Like most of us feel, fashion is incomplete without a stunning watch either on the wrist or a pocket made. Most of us feel our outfit isn’t complete without that stunning wristwatch.
But do you know they are some watches that are sold for fortunes?
For those that love watches as I do, Here’s a list of the 20 most expensive watches in the world. Don’t be too surprised, some of these watches are even worth more than their actual cost!
These are the 20 most expensive watches in the world 2022:
20. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile – $1.5 Million
Worthy to start the list with is Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile made in 2005 to honour Vacheron Constantin’s 250th anniversary.
Surprisingly, The legendary Tour de l’Ile was considered the most complicated wristwatch of its day. Bolstered by a unique, double-sided design, the valuable watch is essentially an art piece that hosts tourbillon movement, perpetual calendar, dual times, moon phase and more.
When it comes to expensive wristwatches for men, it is just the finest available worth $1.5 Million.
19. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication – $2.5 Million
Lange & Söhne Grand Complication has 876 intricate moving parts in total and is housed in a gold case. It measures 50mm in diameter and 20mm thick, no wonder it takes a year of making to be fully completed.
Made in 2013 and cost $2.5 Million only.
It has a moon phase perpetual calendar, a grande and petite sonnerie with a minute repeater, and a split-second chronograph.
Not too shabby!
18. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 – $2.7 Million
Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 holds the record for being the most complicated wristwatch in the world and features a staggering 1483 components, which is a world record!
The watch has an eternally renewable calendar that doesn’t need to be adjusted for 1000 years!
A luxury brand fit for kings!
So, if you’re looking to purchase a watch of this calibre then dropping a cool $2.7 million might be worth it.
17. Patek Philippe 1928 Single Button Chronograph – $3.6 Million
This watch was created in 1924, this gorgeous timepiece was previously the property of world-famous guitarist, Eric Clapton.
Made of 18kt white gold, the single button chronograph is also adorned with 28 different jewels.
The one of a kind dial also tells the current moon phase.
The quality and craftsmanship of the 1928 timepiece are evident in its 99-year existence.
16. Patek Philippe 5004T – $3.9 Million
This watch was specifically built for an auction. in all radical ways, it discontinued the 5004 collection thanks to its titanium construction, the piece serves up a sportier aesthetic than its conservative counterparts, and some bolder colour as well. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the rare stunner invoked an intense bidding war, which topped out at just over $3.9 million.
The watch got so much attention at auction, it created a bit of a bidding war!
15. Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino – $4 Million
Our first Rolex to be featured is the Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino. Its name originates from its distinctive white hue on its chronograph subdials.
Still one of Rolex’s most expensive watches, it features a stainless steel case and bracelet, and a Caliber 727.
Once owned by Eric Clapton, the watch demands such a high price due to its limited numbers.
Surprisingly, Only four units were ever made!
14. Breguet Antique Number 2667 – $4.5 Million
This is the first pocket watch to be featured on our list the Breguet Antique Number 2667.
Sometimes, wearing a watch on your wrist might not be appropriate, so carrying a classically designed pocket watch might be a better option.
Housed in 18kt yellow gold, the watch features two oscillating bodies mounted on an elegant dial.
Luxurious Sophistication meets traditional design!
13. Louis Moinet Meteoris – $4.6 Million
The 13th most expensive watch on our list is just out of this world!
The Louis Moinet Meteoris is one of the rarest watches ever. Not only are there just four watches in total, but each watch contains a real piece of moon rock!
Add in some top-notch mechanics and expensive materials and it’s easy to see how it’s become one of the most expensive watches in the world.
However, it’s still a bargain, as the Meteoris collection of watches came as a set!
12. Hublot Big Bang Diamond – $5 Million
If you want a bit of bling in your life, then the Hublot Big Bang might be right up your street.
Costing $5 million, the watch features 1280 three-carat diamonds, all hand-cut by a New York City Jeweler with 40 years of experience.
It was gifted to Jay-Z by his wife, Beyoncé, on his 43rd Birthday, and is just about as luxurious as it gets!
11. Patek Philippe Calibre 89 – $5.5 Million
The second pocket watch to feature on our list is the timelessly sophisticated, Patek Philippe Calibre 89.
It’s a commemorative pocket watch created in 1989, to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. Patek Philippe declared the 89 as “the most complicated watch in the world” at the time of creation. It weighs 1.1kg and has 1,728 components in total, including 33 complications and 24 hands.
If you’re not really in the mood for a wristwatch then a pocket watch of this calibre is the next best thing!
10. Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 – $5.7 Million
Looking at the timepiece, it appears to be ordinary from the outside, Nevertheless, the watch contains more than twenty different precious stones and is made from 20 Karat rose gold.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 was Crafted in 1943.
9. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel – $11 Million
The first is a limited edition series (and by “limited edition” we mean four pieces total), the Patek Philippe 1518 hosts a case of high-grade stainless steel, making it unique when compared to most offerings from the luxury brand. Between that and the watch’s bevvy of brilliant features–including a lovely moon phase aperture on the dial– 1518 simply oozes with majesty and precision.
Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 is one of our most expensive mechanical watches on the list!
8. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona – $17.6 Million
Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is a rare and genuine watch lover’s dream come true. Given to the famous actor by his wife, the piece pays tribute to Newman’s love of horology and motorsport alike.
The watch has a unique black and creams exotic dial. It is estimated that only one in twenty Daytona’s were equipped with the “exotic” dial.
Arguably the best looking Rolex watch around, and naturally one of the priciest!
7. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch – $18 Million
The Billionaire watch certainly lives up to its name made from 260-carat emerald-cut diamonds.
This timepiece will draw eyeballs and attention from across the ballroom, country club, or a bunch of billionaires gathering, In other words, wearing this watch will turn a lot of heads and is guaranteed to get the conversation started!
If you’ve got a private jet, then this watch is a perfect match for your outfits!
6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $24 Million
No round-up of the world’s most expensive watches is complete without the name Patek Philippe being mentioned. The iconic luxury brand enters the list with the Henry Graves Super-complication, which was created for a wealthy American banker of the very same name (well, Henry Graves Jr. to be precise).
As sophisticated as it is luxurious, the stunning piece features no less than 24 complications. Among them are a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, and a celestial chart based on the night sky above the owner’s New York estate. Clearly among the most luxurious watches in the world, and possibly the universe.
Isn’t this a stunning watch?
5. Chopard 201-Carat Watch – $25 Million
To understand why the Chopard 201-Carat watch is one of the worlds most expensive watches, just refresh yourself with the manufactures name.
The watch is encrusted with a cluster of colourful diamonds, including a 15-carat pink diamond, a 12-carat blue diamond and an 11-carat white diamond.
If that’s not enough, then perhaps another 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds will do the trick!
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – $26 million
Customisable to feature up to 576 diamonds and a sapphire dial, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her 60th year in power.
It uses the mechanics of the manually wound Jaeger-LeCoultre Calibre 101 and the watch face has a silver-coloured dial and a winding crown.
Got a cool $26 million to spare and it’s all yours!
3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette – $30 Million
Encased in gold, displaying the intricate mechanics behind it, the beautiful pocket watch was allegedly commissioned by an ex-lover of Marie Antoinette, the French queen.
Work first began on the watch in 1782 and it took the best part of 40 years to make.
It was completed in 1827 and the result was a true masterpiece of design and technology, containing every function available at that time.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination – $40 Million
Starting off our list with a traditional-looking diamond is Graff Diamond the fascination.
Priced around cool $40 million, It comes in as the world’s second most expensive wristwatch in the world manufactured by Laurence Graff and first released on March 19, 2015.
The Fascination by Graff Diamonds contains 152.96 carats of white diamonds.
However, it also features a detachable, 38.13-carat pear-shaped diamond ring, located in the center of the watch!
A watch and a ring, what a bargain!
Trust me it is only going to be attainable for a certain type of elite clientele!
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million
Graff Diamonds Hallucination is the world’s most expensive watch sold for $55 Million only. The watch is set into a platinum bracelet and made from 110 carats of rare coloured diamonds of various cuts and finishes.
The Hallucination is a one of a kind statement-piece that pushes the boundaries of Haute Horlogerie to their most luxurious extreme.
Graff Diamonds Hallucination was released on March 26, 2014, by Graff Diamonds.
Yeah! there you have it.
The list of most expensive watches and figures mentioned above have been compiled from various sources around the web, such as Man of Many & The Trend Spotter.
We hope you found this list of the world’s most expensive watches resourceful? Obviously, They’re certainly some exceptional pieces of design and craftsmanship.