People have different hobbies, some like to collect stamps, stickers or baseball cards. Others like to fix old cars. Some enthusiasts even like collecting watches.
We’ve rounded up a list of some of the coolest watches that were made on the planet. Watches that every “collector” would love as a part of his ensemble if they can afford it that is.
These luxury watches are near priceless, one of a kind mechanical marvels that cost more than your home and your car combined.
While you might not be able to afford them (yet? keep working on that dream), there should be no reason for you not to appreciate some fine piece of work. Let’s take a look at some of the most expensive watches on the planet.
The Patek Caliber 89 – $5,120,000
Worth a whopping $5.12 million the Patek Caliber is truly in a class of its own. It is the most complicated watch ever built by Patek Philippe and for 25 years was the most complicated watch in the world. Only 4 versions of the watch were ever built.
Yellow gold, white gold, pink gold and platinum. If you’d be willing to part with your house, your car, sell all your remaining assets, maybe, just maybe you could have a chance of owning one of these.
Split Seconds Patek Philipp Reference 1436 By Tiffany & Co. – $214,000
Although not as ridiculously priced as the Patek Caliber, the Split Seconds watch by Patek Philippe will still set you back $214,000.
Not a small sum for a watch. It’s not just a good looker, it’s functional as well with the ability to track split-second timings for two different events.
You also get the names of Tiffany & Co. and Patek Philippe on the same watch, no wonder it costs an arm and a leg.
Patek Philippe Ref 5016P – $762,000
While a new Lamborghini could set you back about $250,000 this Patek Philippe would only cost about three times that.
The P references the platinum that went into making the case and bezels of the watch. It comes with a scratch resistant crystal sapphire glass. It’s not just another pretty looking watch, it has a whole ton of features that you’d love.
Calander tracking, moon phase tracking. It’s a pretty amazing watch, but for $762,000, it should have at least recite Shakespeare. Only the second most complicated watch in history after another Patek pocket watch creation.
Breguet Marie Antoinette – (Priceless)
Designed by Breguet himself this watch has more than 832 moving pieces. It has every feature conceivable in a watch and maybe if they had the technology Breguet would have included messaging as well.
While the original was lost, Swatch (the company that acquired Breguet) reproduced it from the original design, but refuse to sell it even though they’ve received offer upwards of several million.
Jaegar-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 1 – $400,000
What is a gyrotourbillon and why does it cost $400,000? Well, think of it as an anti-gravity device. A tourbillon is literally that.
The Jaegar-LeCoultre has two tourbillons built into the watch to prevent gravity from affecting the accuracy of the time. Talk about a stickler for time, eh?
Rolex Submariner – $234,000
A list of luxury watches seems amiss without the mention of Rolex. This particular time-piece that sold for $234,000 belonged to none other than Steve McQueen.
A badass watch for a badass person. This self-winding, submersible, stainless steel bracelet watch would take your style quotient up several notches.
Vacheron Tour de l’lle – $ 1,250,000
The oldest watch manufacturer in existence comes with prestige and honour. This is one of the most complicated watches ever built. It has two faces, tourbillon as well as a host of other features you would expect in a watch of this price.
AP Royal Oak Grande Complication – $560,000
Audemars Piquet’s Royal Oak Grande blends complications with simplicity. They’ve designed features into this watch that can be used with an intrinsic fluidity.
You won’t have to spend hours pouring over the instruction manual to get the watch working as it should. Sleek design with a classy look, you’ll only need $560,000 to add this excellent timepiece to your collection.
You’d definitely want to add this watch to your collection if you have half a million to spare.
Richard Mille Tourbillon – $525,000
Priced at just over half a million you get the design aesthetics from a master at work. Made with an aluminum, titanium body this watch could stop a bullet (although we don’t recommend you try it).
A see-through body gives you a view of the complicated machinery inside which just adds to the cool quotient.
Ulysse Nardin Triplejack Minute Repeater – $340,000
The watch face has a carved design that looks like it could uncover some dark secrets from the past. So what if it cost’s more than most Lamborghini’s?
Filled to the brim with style cues from the past the Ulysse Nardin Triplejack is definitely one of the collection.
Now that you’ve had a glimpse into some of the most expensive watches in the world, which one would you buy?
These time-pieces are not for everyone, but we can dream. Let us know in the comments below which is your dream watch. If it’s not on the list, let us know which one should have been.