One of the most important fashion accessories are wristwatches, we have compiled a list of the most expensive watches in the world in 2020.
Most Expensive Wristwatches in the World
These watches are more than just timepieces, They show how wealthy their owner operates and how the watchmaking industry fares over the years.
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million
The Platinum bracelet watch features some rare diamond colors like Fancy Vivid Yellow, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Orange, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Light Grey Blue, Fancy Intense Pink, Fancy Green, Fancy Light Pink.
Much more the diamonds are cut into several different shapes pear, heart, round, radiant, marquise, emerald shapes. The artwork features the tiny timepiece framed in a pink diamond with no need for automatic winding or power reserve. This innovative watch piece was ideated by Laurence Graff, the Chairman of Graff Diamonds.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination – $40 Million
The Graff Diamonds The Fascination is a very expensive convertible wristwatch which is a combination of a ring and wristwatch. This also contains, in the middle of the band, a 38.13-carat diamond pear-shaped case.
Laurence Graff was the designer and Chairman of Graff Diamonds and was influential in developing and creating The Fascination. The transformable diamond watch branded ‘The Fascination’, is a diamond-clad timepiece valued at $40 million.
3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette – $30 Million
The brilliant elegant pocket watch encased in gold was reportedly launched by an ex-lover of Marie Antoinette, the French queen symbolising an era of royalty. Research on the watch started in 1782 and it took close to 44 years (1827) to complete what you see that today as a true masterpiece.
In 1775 Breguet started to produce great watches, not long after the watchmaker began business the order for the watch came in with extensive requirements from someone who wanted to have a chance to show his admiration to Marie Antoinette. But alas, before the watch could be completed, Marie Antoinette was executed.
Through the years, many people have become fascinated with this watch. It was invaluable and utterly complicated in its making.
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – $26 million
Jaeger LeCoultre is a top Luxury watch brand manufacturer that has upheld its credibility as a brand that manufactures classy and elegant watches. Jaeger LeCoultre gave this lovely and interesting watch to Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her 60th year of reign. This brilliant timepiece features a sapphire dial and 576 diamonds.
The Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber 101 is manually wounded and it also has a silver dial and a revolving crown. The watch is currently valued at $26 million.
5. Jewelry from Chopard | Value: $25,000,000
Chopard is more of an artwork than it is a watch, the colorful unique work of art features some great level of brilliance of watchmaking. The artpiece also has a watch, it is designed in form of a bracelet that has a decoration of a three heart-shaped costly gemstones – blue, red and white.
The total of three diamonds weighing around is 38 carats, and the gemstones on the bracelet also weighing around 200 carats. The Chophard Jewelry with Stylish and luxurious decoration is very attractive that hardly any woman can ignore.
6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication | Value: $24,000,000
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is a wristwatch that was announced by New York banker Henry Graves, this happened when the famous banker desired to own the most sophisticated watch in the world.
One of the most interesting thing about the watch is the fact that it took well around 5 years and up to 900 parts and elements was combined to present the watch as a finished order.
There are no substantial information on how much was expended by Henry Graves to acquire the expensive watch in 1932, but in 1999 the watch was valued at $11 million, and come November 2014 the watch was sold auctioned off to a new buy at a new price of $24 million making it one of the costliest fashion accessories ever sold in the world.
7. Patek Philippe Caliber 89 | Value: $6,000,000
Patek Philippe Caliber 89 is an exclusive watch made of over 1,728 pieces. There are not more than 10 copies of the watch worldwide. it took around 9 years of painstaking work to come up with such a chronometer watchmaking intelligence.
The Patek Philippe Caliber 89 has been recognised for over 25 years as the world’s most technical watch ever made, a title it recently lost to the Vacheron Constantin.
Patek Philippe Calibre 89, which had an approximate value of $6 million in gold or of up to 18 carats (75 percent) was reported to have taken more than five years ideation and conceptualization and another for four years of manufacturing.
There were four watches: one white gold, one platinum gold, one rose gold and the fourth one in Yellow gold.
It has a diameter of 88.2 mm, weighs around 2.4 pounds, two dials, 61 bridges, 129 jewels, 184 wheels, With 24 hands, 332 screws, 415 pinions, 429 mechanical components, and 1,728 total components with 33 complications.
8. Patek Philippe Platinum World Time | Value: $4,000,000
Patek Philippe Platinum World Time – The watch became the most expensive in 2002. Shows time in all time zones of the globe and, despite its complexity and high cost, the watch is made elegantly and distinguished by its reliable mechanism.
A very rare necklace from Patek Philippe World-Time sold more than $4 million for the auction offer in early 2000.
In 1939, Antoine Norbet de Patek and his associate Francois Czapek formed the Patek Philippe horological company. The Patek Philippe Platinum World Time was influenced by Mr. Louis Cottier, who invented the World Time complication.
9. Patek Philippe Model 2523 Heures Universelles | Value: $2,890,000
Patek Philippe Model 2523 Heures Universelles has a very impressive high manufacturing and design quality, it also has on the dial, a map of North America from enamel, manual work, which is why the price of the watch was influenced year in year out at the auction.
The watch is by far the most admired world-time model ever made, beautiful, collectible making it the most sought after and the most preferred watch in the community of billionaires.
The Patek Philippe Blue Enamel World time Watch from 1953 is considered legendary. The 66-year-old Patek was sold for HK$ 70,175,000 on 23rd November 2019 which is a little less than US$ 9 million. One of the seven dual crown world time wristwatches reportedly issued in pink gold.
10. Patek Philippe Model 2499 | Value: $3,915,000
Patek Philippe Model 2499 – Patek Philippe Series No. 2499 is reported to be one of the most advanced watchmaking developments of the horology company.
In just 35 years of production of this model was made 349 watches, of which only 9 have a case of rose gold. The exceptionally rare modeled wristwatch was manufactured by the company between the years of 1950 and 1985.
A yellow gold Patek Philippe perpetual calendar chronograph as reported by Forbes, attracted more than $7.1 Million Combined at Christie’s and Sotheby’s in 2018 and was eventually sold for $3,915,000.