If you have a bit of spare cash at your disposal you might be tempted to buy a nice watch. The nice thing about this type of purchase is that it not only looks elegant but it also has a practical value. Here are some of the most expensive watches available so that you can really buy the best. Of course, most of us will only ever dream of wearing these watches, but there is no harm in wishing.
Parmigiani Kalpa XL Tourbillon £97,000
A lot of love and attention goes into creating one of these quality watches. They are from a different world than the massed produced items we see a lot of today. Just one of these watches takes 400 hours to make – that’s about 40 days if the craftsperson is putting in 10 hours a day. With so much effort going into these watches you know that you are going to end up with something really special.
The Hublot Tourbillon Solo Bang £85,000
This is a bit cheaper than the Parmigiani Kalpa XL Tourbillon but you still get an exquisite chronograph that will have people admiring your wrist. With this watch you get to enjoy the comfort of the famous Hublot rubber strap. The watch itself is encased in platinum and it comes with a carbon dial. All in all, it is an impressive watch and well worth the money if you have it.
Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers £250,000
This watch is only meant to be worn by the top people in the world. If you have a few spare hundred thousand quid you will be able to join this band of ultra-important people. You don’t hear so much about this watch maker in the media; that is because they have no need to advertise. They are accepted as one of the top three watchmakers on the planet and they people who can afford these watches know the brand well. This is the watch worn by the Duke of Windsor and Napoleon Bonaparte.
Girard Perregaux Opera Three Musical Hours Watch £265,000
This is not only a stunningly attractive watch but it is also created with amazing engineering prowess. As the name suggests this is also a watch that plays music. While this might not sound so impressive it is the engineering behind the music that really deserves admiration. You also never have to worry about winding this watch as it is self-winding – and just in case there are problems the watch also comes with 50 hours of reserve power,
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002 P £1,000,000
This is the most expensive watch available to buy at the moment. Wearing a one million pound watch is sure to make you feel special and you can expect a lot of envious looks. This watch has almost 900 individual parts and some of these are so small that they can only be viewed through a microscope. The watch is created using the top chronograph makers in the world and to just make one watch takes a lot of time and effort. The strap is black crocodile leather and the watch also has other quality materials such as sapphire crystal. There simply is no other watch that is as wonderful as this one. If you really want this watch you will need to wait – they are produced to order and there are a few people waiting.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Complication £500,000
Although this watch is half the price of the Patek Philippe it is still well worth a look. This chronograph might not cost a million pound but it certainly looks as if it should. It comes with a 52 jewel movement so you know that it is always going to be reliable. The case of this watch is 18 carat gold so it will be impossible for people to mistake it for anything less than a top quality watch. It also comes with a perpetual calendar that never goes out of date.
So there you have just some of the most expensive watches on the planet. It might seem that this is a lot of money of money to pay for a watch, but most people consider it a good investment. With this type of watch the value can increase greatly over time. It is not like selling your average watch where you will only get a fraction back of the price you paid. With these watches they can double their value within a single lifetime. It is particularly likely to happen with a watch like the Patek Philippe where there are only ever a limited number of them ever made. This gives you the perfect excuse to buy a luxury watch like this. It doesn’t only have to be about your vanity – it could also be evidence that you are a savvy investor.