For those who love luxury chronographs, there are the ones which are the most expensive watches on Earth. For the opulent, the cost of owning one of these incredible watches is more than worth it when compared to the joy and status that it offers. What follows are the most expensive watches available today, each with a price well over a million dollars.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
The most expensive watch in all the world at a striking $11 million, this two-faced gold pocket watch was commissioned back in 1927 by Henry Graves Jr. The purpose of the design was to create the most complicated watch on Earth and after four years and it arguably succeeded. Expected to fetch $5 million at auction, it surprised virtually everyone when it went for over $11 million.
Patek Philippe Caliber 89 Pocket Watch
At just $6 million, this version seems a far cry from the Supercomplication that came before it. Still, at 33 complications when constructed in 1989, it does hold the title of the most complicated watch on Earth. It took five years of research and four years of manufacturing to make this watch with its 1,728 components crafted from the best materials, and it provides a myriad of functions as well, including a temperature display.
Patek Philippe 1943 Watch 1527
At $5.5 million, this is the most expensive wristwatch ever made. Complete with a 18K gold case, this timepiece offers a perpetual calendar, chronograph, and moon display which helps denote its value and brilliance. Its current price was set at an auction in Geneva in 2010, so no doubt it will only increase in value as the most expensive wristwatch ever made.
Breguet & Fils, Paris, 2667
Created by the Swatch Group, the Swiss luxury watchmaker Breguet has been around since 1775 and this 18K gold pocket watch represents the best, most luxurious pocket watch the company offers. With two movements, it was quite the timepiece back in 1814 when it sold for 5,000 francs. Today, the price is roughly $4.7 million thanks to its overall quality and longevity as one of the most impressive pockets watches ever made. It is still highly desired, and its craftsmanship speaks volumes despite its age.
Louis Moinet Meteoris
At $4.6 million, this is the second-most expensive wristwatch ever made. Its impressive design and unique materials make it one of the most desired watches on the planet. With collaboration from Luc Labenne, this watch was crafted using pieces from a meteor that came from Mars along with an asteroid from our solar system. The watch displays a complete planetarium that shows the solar system which provided the materials for its creation. It is also a superb watch that is desired by those who can afford it as one of the best.
These expensive watches are the ultimate example of luxury chronographs in the world. The craftsmanship, materials, and elegant design speak volumes but are surpassed by the pride of owning such devices.