Rolex or Patek Philippe? The debate rages: Which is the best luxury watch?
Watch collecting may be one of the most expensive hobbies in the world, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. You wear it to make a statement — about your social and financial status. A watch is a watch after all, you wear it to learn the time. Well, there is no doubt about that, but to some people it’s more than just a ‘time machine’.To name a few Vacherin Constantin’s Tour de l’Ile – $1.5 million, with the world’s most complicated wrist watch—the Tour de l’Ile. The watch is so complicated that it required over 10,000 hours of research to create. Many antique timepieces have marked up to the brilliance of early and modern innovators.
Guessing, and quite correctly too, that there is a wide range market for obscenely expensive watches, some manufacturers have gone out of their way to design watches that cost many thousand dollars.
Diamonds, platinum, fancy tourbillions, chronographs, and perpetual calendars are only a few of the features watchmakers use to create the world’s rarest and most expensive timepieces.
Of course, diamond-studded designs come with large price tags, such as Piaget’s Emperador Temple at $3.3 million and Cartier’s phoenix-shaped wristwatch at $2.7 million.
This watch is the most expensive watch in the world. It might be unbelievable, but this watch worth $25 million. Yes, you read that right: twenty-five million dollars. This exclusive and gaudy timepiece by Chopard is adorned with 15 carat pink diamond, 12 carat blue diamond and 11 carat white diamond. In addition there’s 163 carat diamond surrounded by white and yellow, to bring the total to 201 carats of diamonds as the name of the watch. It’s beautiful design looks like crystals lining the inside wall. Chopard has truly created a recipe for success.
Of course, its $25 million price tag guarantees its place as the world’s most expensive watch for years to come.
Time may be precious, but is it priceless? With these watch you’d think so.