What Are The Most Expensive Watches In The World?
They say the time spent is always priceless. But it comes to putting a price on time keepers; you can expect numbers to go literally through the astronomical roof. But what really makes these watches the most expensive gadgets in the market?
The reasons can vary, with each choice. Some of the choices also have unparalleled designs and craftsmanship putting the price on them. They can be covered in exquisite gemstones or precious stones. They can be even crafted for royalty.
Given below is the list of the most expensive watches in the market:
HYT: What makes the H2 the most expensive watch in the market? For one, it costs about $179,000. And with only 50 pieces in the market, you can expect the price to increase higher. However, it is the hydromechanics that puts it in the spotlight. There isn’t a single haute horologist comes as close to innovating like HYT. The team of HYT has teamed up with the team of Audemars Piguet’s watches, to manufacture this movement. The result? A steampunk like vide that comes with bellows and raw mechanics on a full display, through the open worked dial. It still retains a bit of old class charm, with its traditional enamel dial time display, in the second quadrant of the timepiece. But this isn’t the brands only expensive watch. The H3 comes at a price of $290,000, with only 25 pieces available in the market.
Hautlence: Standing as a brand ambassador for Hautlence, is former Manchester United player Eric Cantona, who is also designed the Vortex Primary. This watch belongs to the brand’s Concept d’Exception collection, where the cheapest watch is priced at $150,000, whereas a bespoke commissioned piece can retail for up to half-a-million dollars. With a price of $190,000, it does make it to the most expensive watch list. It is only limited to 18 timepieces. But each of these pieces contains an imprint of Cantona’s fingerprint on the case back.
Greubel Forsey: When talking about the brand’s cheapest watch, the price is at $150,000. So it comes as no surprise when the new Double Balancier timepiece costs an unbelievable $350,000. Of course you can expect the price to match its watching making chops, which is of the highest order. After all, it took it eight years for this watch to transform concept into production. In fact, the watch won the Aiguille d’Or at the annual Grand Prix d’horlogerie de Geneve. This is the top prize for the best overall watch at the Oscars of the watchmaking world. In fact, it won the award in 2010 and 2015. It comes with a 3D dial, which holds two balance wheels and over 285 components. And with only 33 pieces available, it is truly a gift to own one.