Ever since the 16th century when they were first introduced, wristwatches have become an essential accessory and even a fashion statement for both men and women. Every man should wear a watch. Not only is it an essential accessory to a real man, it also shows that a man values his and other people’s time.
It’s a well-known fact that high-end mechanical watches can be very expensive. Beyond the fact that the brands are highly popular, they also include extremely complicated mechanisms, precious metals and overall beautiful design work. Today we’ll take a look at the world’s most expensive watches, featuring the finest materials, extremely delicate mechanisms and high grade gemstones.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile
The Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile was produced in 2005 to commemorate the Swiss watchmaker’s 250thanniversary. This 18k timepiece sold for $1.5 million USD. The amount is contributed to by the fantastic inscribed gold case with the dual display that enables it to showcase many of its displays such as a second-time-zone, calendar, and a sunset indicator. It is one of the most complicated luxury watches with 16 complications. It has 834 parts and takes over 10,000 hours to be produced.
Hublot Big Bang Diamond
Among the newer luxury watch creators out there, Hublot was founded by Italian watchmaker Carlo Crocco in 1980. The “Big Bang” series of watches has become one of his most successful. If you appreciate bling and have a spare $5 million, you may want to consider purchasing a diamond replica Hublot uk Big Bang watch. Featuring 1280 diamonds with at least three carats each, this glitzy timepiece is a lesson in luxury. Every stone on the watch was even cut by the same New York jeweller with over 40 years experience to ensure they each bear the same cut signature.
Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universelles Ref. 2523
Patek Philippe is one of very few Swiss luxury watch manufacturers left, where the luxury timepieces are handmade in accordance with the old and venerable Swiss tradition of watchmaking. The name of Patek Philippe is probably familiar to you if you like fine watches and jewelry. This watch with a 18 karat gold case, polychrome and enamel dial, featuring a diagram of North America and plenty of time zones was auctioned for $2.9 million.