Top 10 Most Expensive Watches In The World

The luxury watch realm prizes artistry and heritage over functionality, offering pieces not found in regular stores or online outlets. Infamous for their steep prices, these timepieces embody exclusivity — like Princess Diana's priceless Cartier or Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona.

It is worth noting that Anant Ambani, the youngest child of Mukesh Ambani, owns one of the world’s most expensive watches. Known for his love for rare timepieces, he was recently spotted wearing a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, priced at over ₹18 crore. Yet, the world’s most expensive watch carries a price beyond imagination.

From diamond-encrusted wonders to mechanical marvels housing the genius of centuries-old horology, the journey through the world’s most opulent timepieces is nothing short of extraordinary.

Top 10 Most Expensive Watches in the World

  1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination

    Price: $55 Million (around ₹459 crore)



    Topping our list, the Hallucination by Graff Diamonds is not just a watch; it’s a kaleidoscope of the world’s rarest diamonds. It boasts a staggering array of 110-carat multi-coloured jewels. A testament to unparalleled luxury, this piece redefines the essence of a wristwatch, merging the pinnacle of jeweller’s art with the timeless quest for extravagance.
  2. Graff Diamonds Fascination

    Price: $40 Million (around ₹334 crore)



    Following closely, the Fascination, another masterpiece from Graff Diamonds, encapsulates the zenith of diamond craftsmanship. With 152.96 carats of white diamonds, this watch doubles as a mesmerizing bracelet or a ring, showcasing versatility in luxury.
  3. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime

    Price: $31 Million (around ₹259 crore)



    A symphony in horology, the Grandmaster Chime stands as a beacon of Patek Philippe’s heritage. Featuring a double-sided dial and an orchestra of chimes, it’s a tribute to the art of watchmaking, limited to an exclusive seven pieces worldwide.
  4. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette

    Price: $30 Million (around ₹250 crore)



    A piece as historic as it is valuable, this watch embodies the opulence of a bygone era, dedicated to the infamous French queen. It took 40 years to complete this poetic masterpiece, featuring 24 complications and the sophistication of 18th-century craftsmanship.
  5. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette

    Price: $26 Million (around ₹217 crore)



    Gifted to Queen Elizabeth II, this timepiece from Jaeger-LeCoultre combines 576 diamonds and 11 onyx gemstones. It also encases the world’s smallest mechanical movement in a bracelet of unmatched elegance.
  6. Chopard 201-Carat Watch

    Price: $25 Million (around ₹208 crore)



    A spectacle of brilliance, the Chopard 201-Carat Watch illuminates with 874 diamonds, revealing a timepiece beneath petals of heart-shaped gems. It’s a dazzling testament to Chopard’s legacy in both jewellery and watchmaking.
  7. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication

    Price: $24 Million (around ₹200 crore)



    Named after its commissioner, this Patek Philippe masterpiece is a compendium of horological complexity, featuring astronomical functions and craftsmanship that rivals the stars it mirrors.
  8. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch

    Price: $18 Million (around ₹150 crore)



    With 189 carats of diamonds, the Billionaire Watch is a testament to Jacob & Co.’s flair for combining opulent luxury with meticulous craftsmanship, ensuring its wearer’s status is unmistakably recognized.
  9. Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona

    Price: $17.6 Million (around ₹147 crore)



    A vintage icon, this Rolex Daytona became an emblem of Paul Newman’s legacy, known for its distinctive art-deco style and a love story that adds to its allure and value.
  10. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518

    Price: $11.1 Million (around ₹92 crore)



    Patek Philippe crafted this model from stainless steel, yet its design and historical significance in horology elevate it to one of the most coveted watches.

    The Patek Philippe’s Reference 1518 played a pivotal role in the company’s history, signalling a rebirth as the watchmaker blended innovation with tradition. This model was among the first chronograph watches Patek Philippe produced. Additionally, it showcased a subdial specifically for sunrise and sunset times, highlighting its innovative features.

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