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Top 10 Most Expensive Watches in 2021

How much do you like to wear a decent watch? Do these price tags ever surprise you? Read about the most expensive watches ever made.

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Most of us would like to own a decent watch. But not all types of watches are affordable to us. A watch is not a mere piece of jewellery. It has various purposes according to various people. Some wear a watch for the purpose of knowing the time which the watch was invented for but some wear a watch to make a statement. Their watch is a perfect example for their wealth and social status. Here are the top 10 most expensive watches in the last year.

10. Patek Philippe Stainless Steel ref. 1518 – $12 million

The 10th place in the list goes to one of the expensive watch makers in the world Patek Philippe. First introduced in 1941 Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Ref. 1518 is part of a limited edition four piece series. Unlike many watches that are made of gold or silver this particular watch is made of high grade stainless steel, which you might wonder why it has such a price tag. It is because it is rare to find luxury watches in this material.

09. Jacob & Co. Billionaire – $18 million

The 9th place in our list goes to Jacob & Co. Billionaire. With the price tag of $18 million the watch is decorated with 75 white diamonds (34.14 cts), the inner ring is set with 76 white diamonds (2.49 cts), the bridges of the movement are set with 57 white diamonds (1.59 cts), while the crown is set with 1 rose-cut white diamond (1 cts). Both the front and the back are protected and covered by sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment.. The dial has a skeletal design to it which lets to see the movement. The watch was manufactured in 2015,

08. Rolex Paul Newman Daytona – $18.7 million

The 8th place in our list is not just an luxury watch It is a Hollywood memorabilia a Rolex Daytona, made in 1968. But since the American actor Paul Newman owned this luxury piece it was named after him, who is well known for his love of race car which is why the Paul Newman’s wife had it engraved “Drive Carefully”. It was sold to the highest bidder in 2017 at an auction in New York

07. Chopard 201 – carat – $25 million

The 7th place in our list belongs to a gorgeous watch bedazzled with jewels. This beautiful watch has 201 carat gems attached hence the name. And in the middle of them there is a small dial and the base to the watch is finished with white gold. The watch was made in 2000.

06. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $26 million

the 6th place in the list is a gold pocket watch by Patek Philippe. The watch was built in 1932 and it had taken 7 years to design and build the watch back in the time. It is one of the most expensive pocket watches in the world designed for the wealthy American banker Henry Graves. The dial of the watch has decorated with the view of the night sky viewed from the Graves’ home.

05. Jaeger LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette – $26 million

Manufactured in 2012 this gorgeous watch was created to be gifted to the queen Elizabeth II for her 60th anniversary of her reign. There are random pieces of polished diamonds and middle of them there is a camouflaged small dial. The miniature 101 calibre movement is known to be one of the smallest in the world.

04. Breguet Grande Complication Marie Antoinette – $30 million

The fourth place in our list is Breguet Grande Complication Marie Antoinette which has many legends. According to one source the watch was created for the French queen Marie Antoinette by a secret admirer of the queen. But the watch took 44 years to make and finished after 34 years of the queen’s death. The pocket watch has every watch function known to man by that time including clock, celestial time, perpetual calendar, minute repeater, thermometer, chronograph and automatic winding. The watch was encased in gold and used platinum, rubies and sapphires in making.

03. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 – $31 million

The third place of this list is won by Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010. The timeless masterpiece was made in 2019 and its specialty is that it has two dials, one on the front and one on the back. The watch was auctioned in 2019 for CHF 31 million (33 million USD).

Read about 12 most expensive items sold at auctions

02. Graff Diamond – The Fascination – $40 million

The second most expensive watch in the world is made by Gaff Diamonds, one of the most popular diamond jeweller. It consists of 152.96 carats of white diamonds and a 38-carat pear-shaped diamond dial in the middle. The dial alone can be worn as a separate ring.

01. Graff Diamonds Hallucinations – $55 million

The most expensive watch in the world is Graff Diamonds Hallucination. It is made with different colour diamonds in different sizes set into a platinum bracelet. The watch looks more like a diamond bracelet but there is a small dial in the middle of all these sparkling gems.

As you can see most of these watches are not just expensive but also limited editions by maker or by another reason, which makes it even harder to buy them even if you were able to afford the price. Most of these unveil at auctions in which they are sold to even higher prices. And the new owners are highly unlikely to sell them once they get their hands on them.

How impressed are you with these watches? I wonder what 2022 has to offer for this list of course.

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