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The Worlds Most Expensive Watches: Is It Really Rolex?

Most people are incredibly proud to say they have a Rolex. Why? Because these tend to be considered the most expensive watch out there, making it a huge flex to say that you own a Rolex.

However, while it's true that Rolex is one of the more expensive watch brands, is it the most expensive watch ever? We're not so sure.

If you're interested in learning more about some of the most expensive watches, keep reading. Here's a quick guide to several of the most expensive watches in the world.

The Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile

The Vacheron Constantin Tour de I'Ile is a gorgeous watch that was first released in Switzerland in 2005. It's a watch that currently retails for $1.5 million, making it a watch that only the most glamorous customers can afford.

On top of that, this watch was crafted to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Vacheron Constantin manufacturing company. To make the watch that much more special, the company only created seven of its kind.

If you want to get your hands on this watch, you may have to do some hunting. Since there are only a few available, you may end up paying more than its original $1.5 million value.

The Lange & Söhne Grand Complication – $2.5 Million

Next up is the Lange & Söhne Grand Complication, which is the most expensive watch offered by Lange & Söhne today.

This watch was released in 2013 with a hefty price tag of 2.5 million dollars. It's a highly complicated watch that boasts 876 different moving pieces, all kept safe in a beautiful, expensive gold casing.

If you choose to wear this watch, you'll get to enjoy a grande and petite sonnerie, a split-second chronograph, and a moon phase calendar.

The Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4

The next most expensive watch you can find would have to be the Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4. This is the most complicated wristwatch globally and is made up of a whopping 1483 moving parts.

On top of that, this watch has a renewable calendar. The calendar can be adjusted every 1000 years if you live that long. Just remember, purchasing this watch will set you back $2.7 million, so it's up to you to decide if it's worth the investment.

The Patek Philippe 1928 Single Button Chronograph – $3.6 Million

Eric Clapton is a famous guitarist who has an affinity for watches. That might be why he chose to purchase this gorgeous Patek Philippe 1928 Single Button Chronograph watch for $3.6 million!

This watch is nearly 100 years old and has 28 different jewels lining its 18kt white gold face. Plus, it has a unique dial that tells you what the various moon phases are.

The Patek Philippe 5004T

The Patek Phillippe 5004T is a watch that was created to be auctioned. It has a sporty look and is made out of pure titanium.

Even though this watch is quite simple looking, it's incredibly luxurious. There was quite a bidding war when this device was released. It ended up being sold for $3.9 million.

The Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino

While it's true that Rolex watches aren't the only expensive watches, they certainly can be! Only four Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino units were ever made, making it extremely rare.

The watch has a gorgeous white hue on its dials and has a stainless steel casing. If you love celebrities, you'll be delighted to know that this watch was once the property of Eric Clapton himself! When put on auction, it sold to an anonymous bidder for $4.9 million!

The Breguet Antique Number 2667

The Breguet Antique Number 2667 is a unique watch because it's a pocket watch. Rather than wearing it on your wrist, you can rock this classic pocket watch with any fancy outfit.

The watch is made out of two oscillating bodies that are housed in 18kt gold. This watch will cost you a pretty penny, however, selling for $4.5 million.

The Louis Moinet Meteoris

This is an extremely rare watch that contains a piece of certified moon rock. Only four of its kind were ever created, making it an extra unique watch to have in your collection.

This watch has expert mechanics that have drawn watch lovers to it for years. However, if you want to get your hands on this device, you're looking at paying $4.6 million.

The Hublot Big Bang Diamond

On his 43rd birthday, Jay-Z received the stunning Hublot Big Bang Diamond watch from Beyonce as a gift for his 43rd birthday. Nice gift, right? This watch was designed by a special New York City Jeweler who created exquisite looks for decades.

The watch costs $5 million, thanks to its luxurious look. It features 1280 3kt diamonds that were all hand-cut specifically for this device.

The Patek Philippe Calibre 89

Another pocket watch that can't be missed is the Patek Philippe Calibre 89. This watch was created in 1989 and was designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Patek Philippe brand.

This watch is extremely heavy, weighing a little over a kilogram. It includes 24 hands, 33 complications, and 1,728 components. For anyone wanting a glamorous pocket watch, it'll only cost you $5.5 million to be the owner of this device.

The Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel

If you're wanting a simple Patek Philippe Watch, Ref. 1518 is a great choice. This watch is made out of high-quality stainless steel and sold for $11 million.

What makes this watch unique is that it's the only Patek watch that is made of steel. Plus, it has a perpetual calendar, making it a fun addition to your watch collection.

The Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch

Anyone who loves emerald-cut diamonds will delight in the Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch. This watch has 260kt diamonds in it that are cut in a gorgeous emerald style. It's worth $18 million because of that.

Its watch face has a skeleton style with a unique design. It's made to look like a watch that will mark you like a billionaire, showing off the innovation of the Jacob & Co. brand.

The Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication

Patek Philippe has appeared on this list a few times. However, their most expensive watch is the Henry Graves Supercomplication. This watch was commissioned by a famous American banker, Henry Graves.

The watch includes Westminster Chimes, a celestial chart, sunrise and sunset times, a perpetual calendar, and 24 different complications. It is valued at $24 million.

The Chopard 201-Carat Watch

The Chopard 201-Carat watch is one of the most expensive watches in the world. It currently retails for $25 million.

The watch is inset with a 15kt pink diamond, an 11kt white diamond, and a 12kt blue diamond. Plus, white and yellow diamonds amounting to 163 are also set into the watch, making it a genuinely bedazzling work of art.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette

They say diamonds are a girl's best friend, which certainly seems true for Queen Elizabeth II. She was gifted the gorgeous Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette containing 576 different diamonds and a dial made of sapphire.

The gift was meant to commemorate 60 years of her reign over England. It has a stunning silver watch face with a beautifully bejeweled dial. If you're willing to pay $26 million, this watch can be yours!

The Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette

If you want a piece of history on your wrist, be sure to check out this $30 million watch. This watch is encased in gold and is rumored to have been a gift to the famous French queen Marie-Antoinette.

The watchmaker began working on this watch in 1782, but it wasn't until 40 years later, in 1827, when it was finally completed. The intriguing part about this watch is that Marie-Antoinette was executed before she ever got to wear it!

The Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 Million

The world's most expensive luxury watch is the Graaff Diamonds Hallucination. This stunning watch is made out of 110 carats of diamonds that come in various colors, cuts, and finishes.

The band of the watch is made of pure platinum, which also drives up the price tag. If you want to purchase this watch, you're looking at paying $55 million in total.

Know All About the Most Expensive Watches

As you can see, there are plenty of different expensive watches out there. And, a Rolex isn't necessarily the priciest watch on the list!

Knowing a few of the world's most expensive watches will help you choose the perfect glamorous watch for yourself. Or, it will help you know whether your current watch is of value at all.

Speaking of that, if you've got an old watch on your hands that you want to get rid of, the team at American Gold & Diamond Buyers can help! Give us a call, and we'll get your unwanted watch off your hands!

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