Who doesn’t like lavish watches? The craze and desire for luxe-looking and complication-heavy mechanical watches is unfathomable. And for this very reason, we, at Kapoor Watch Co. have put together a brief list of the 5 most extravagant watches that you will ever lay your eyes upon. Take a look!
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – USD 55 Million
The title of the most expensive luxury watch ever created is still held by the Graff Diamonds Hallucination timepiece. The watch is expensive and we all know this. What makes it special, however, is the sheer brilliance that oozes out of the luxury timepiece. Opulent, luxe, whatever you deem fit as an adjective for this timepiece will eventually fall short for what it actually is. The watch comes fitted into a platinum bracelet and is built out of 110 carats of rare coloured diamonds of distinct finishes and cuts.
The Hallucination is a timepiece that pushes the limits of Haute Horlogerie to its very end and then some more. This once in a generation and eccentric statement-timepiece is truly unique in every way imaginable.
2. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette – USD 30 Million
The world luxury watchmaking cannot be complete without pocket watches. These fascinating little things have had a major role to play in the early days of the watchmaking business. Today, although they have been reduced to mere collectible items, it doesn’t mean that they have lost their charm as well.
Enter, the Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette pocket watch. Encased in a gold case, displaying the intricacies of mechanical watchmaking at its very best, the gorgeous-looking pocket watch breaks all convention in terms of beauty and aesthetics. The timepiece was allegedly commissioned by the French queen, Marie Antoinette’s ex-lover. Good old fashioned drama, right?
The ground work for the timepiece was laid down in 1782 and it took almost 40 years to complete the watch. The watch saw the light for the first time in 1827 and the resultant product was nothing short of a spectacle of design and watch mechanics.
3. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – USD 26 Million
The story of the 101 Joaillerie collection from Jaeger LeCoultre is an intriguing one. The collection is home to watches that are particularly evocative for the ladies. The collection entails a never-ending tale of watchmaking grandiose meeting the art of jewellery making. The story dates back to 1929 when the smallest mechanical movement in the world was created, made entirely at the Grande Maison of the Vallée de Joux.
This watch in particular, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette, is customisable to put on display up to 576 diamonds along with a sapphire dial. The Joaillerie 101 Manchette was gifted to the Queen of England, Elizabeth II in order to celebrate her 60th year on the throne.
4. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – USD 24 Million
A list of the most expensive watches ever created and we do not mention Patek Philippe? That is simply impossible. The most expensive watch created by Patek Philippe is the Henry Graves Supercomplication. The exuberant and larger than life timepiece was named after a wealthy American banker for whom it was made.
This complicated yet beautiful watch consists of a total of 24 high-end complications including a perpetual calendar, sunrise and sunset times, and last but not least, a celestial chart. The watch also has a minute repeater with Westminster Chimes. How amazing is that?
5. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch – USD 18 Million
Sometimes, the answers to the most mysterious questions in life are in the name. In this particular case, it is pretty self-explanatory why this timepiece has been included in this list. Ladies and gentlemen, the Billionaire Watch by Jacob & Co.
The timepiece is built out of 260-carat emerald cut diamonds. That fact alone should be enough for this timepiece to be hot seller in the market. the gorgeous as well as stylish skeleton dial is a fantastic representation of Jacob & Co.’s rebellious and bold approach to their artform.