Here at Martins of Glasgow, we know how to appreciate (and repair) a beautiful, luxury timepiece. Here’s our list of seven of the most expensive watches in the world!
1. Parmigiani Fleurier Pocket Watch, $2.4 million
This pricey pocket watch has a minute repeater with cathedral gongs (it chimes to tell the time) and a perpetual calendar, so you’ll never have to ask what date it is. It’s so expensive because it’s made from white gold, enamel figures and diamonds. This pocket watch takes two years to manufacture, which adds to the price tag.
2. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 Grande Sonnerie Westminster Carillon, $2.7 million
This watch features 1,483 individual components. This intricate watch has now replaced the Patek Philippe Caliber 89, which previously held the title of the world’s most complicated watch.
3. Cartier Secret Watch with Phoenix Decor, $2.77 million
This one-of-a-kind Cartier watch that is shaped as a phoenix is created from 18-carat rhodium-plated white gold and set with emeralds, brilliant-cut diamonds and one pear-shaped diamond weighing 3.53 carats. More than 80 carats of diamond are used on this watch’s design.
4. Piaget Emperador Temple, $3.33 million
There are 481 brilliant-cut diamonds, 207 baguette-cut diamonds and an emerald-cut diamond on the top of the case. The dial is made of Polynesian mother-of-pearl and is set with 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 baguette-cut diamonds. The strap of the watch is set with 350 baguette-cut diamonds.
5. Calibre 89 Pocket Watch, $6 million
In 1989, Patek Philippe created the Calibre 89 Pocket Watch to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary. The piece includes no less than 1,728 components and took Patek Philippe five years of research and four years to manufacture. This watch also indicates the temperature!
6. Supercomplication, $11 million
This one does what it says on the tin. This super complicated Patek Phillippe watch cashes in at an astounding eleven million.
7. The 201-carat Chopard, $25 million
Wait, what? Twenty-five million dollars?! That’s right. This is the world’s most expensive watch, and it’s made of a 15-carat pink diamond, a 12-carat blue diamond and an 11-carat white diamond. They also used some white gold and some yellow gold, and, of course, 163 carats of smaller diamonds, coming to a total of 201 carats.
Here at Martins of Glasgow we understand that every watch, whether it be high street or high end, is an extremely valuable investment that you want to cherish for as long as possible. So, if you’re looking for Omega watch repairs please do not hesitate to contact us!