Watches are in trend from a long time. Along with seeing the time, people wear them as a fashion accessory as well as for their status quotient. There are many watchmakers all over the world creating the best watches for their clients. But there are a few watches, which are timeless examples of best work done on anything. Oozing with style, complexities, long work hours, years of work, these watches are the work of geniuses. So, without a doubt, they are as costly as one can imagine. Here is a look at 5 of the most expensive watches in the world:
Patek Philippe Reference 5016p ($762,000)
Another fine example of true genius is Patek Philippe Reference 5016P. With features like minute repetition and perpetual calendar, it is one of the most complicated works of Patek. It is so refine that if the moon-phase, retrograde behemoth and perpetual calendar are kept running, the watch will run accurately till 2100. The mechanism is adjusted to temperature and sapphire crystals are used at front and display back. With a solid platinum case, the watch is one of its kinds.
Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication ($800,000)
The watch was created when the computerized methods of watch making were not even in someoneâ€™s dreams. The working machine in it, which is made up of 740 handmade parts and components, makes it one of the most complicated wristwatches. Studded with a platinum dial, the watch looks sublime and the crocodile skin strap just adds to the finesse of it.
Vacheron Tour De Lâ€™ile ($1,250,000)
A masterpiece from the workplace of oldest watch manufacturer, Vacheron! Tour de Lâ€™ile has 11 hands, tourbillon, two faces (front and back) and 16 complications. Both the faces show a lot of different information which include a second time zone, 11 hands showing the various aspects of time, a dial which shows the time of the sunset and much more. Created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the manufacturing house, it is exactly the things one would think of to be made for such a special day.
Patek Philippe 5004T ($4,000,000)
Another masterpiece from the Patekâ€™s Manufacturing house is Patek Philippe 5004T. The watch is made up of Titanium, yup, you read correct. The dial of this watch is made of gold with bright red split second hand. It is a recreation of the original Patek 5004 and got a whopping sum of $4million in an auction in 2013. The masterpieces from Patek have always been crowdâ€™s favorite and this one proved so.
The Patek Caliber 89 ($5,120,000)
If the â€œBlancpainâ€ created one of the most complicated watches, The Patek Caliber 89 is THE most complicated watch on planet. The watch has 24 hands and it includes almost everything you can imagine, from a thermometer to a star chart. The watch is a result of 4 years of manufacturing process and five years of prior research. Created with 18 carat gold, and with a total of 1700+ components, the watch is a peak of an example for workmanship.