Published on October 3rd, 2007 | by James Smythe0
World’s Most Expensive Watches
After my post about the 24 Karot Mac Book Pro I feel the need for some more Bling. I personally love watches, when I finally become a a billionaire I will most likely collect them, however I despise over the top jewelry I think all these Footballers and Celebrities wearing diamond encrusted watches look like d**ks. Anyway despite my feelings towards celebrities fashion choices here is a list of some of the the worlds most expensive watches.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile
Parmigiani Fleurier Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph
Blancpain Grande Complication
Girard-Perregaux Opera One
Breguet Double Tourbillon
Touted as the world’s most complex watch ever made, Vacheron Costantin’s Tour de l’Ile was designed in 2005 as 250th anniversary collectible piece. This 834-part watch took over 10,000 man-hours to create and features an 18-carat silvered gold dial with a hand-sewn alligator leather band and pink gold buckle.
This watch won’t be available until early 2008, but it’s worth the wait. O
nly three will be made. Each will incorporate a platinum case and complications that include a minute repeater, tourbillon and chronograph, as well as a cathedral chime with which you can ring in the New Year.
This winding wristwatch features traditional complications such as minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph, tourbillon, perpetual calendar, moon phase and an automatic winding mechanism. The sleek black crocodile wristband pulls it all together.
This platinum timepiece features an alligator band and posseses a “Westminster” minute repeater and tourbillon with three gold bridges, manual winding, 75-hour power reserve and a see-through backing. If $495,000 just barely surpasses your budget, the rose gold version retails for a slightly more affordable $450,000.
This grand complication, double-tourbillon watch with a 95% pure platinum case is hand-engraved with an image of the solar system. The blued-steel Breguet hands are wound manually.