
#3 Patek Philippe Platinum World Time
It was designed by the famous designer and maker Patek Philippe, it is believed that this particular globe clock is the sole one made. It is completely self-winding and, since it’s a world clock, the wearer will be capable of determining when it’s time, regardless of where they are around the globe. This unique piece, a one-of-a-kind item was sold at auction that took place in 2002 and was valued at $4 million which is a lot considering it was more than a decade old it is likely that it is appraised at a significantly greater value.
#2 Patek Philippe Super Complication
It is technically not a wristwatch, this stunning 18-karat golden pocket watch was created by Patek Philippe to be used by investor financier Henry Graves Jr. in 1933. It has the following 24 “complications,” or mechanical functions that have never before been before seen in a timepiece. It also has a distinct chronograph function for each hour of the week. It is believed that the Philippe clock is the most costly timepiece ever offered at auction, at an astonishing $11 million.
#1 Chopard 201 Karat
The gaudy watch may appear like a piece from a costume jewelry, but it’s not. The Chopard 2110 karat is covered with 201 karats of colored diamonds. It is reminiscent of an accessory more than it is as a wristwatch. It’s not likely to be the ideal choice for anyone seeking a reliable timepiece, but obviously, this colossal piece of opulence isn’t even practical. It is so costly that there’s no suggested price and it is believed to be worth of around $30 million.