Have you ever been browsing in a jeweler, and found the watch of your dreams, only to be utterly shocked by the six-figure price tag? In most people’s minds, that would probably count as an expensive watch, however, there are certain luxury brands that cost well over £1 million. Below, we’re going to look at five of the world’s most expensive watches (we can dream, can’t we?).
1. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile
First on our list, the Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile was released as a very limited edition range – there are only seven of its kind ever made – making it also really quite a rarity. Produced to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the brand, this little beauty comes in at a whopping $1,538,160. However, there’s more to it than just looks; rather impressively, it has two faces to allow for its numerous displays, which include a perpetual calender, second time zone, and a sunset time indicator (which could come in handy if you’re got a touch of the romantic in you). This watch is possibly the most complex of the timepieces on this list.
2. The Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1
First introduced at the 2013 SIHH, The Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 swiftly moved up the rankings of the most expensive watches ever produced, and will set you back approximately $1.6 million). The feature that really sets this watch apart is the nanosculpture in the crown, created by well-known artist Willard Wigan. This delightful timepiece also boasts an inclined tourbillon, giving it an edgy and unique look.
3. The Richard Mille RM 56-01
Featuring a distinctive, all-sapphire glass case, The Richard Mille RM 56-01 is perhaps one of the most unique-looking watches on this list, and also made it’s debut at SIHH 2013. The RM 56-01 will currently make a devastating $1.85 million-sized hole in your bank account, which is quite rare for this particular brand – Richard Mille watches usually come with a six-figure price tag.
4. Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire
Despite the RM 56-01 being quite rare for the brand, Richard Mille decided to upp their game at SIHH 2014, by launching the RM 56-02 Sapphire. It features the same tripartite sapphire case from the RM 56-01, along with a new revolutionary ‘cabled movement’ coined by the brand, any watch enthusiast would be proud to have this in their collection. Richard Mille’s most expensive watch yet, the RM 56-02 Sapphire will set you back a staggering $2,020,000.
5. The A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
We’ve finally made it to the end of our list, and topping the world’s most expensive watches is the following offering from German luxury brand A. Lange & Söhne. The A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication, – also debuted at SIHH 2013 – currently costs a jaw-dropping $2,497,000). This charming watch features a perpetual calendar complete with moon-phase display, a grand sonnerie and petite sonnerie, along with a monopusher chronograph that has the function to measure split-seconds and jumping seconds – and a minute repeater!