Most expensive watches ever auctioned
Watches in earlier times, were only considered to be an instrument of telling the time. However, as per the changing trend and modernization, people have started treating this simple instrument as a sophisticated gadget to showcase their high standard of living. And now all the simple watches have been replaced with that of amazing smartwatches.
There is an immensely huge variety of watches available in the market ranging from few hundred dollars to $26 millions. You won’t really believe that there are watches that are ever more costly than an ordinary house or a classy car. Accordingly, there are millions of people who are readily available to invest their dollars on this status symbol antique timepieces. Therefore, in this post, we have enlisted the 5 most expensive watches ever auctioned:
Chopard 210 karat: Price – $26 million
Chopard 210 karat is a brilliantly crafted masterpiece that is considered to be a style icon for all the watch lovers. It has been embellished with 201 karats of colored diamonds and hence is the most expensive watch in the world. It is nothing less than any spectacular bracelet and thus considered to be the perfect blend of fabulous jewelry as well as a timepiece.
Patek Philippe Super Complication: Price – $11 million
This antique piece is the second most costly watch in the world. However, is considered to be the most expensive watch ever sold at an auction. It is a very complicated timepiece that is being crafted by Patel Philippe for banker Henry Graves in 1993. It is an amazing pocket watch made up of 18-karat gold.
Patek Philippe Platinum World Time: Price – $8 million
Another amazingly unique creation of Patek Philippe is “Patek Philippe Platinum World Time”. In an auction in 2002, it was being sold for over $4 million. Till 2002, it was again the first most expensive piece that was sold in auction in the world. The uniqueness of this timepiece lies in its captivating design. After a great demand, it is now available with wide range of gold and platinum versions.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle: Price – $5 million
The Tour de I’lle is among the most complicated wristwatches around the world. Swiss manufacturer Vacheron Constantin has designed this masterpiece having a stupendous blue sapphire non-reflective glass. It has two sides, and that is what makes it unique.
Breguet & Fils chronograph with Two Movements: Price – $4.7 million
This amazing creation is the first pocket watches featuring two movement till the 19th-century. It was sold at a Christie’s auction in Geneva for a solid $4.7 million (approx ₹30 crore).
After going through this post, you must have understood the reason behind these watches being the expensive ones. The main reason basically lies in there uniqueness as well as embellishments that all are touching the sky as far as pricing is considered. These all can be considered as the marvelous results of an extraordinary craftsmanship.