We’ve all experienced sticker shock while perusing the world of the most expensive watches… there are even a few brands in which five- and six-figure prices are the norm. But some of the most expensive watches go well beyond “pricey” and into the rarefied over-$1-million category. Below, we’ve compiled seven of these million dollar watches in which the only things grander than the complications are the price tags.
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The Hublot Classic Fusion Haute Joaillerie “$1 Million,” limited to only eight pieces, earns its $1 million price tag with the 1,185 baguette diamonds covering every surface of the watch, from the case and bracelet to the openworked dial. For the case alone, a 15-person team had to perform 1,800 hours of cutting and 200 hours of dimensional checking and quality control. Certainly one of the most expensive watches ever made by Hublot.
This Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor also earns a top spot among the most expensive watches list, it has a case made entirely of silicon (according to the brand, the first such watch of its kind), a material with half the weight of titanium and four times the hardness. The watch is equipped with the RD101 movement, notable for its four sprung balances, which work in pairs to compensate for the effects of gravity much faster than a tourbillon would, resulting in a more accurate watch. The Excalibur Quatuor is priced at 1 million Swiss francs (which translates to roughly around $1,125,000 US).
The Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie has a retail price of $ 1,474,070. The watch boasts 1,300 parts which made it capable of playing the entire Big Ben chiming sequence. It was released in 2009 as part of the Hybris Mechanica 55 trilogy, a trio of watches that comprised 55 complications altogether.