Patek Philippe Supercomplication, $11 million
This yellow-gold pocket watch was created for banker Henry Graves, Jr. in1932, at which point it was deemed the most complicated watch everconstructed.As part of a watch-related wager with friendly rival James Ward Packard,Graves commissioned the complex timepiece. Sotheby’s then sold it at auctionin 1999.
Patek Philippe 1949, $4.1 million
The world’s most expensive stainless steel wristwatch, Christie’s sold the1949 at auction in May 2008.This perpetual calendar watch has a face with Arabic numerals applied in blacklacquer, a steel case and a moon phase indicator.
12. Patek Philippe Platinum World Time – $4 million
This Patek Philippe was a labor of love and an investment of time. The designand assembly took place in the year 1930, but the famed watch maker did notreveal it to the world until nine years later in 1939. This particular piecewas a classic treasure with perfect execution, and a stunning aesthetic. It’shigh value is due to the brand, of course, and the rarity of the piece. Whilethere is not a lot of information available on the history of this watch, wedo known that it is a one of a kind and there has never been another of itskind made. After its initial sale in 1939, the watch wan’t seen again until itresurfaced. In 2002, it was sold for $4 million.
Patek Philippe Platinum World Time Watch, $4 million
At the time of its creation in 1939, this was the world’s most expensivewristwatch.It sold at auction in 2002, and is believed to be the only Platinum World Timewatch ever created.
20. Patek Philippe Platinum World Time Ref. 1415: $5.8 million
This watch already broke a world record as the most expensive watch ever aftergoing on sale at Antiquorum’s Geneva auction in April 2002, where it went for6.6 million Swiss francs. It was then hardly seen again until it arrived atChristie’s Hong Kong auction house in 2021, further adding to its enigmaticand unattainable air.Today, it no longer holds the status of the world’s priciest watch, but itremains a highly coveted timepiece. The only platinum reference 1415 HU in theworld, this Patek Philippe masterpiece offers serious high-end drama with itsmonochrome aesthetic. The world-time mechanism is considered Patek Philippe’sfirst production world timer.Best for: A record-breaking example of horological brilliance. Manufacturing date: 1939 Case size: 31 mm Material: platinum Movement: manual Auction date: 13th April 2002 Auction house: Antiquorum Auction place: Geneva Sale details: www.antiquorum.swiss
Watches | Value —|— 30. Hublot Million Dollar Caviar Black Bang | $1 Million 29. Ulysse Nardin Royal Blue Tourbillon Watch | $1 Million 28. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon | $1.09 Million 27. Blancpain Specialties Tourbillon Diamants | $1.3 Million 26. Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 | $1.5 Million 25. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’lle | $1.5 Million 24. Richard Mille RM 56-02 Sapphire Tourbillon | $2.2 Million 23. Rolex Antimagnetique Ref. 4113 from 1942 | $2.5 Million 22. Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Grande Sonnerie | $2.5 Million 21. Lange & Sohne Grand Complication | $2.5 Million 20. Frank Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 | $2.7 million 19. Cartier Secret Watch with Phoenix Décor | $2.75 Million 18. Piaget Emperador Temple | $3.3 Million 17. Patek Philippe 1928 Single Button Chronograph | $3.6 Million 16. Patek Philippe 5004T | $3.9 million 15. Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino | $4.5 Million 14. Louis Moinet Meteoris. | $4.6 Million 13. Breguet Antique Number 2667 | $4.69 Million 12. Hublot Big Bang Diamond | $5 Million 11. Patek Philippe Calibre 89 | $5.5 Million 10. Vacheron Constantin 57260 | $8 Million 9. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 Stainless Steel | $11.1 million 8. Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona | $17.8 million 7. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch | $18 million 6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication. | $24 million 5. Chopard 201 Carat Watch | $25 million 4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette | $26 million 3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette | $30 million 2. Graff Diamonds the Fascination no.2 on the most expensive watch | $40million 1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination no.1 on the most expensive watch | $55million
9. Patek Philippe Calibre 89 – $5 million
The Patek Philippe Calibre 89 is the pocket watch that was designed andcreated in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Patek Philippewatchmaking company. It was made in 1989, and is a limited editioncommemorative piece. This brilliant example contains over seventeen hundredseparate pieces with 24 hands. Things are beginning to sound very complicatedaren’t they? Now we turn to the reason for the inclusion of so many workingparts. The Patek Philippe Calibre 89 features a star chart, and a display thatpoints directly to the current moon phase. These are amazing complications,but certainly not the extent of the complexity of this piece. In addition, athermometer is included among several other gadget. A more complicated watchhad not been created at the time that this watch was made. The total of timethat it took to create this watch is nine years. This is an extremely limitededition with just four pieces produced. Each of the four watches created inthis series of four, was made of a different material. One example inplatinum, one in rose gold, one in white gold and one in yellow gold. Perhapsone of the most remarkable characteristics of this watch is the fact that theweight is almost one kilogram. The collection is among the most highly desiredPatek Philippe collections in the world and the price of $5 million is notconsidered to be robbery for enthusiasts who know the true value of the set.”