Tuesday 15 October 2013

The World's Most Expensive Watches

15. Baume & Mercier - William Baume Flying Tourbillion - $75,000
This new edition of the William Baume Tourbillion has a "flying tourbillion," a tourbillion held in place on only one side rather than on the top and bottom. It has a black dial and black alligator strap. The tourbillion escapement is in the 9 o’clock position and a small seconds display at 6 o’clock. And it has a 52-hour power reserve. This timepiece is limited to 10 editions worldwide.
14. Tag Heuer - Monaco V4 - $80,000
Tag Heuer used cars as a model for rethinking watches’ mechanical movement and engineered the world's first and only belt-driven timepiece. This design is more shock-resistant and requires less maintenance because of the belts and micro ball bearings, according to the company. The Monaco V4 has a platinum case and alligator leather strap. Only 150 pieces were manufactured.
13. Montblanc - Grand Tourbillion Heures Mysterieuses in platinum - $365,750
Although once known primarily for its signature fountain pens Montblanc in recent years has transformed its brand into that of a jeweler and watchmaker. Its most expensive watch is the Grand Tourbillion Heures Mysterieuses in platinum, of which only one has been made so far. This tourbillion is also available in 18 carat white gold (in photo), limited to eight pieces at $319,000 each. The 18 carat red gold version, also limited to eight pieces, is $302,500.
12. A. Lange & Söhne - Tourbograph "Pour le Mérite" - $508,900
Honey gold was used for the case of this limited edition watch, of which A. Lange & Söhne has manufactured only 50 units. The watch has a one-minute tourbillion as well as a double chronograph. The company is based in the former East Germany and after the Soviet occupation, the region’s once-thriving watchmaking industry foundered. Lange, which had been founded in 1845, shut down and was revived in 1990.
11. de Grisogono - Meccanico dG S25D - $590,000
Founded in Geneva in 1993 by Fawaz Gruosi, de Grisogono recently launched a Meccanico dG set with baguette diamonds at this year's Baselworld. This Meccanico dG, of which there are 20 units, was designed in three variants: with baguette diamonds (in photo), with white pavé diamonds, and with black pavé diamonds. The version featured above, made of 18 carat pink gold, is set with 126 baguette-cut white diamonds. It displays two time zones and has analog and digital displays and a power reserve indicator. It is also water-resistant to a depth of 30 meters.
10. Girard-Perregaux - Vintage Jackpot Tourbillion - $625,000
The Vintage 1945 Jackpot Tourbillion, made with rose gold, has a manual wind with 38 jewels and power reserve of 96 hours. The slot machine, a decorative feature, chimes when the lever is pulled. It comes with a folding buckle on a crocodile strap. The piece is sold in select boutiques in the U.S. and abroad.
9. Greubel Forsey - Quadruple Tourbillion - $690,000
A total of 531 parts are used for two separate double tourbillons. This complex watch has an asymmetrical platinum case and alligator leather strap. Founded by watchmakers Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey at Baselworld in 2004, the company is known for offering two and four tourbillion mechanisms in the same watch case.
8. Vacheron Constantin - Malte Tourbillion Regulator - $700,000
Part of Vacheron Constantin’s High Jewelry collection, the Malte Tourbillion Regulator has 263 baguette-cut diamonds in the dial and 274 baguette-cut diamonds in the case. It features a Tourbillion and is finished on a black leather strap. The case is in the classic tonneau (or barrel) shape of the Malte collection. Founded in 1755, Geneva's Vacheron Constantin is one of the world’s oldest watchmakers.
7. Omega - Constellation Baguette - $708,742
The one-of-a-kind piece, available at the Omega boutique in Geneva, shines with 459 Top Wesselton diamonds, totaling just over 30 carats. There are 146 baguette and trapeze diamonds on the dial, completely covering the 18 carat white gold case.
6. Breguet Classique 5349 Grande Complication - $755,000
This piece has twin rotating tourbillons in a platinum case lined with baguette-cut diamonds. The dial is pavéed with more diamonds. It contains more than 570 parts and has three patents to protect its "superior precision and technological mastery," according to Breguet.
5. Louis Moinet Magistralis - $860,000
You might ever heard that there is a watch made of 2000 years meteorite and that watch is this beautiful Louis Moinet Magistralis. Its case is made of 18 carat gold. Scarcity of moon meteorite is the main reason that this watch is so expensive and it won’t be produced repeatedly.
4. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile - $1.5 million
Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile is considered one of the most complex watch ever made by human. Its made of 834 parts with over 10.000 hours to be produced. The watch has two faces, which shows the same time, its case is made of gold. This watch is produced in only 7 units all over the world.
3. Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time - $4 million
This watch became world’s most expensive watch in 2002 when it was sold for $4 million in an auction event. The special thing about this watch is that displays a 24-hour time zones in different countries, and its very easy to read.
2. Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication - $11 million
Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication is an 18 carat gold pocket watch made in 1932. It was produced in 4 years. This watch is booked by New York banker Henry Graves, Jr. This watch set a record for pocket watch in the year 1999 when it was sold by auction.
1. Chopard - $25 million
This watch is the most expensive watch in the world. It might be unbelievable, but this watch worth $25 million.
It is made of 15 carat pink diamond, 12 carat blue diamond and 11 carat white diamond. In addition there is 163 carat diamond surrounded by white and yellow, so that is a total of 201 carat, as the name of the watch.