Sometime in 2015, Apple presented a timepiece that drew a lot of buzz. Considering that this watch costs US$ 17,000, it sounds a lot cheaper put against some of the most expensive timepieces such as the US$ 55 million diamond-encrusted watch! Yes, there are watches that cost more than a million dollars. Here is a roundup of the most expensive watches available on the market.
5. Greubel Forsey Art Piece (estimated cost between US$ 1 and US$ 2 million)
Art Piece 1 features the trademark minute sculpting work of renowned British artist, Willard Wigan. Other distinctive features of this timepiece include an attractive blue dial cover, 30-degree double tourbillons and sapphire case. Wigan’s tiny gold ship is visible through a ×23 magnifier side display.
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4. Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire timepiece by Richard Mille (US$ 2.02 million)
This watch features a unique design consisting of a solid sapphire transparent case that is scratch resistant. It is also water resistant up to 10 feet. The cases of each one of these units took 40 days of uninterrupted machining coupled with another 400 hours of finishing work.
3. Grand Complication watch by Lange & Söhne (US$ 2.05 million)
Consisting of 876 parts, each unit of this watch takes a whole year to assemble. Since its debut in 2013, only one gets to the market each year. The watchmaker plans to release only five of these with the last unit slated to get to the market in 2018.
2. The Grandmaster Chime watch by Patek Philippe (US$ 2.6 million)
To celebrate 175 years since inception, Patek Philippe unveiled the Grandmaster Chime complete with its 2 dials, 20 complications and 214 parts. The watch took the watchmaker 8 years and 100,000 hours to make. Only seven units of these gorgeous timepieces are available.
1. The Graff Diamonds Hallucination timepiece (US$ 55 million)
There are so many unusual things about this watch. The most outstanding however, is the price disparity between the unit and its closest competition. Meant for women, and with only one unit made so far, this Graff Jewelry creation has a tiny face on its bracelet that also consists of huge colored diamonds laid in platinum.