How does it feel like to wear a watch that is more expensive than an Aston Martin? When and how to wear a watch that costs over £22 million? Welcome to the world's most expensive watch brands.
Rolex, Tissot, Patek Philippe, Omega, Girard-Perregaux, Ebel, Messrs Vacheron and Breguet among many others were founded in Switzerland. However, the art of keeping time as precisely as possible, has a price. Design, use of good materials, testing, watch movements, expensive suppliers and low production are some of the facts that differentiate an expensive brand from an overpriced one.
One of the most expensive of the ‘Maison de Haute Horlogerie’. Usually referred to as the ‘Master of Complications’, the brand has developed a 1000-year calendar complication for watches. Samuel L. Jackson proudly wears one in The Man (2005) starring as Derrick Vann. A Frank Muller watch can easily cost over £ 1.9 million, and is one of the most popular brands in Japan.
A specialist in luxury goods market since 1874, the brand is known to have developed the thinnest mechanical watch in 1957. Ryan Reynolds is the international ambassador of the brand. The Piaget Emperador Temple is set with over 1,200 diamonds and costs over £2.6 million.
Created the most famous clock ‘Napoleon Bonaparte’ in 1806. This clock displays the different phases of the moon by means of an ivory ball. Today the Louis Moinet Meteoris depicts the solar system in a very fashion way and all these in a wristwatch which costs nearly £3.8 million.
The second place of our top five most expensive watch brands. The brand exists since May 1, 1839 and has always produced what experts call, ‘…the finest timepieces in the world’. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been spotted on several occasions wearing Patek Phillipe Golden Ellipse wristwatch. The list of celebrities wearing the brand is exhaustive; Brad Pitt, David Beckham, Vladimir Puttin, Nicolas Sarkosy to name some of them. The Patek Phillipe Supercomplication pocket watch was sold at £19 million in auction.
Our top one most expensive watch brand is, Chopard. Founded in 1860, the brand recorded a revenue of £657 million in 2013. The most impressive and grandiose in its category. Elton John and Kim Kardashian are among the celebrities seen with a Chopard wristwatch. The 201-Carat Chopard costs £21 million and made with pink, blue, yellow and white diamonds.
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