Monday, December 5, 2011

10 Most Expensive Watches in the World

Here is a list of 10 most expensive watches in the world. Maybe you are surprised by the price of this clock is super expensive. This is the  Watches that can only be purchased by a king or a businessman who has a yacht. I hope you will enjoy this article!

 Price: $734,000
Condition: Brand New, Never WornRef Number: 1907BA-12Also Known As: 1907BA12Case Size: 56mmGender: GentsMovement: Manual WindFunctions: Hours, Minutes, Grand Sonnerie, Minute Repeater, TourbillonBand Type: NASignatures: BreguetIncluded Items: Manufacture's Box and PapersDescription: This unique yellow gold pocket watch, otherwise known as the Breguet Classique, hold the honor of being the most expensive modern pocket watch in the world to date.
Hinged coverlid, an engine-turned guilloche dial in silvered gold with blued hands, and an off-centered display for hours. A sapphire crystal exhibition back and cutouts in the gold dial reveals the masterful decorations and complex structure of a handwound movement which features a one-minute tourbillon regulator and a grande sonnerie chiming function. The Breguet Grande Complication pocket watch is protected against humidity only.

2. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication luxury watch
       Price: $800,000
Blancpain's expert watchmakers devised a daunting challenge: merging their six earlier masterpieces into a single construction. For no other reason than the secret pleasure of outdoing themselves. Despite countless doubts and dead ends, talent and preservance ultimately got them there. After six years, against all odds, fulfillment was at finally hand. In homage to the year of foundation of the House of Blancpain, they called the new watch 1735. Almost magical in its intricacy, its movement's original design comprises an impressive 740 parts and components.

 3. Louis Moinet Magistralis: 
     Price: $860,000

Louis Moinet is the world’s first brand to create a watch featuring an authentic piece of the moon. This 2000 year-old lunar meteorite is used for the moon-phase display of the hundred-year old and extremely sophisticated complication movement (including minute repeater, perpetual calendar and single-pusher chronograph functions) powering the MAGISTRALIS. The incredibly complex 5N rose gold and 3N case is composed of 90 different parts, while the presentation box is highly creative in its own right: Louis Moinet introduces the first musical instrument for watches thanks to the watch stand which serves to amplify the sound of the repeater mechanism.

4. Hublot Black Caviar Bang
    Price: $1 million

There is a watch club many of us don't know about. Informal or not, the million dollar watch club boasts esteemed watch companies who have offered watches with prices of one million dollars or more. For a watch to reach such high value, an extremely decadent portion of precious jewels must be placed on most every millimeter of surface area on the face and case. 

The newest member of the million dollar watch club is the Hublot Black Caviar Bang. Coming from the Big Bang line with all its derivatives, the Black Caviar Bang has an 18k white gold case and clasp that feature hundreds of precision cut black diamonds, for a total of 34.5 total carats. This includes 322 diamonds on the case, 179 on the bezel, and another 30 on the clasp at the end of the rubber strap. Black diamonds are exceedingly rare, and are attributed for most of the Black Caviar Bang's million dollar value. 

Inside the watch is Hublot's specially manufactured manually wound HUB Solo T tourbillon movement. A beautifully designed face opens with a view on the one minute tourbillon, and diamonds are patterned into the face as the power reserve indicator. The design of the face is attractive and functional, but doesn't try very hard to be practical. With an impressive array of square cut black diamonds, the Hublot Black Caviar Bang register's high on the glitz scale as well as the exclusivity meter with a limited edition of only one piece.

5. The Chopard Super Ice Cube
Price: $1.259 million

The Chopard Super Ice Cube is a masterpiece from Chopard, a Swiss jewelry and watch maker. Louis-Ulysse Chopard is the man who founded the company and for the last 100 years, they have been producing the most beautiful timepieces of all-time. This watch has 60 carat diamonds on it and available in variety of gemstones from black diamond to pink sapphires

6. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Price: $1.4 million

The previous auction record for a modern wristwatch was a Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile, ranked 2nd on this list, which was sold by the auction house Antiquorum for $1.4 million in Geneva in 2005.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe and also the workshop's first double-face wristwatch. Its movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. This rare and exceptional timepiece featuresmechanical movement that must be manually wound, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, chime with two “cathedral“ gongs activated by a slide piece in the case, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year by hands and moon age. The platinum case measures 42.8 mm

7. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile
Price: $1.5 million

The Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin marked its 250th anniversary in 2005 with the year’s most expensive watch. Its name refers to one of the historical sites of the venerable company, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l’Ile. At $1.5 million, this is the most expensive watch this year.

The expensive watch is also the most complicated double-face watch, and only produced in a limited edition of 7. Tour de l’Ile is made with a totally original combination of horological complications and astronomical indications composing a list of sixteen different points including a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, a tourbillon device, the equation of time and the representation of the night sky

8. Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time

    Price: $4 million

The Platinum World Time created by Patek Philippe was sold at auction for over $4 million USD in 2002. It is believed that only one was created and, at the time, it was the most expensive wristwatch in the world.
In fact, Patek Philippe had produced all of the ten most expensive watches in the world. The company, headquartered in Geneva, made their first wristwatch in 1868. They had already made a name for themselves prior to that, however, by providing watches to Queen Victoria herself in 1851. Other notable customers include Pope Pius IX, a king and queen of Denmark, an Italian king and Saddam Hussein’s son-in-law.

9. Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication
Price: $11 million

Super complication is also super expensive. The yellow-gold watch has two faces and 24 complications and was bought at a Sotheby's auction for a little over $11 million. It was created in 1932 for New York banker Henry Graves, Jr. Interestingly, this watch was created as part of a vain competition Graves had with Ohio automobile engineer James Ward Packard to have commissioned a watch with the most complications in the world.

10. 201-carat Chopard
 Price: $25 million

This watch by Chopard features three heart-shaped diamonds, the pink weighs 15 carats, the blue weighs 12 carats and the white weighs 11 carats. They are set in a bracelet encrusted with clusters of white pear-shaped diamonds arrange in flower motifs, with a yellow diamond standing up from the center of each. Total caratweight of the white and yellow diamonds is 163 carats, while the total caratweight of the watch is 201 carats. The watch has a spring-loaded mechanism which, when pressed, allows the three heart shapes to mechanically open up, much the way the petals of a flower will in the sunshine. The watch face, pavé-set with small round yellow diamonds, is exposed from underneath the heart-shaped diamonds. The watch's pricetag is $25 million.

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