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Top 5 Luxury Watches worth over $1 million

by Michael Weare
10 September, 2012
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com


This article was written and contributed by journalist Simon Lazarus, a published writer in several key markets including the UK, Europe and the US.

So you want to spend a ridiculous amount of money on a watch when you know in your heart of hearts that your iPhone or your Casio G-Shock will keep perfectly good time. But of course it’s not just about telling the time, you want to stun people with the equivalent of a luxury London house perched discreetly on your wrist.  Fortunately, several watch manufacturers have catered to your whim, so if you have millions in disposable dollars, why not go large and indulge in one of the priciest pieces in the world.

The Rolex Chopard 201-carat is a real work of art thanks to its oversized heart shaped design that contains more than 800 diamonds. This is set around a stunning flower motif encrusted with several materials including white and yellow gold. Certainly something to impress the new girlfriend.

But if you are looking to upgrade your own watch or you are just a little curious about what a few million dollars can buy you these days, then check out some of the unique creations below.

1. Hublot Black Caviar Bang

Price: $1 million

Hublot Black Caviar Big Bang

Black diamonds are the order of the day for this incredible $1m Hublot model. Enhanced by a white gold case made out of 18 carat gold, you can spend your spare time counting a mind blowing 544 diamonds. This amounts to more than 34 carats! The Hublot million dollar Black Caviar Bang  watch has already won a host of awards featuring the Grand Prix de Genève Jewellery Watch prize.

2.Vacheron Constantin Tour de L’ile

Price: $1.5 million

Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile

Considered to be one of the most intricate double faced watches to have ever been made, the Vacheron Constantin Tour de L’ile contains more than a whopping 800 individual parts. Highlights of this bespoke timepiece include 2 times zones, a planetary indicator as well as a permanent calendar setting. The Vacheron Constantin is so exclusive that there have only been 7 produced making it almost impossible to track down.

3. Piaget Emperador Temple

Price: $3.3 million

Piaget Emperador Temple

This creation from Piaget should comfortably out-bling anyone in the room. The Piaget’s Emperador Temple watch provides a two in one style that features one face hidden in another case complete with an incredible 481 brilliant cut diamonds and more than 200 baguette cut diamonds. Gaze in awe at the lavish mother of pearl dial that offers around 160 diamonds and 11 baguette diamonds.

 

4. Patek Phillipe Henry Graves Pocket Watch

Price: $11 million

Patek Philippe Henry Graves Pocket Watch

If pocket watches are more your style then take a look at this elegant solution to cramming more complications than any other watch  from master watchmakers Patek Phillipe. This holds the honour of being one of the most expensive watches to be sold at auction. And you can see precisely why this broke the 10 million dollar mark. Specifically designed for banker Henry Graves Jr. back in the early 1930’s, this masterpiece actually took 5 painstaking years to build. Highlight complications include a personalised night time sky chart across New York with the stars and Milky Way galaxy not to mention a minute repeater that echoes the precise tones of London’s iconic Big Ben.

5. Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4

Price: $2.7 million

Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4

A real gem of a watch, this beautiful Franck Muller conception evokes glamour. It consists of 1,483 different components and has a wealth of complications such as 3 individual time zones, a 999 year perpetual calendar, and with its grand and small Westminster chime striking-work, the only watch available on the market with a tourbillon visible on the dial. It can only be purchased in New York or Geneva.

 

 

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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