The Top 15 World’s Most Expensive Watches 2022

The top most expensive watches in the world.


The most expensive watches in the world are extremely luxury high-quality watches. They are timepieces that are ultimately the rarest and they are desirable. 


You may have wondered, why are these watches expensive? They command these enormous amounts due to their extravagant designs, rare material use, and their innovative technology. 


Additionally, the workmanship involves in creating these watches is unique, it takes a very long years in assembling them by hand. And the innovative technology behind these watches is superb. They are timepieces that watch lovers around the world are amazed at.


These are the top 15 world's most expensive watches 2022, they are, 

  1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination
  2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination
  3. Breguet Grande Compilation Marie Antoinette
  4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaille
  5. Chopard 201-Carat Watch
  6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication Pocket Watch
  7.  Jacob & Co. Billionaire Ashoka Watch
  8. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 
  9. Stainless Steel Patek Philippe Reference 1518A
  10. Patek Philippe Reference 1527
  11. Patek Philippe Calibre 89 
  12. Hublot Big Band Diamond 
  13. Louis Moinet Meteoris 

And two more priciest watches. Check out their prices and lots more. Read on...




15. Rolex Daytona Reference 6263 Oyster Albino   

Among the most expensive watches in the world is Rolex Daytona Reference 6263 Oyster Albino.
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Price: $4 Million 


It was made in 1971. Due to this watch's white chronograph subdials, it is given the name because it is silver colored. It has a stainless steel case and four of this type were made. It is the only one that survived to our day. 


It is expensive because of its rarity. More to that is also its provenance. It is one of the sought-after watches that watch collectors see it as something unusual, that they will feel special to have. 


It is a unique watch that stands out for its elegant design, quality, and craftsmanship. As the watch ages, its value also increases. Clapton bought the watch for $100,000, then at Sotheby’s auction, it was sold for $505,000 and eventually at $4 million.




14. Louis Moinet Meteoris ($4.6 Million)  

One of the most expensive watches in the world is Louis Moinet Meteoris.
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Price: $4.6 Million 


Since the time Louis Moinet was founded in 1806, they always produce extreme luxury watches. They are famous for producing watches with advanced technology and using exotic materials, ultra-rare materials. 


The material used is more than 10 times more expensive than gold. Meteorite fragments use are once part of the Mars and Red Planet but made their way to our planet. So it is believed that this material is 180 million years old. 


This makes this material very expensive and 1 gram of it cost $1000. Louis Moinet Meteoris is a set containing 4 watches, the four were sold as one set. Each of the watches has fragments of a meteorite and they are able to depict the solar system differently. 


The reasons these watches are so expensive are the unique material used in making them, workmanship, innovative technology, and of course rarity, you cannot go out and buy it locally. 




13. Breguet & Fils Paris 2667 Precision 4   

One of the most expensive watches in the world is Breguet & Fils Paris 2667 Precision 4.
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Price: $4.68 Million 


The pocket watch is also known as sur le principe des chronomètres, Montre plate à deux mouvements, and Breguet & Fils, Paris. It was numbered 2667 for distinction which is a trademark of the company. 


Breguet is a respected luxury watch brand and it was founded about two century years ago. They are known for high-quality luxury watches. At the time the brand was young, it was already producing the most spectacular innovations in design and technology with regard to making watches. 


Even today they are still one of the leading brands creating high-quality watches, for this Breguet watches are expensive. A total of 18k yellow gold was used in the watch case. There is no questioning as regards this ultra-rare timepiece being among the most priciest watch. 


It is an exquisite vintage watch made more than one hundred years ago. It has an elegant design as it is made from precious metals. On May 14, 2012, the watch goes to the highest bidder at a staggering price at Christie's auction. It is a historical timepiece that helps us to know about the horological circles back then.





12. Hublot Big Band Diamond    

Hublot Big Band Diamond price at $5 Million is certainly one of the most expensive watches in the world.
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Price: $5 Million 


This watch is a special diamond-crusted Big Bang timepiece. It is Hublot's most precious watch the company ever produce, since the time it was founded in 1980. The sparkling watch has an 18k white gold case that is 44 mm (1.73 inches) in diameter. 


A total of 302 baguette diamonds were used in packed with the case. Also, six emerald-cut stones were used and each weighs 3 carats. To ensure the timepiece is flawless, 14 months were used in making it. 




Cutting of the diamonds requires 7 months while the 5 diamond setters used another 7 months. Undoubtedly, it is one of the most expensive watches in the world. Beyonce Knowles gifted her husband Jay Z this watch costing $5 million when he became 43 years old. 



 

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11. Patek Philippe Calibre 89        

Among the most expensive watches in the world is Patek Philippe Calibre 89.
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Price: $5.5 Million 


Anytime Patek Philippe is mentioned to someone who is a luxury watch enthusiast, no introduction is needed. The company is known for its innovative technologies, high quality, and its spectacular designs. 


Its Calibre 89 is unique among this brand's timeless watches. As the watch age, its value continues to increase. It is a pocket watch made in 1989. At that time it was a brand, and it was offered for sale for $3.2 million. Even though it is not as old as other expensive watches. 


However, at the time it was made, it was referred to as the world's most complicated watch. With 33 complications, Henry Graves Supercomplication could not hold the title at that time anymore, it was this watch that has the title. 


The manufacturing of the watch requires 9 years, the first 5 years were used in making research on its design requirements, and then the next 4 years in actually making the watch. A total of 1,728 components were fixed together making up the pocket watch. 


At that time, just 4 pieces of the timepiece were made. The 4 pieces are of four different versions, yellow gold, platinum, rose gold, and white gold. All the four watches were assembled by hand. In 2009, at auction, the yellow gold watch was sold for $5 million to celebrate the company's 150th anniversary. 




10. Patek Philippe Reference 1527   

Part of the most expensive watches in the world is Patek Philippe Reference 1527 at the price of $5.7 Million.
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Price: $5.7 Million 


It was made by Patek Philippe, who is known for making complicated watches. This watch was sold at that whopping amount due to four reasons. The first reason related to the time it was made, it was created during the time of war. 


Between the years 1943 and 1944, when hardly think they will even survive the time not to mention a watch that can get lost easily. Secondly, it is rare which also accounts for that price. 


A watch that has survived the war. Since the watch has been available for many years, it was eventually sold at that price. The third point is that the construction of the watch involves precious metals such as gold, diamond and other precious metals were also used. 


The buckle of the watch was made from gold of 18 carats. In total, 23 jewels were used. The last reason is the design, it took the watchmaker 3 years to design which also resulted in his sleepless nights sometimes. 




9. Stainless Steel Patek Philippe Reference 1518A   

Among the most expensive watches in the world is Stainless Steel Patek Philippe Reference 1518A.
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Price: 11 Million 


At Phillips in Geneva, this watch was sold for 11,002,000 CHF ($11,136,642) to a buyer after seven people bid for it. It is still one of the top 10 most expensive watches in the world in 2022. 


It is a 35-millimeter size watch that is modified extensively with Valjoux-based caliber and Patek Philippe skillfully finished the process of making the watch. People always admire his work, hence people are willing to throw that huge amount of money into it. 


In 1941, the watch was first introduced as a timepiece with a chronograph and perpetual calendar. At the time it was produced, 281 pieces were created. But out of those pieces, only four were known as stainless steel. This makes it rare even though it was not made from precious metals such as gold or diamond. 




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8. Paul Newman Rolex Daytona    

One of the most expensive things in the world is Paul Newman Rolex Daytona.
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Price: $17.8 Million 


At Philips auction house in New York, following 12 minutes of a bidding war, the watch eventually goes to a buyer on phone. The bid started from $10 million but it was eventually sold for that amount. It is Rolex priciest watch.


Many people around the world are so keenly interested in the watch that many people followed it online and at the saleroom, there are about 700 people. It is an iconic watch owned by Mr. Paul Newman, it is the only exotic-dial design Daytona has. 


He was a movie star and the timepiece was a gift from his wife. In the 1980s, he was seen wearing the watch around. Many people believe it was the greatest watch on the planet. 


In 1984, Newman gave it to her daughter's boyfriend, James Cox (he later became her ex). He was later recommended to watch collectors at Philips. He later contributed a significant amount of the money to the Nell Newman Foundation (Paul Newman's daughter foundation).




7. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Ashoka Watch   

Among the most expensive watches in the world is Jacob & Co. Billionaire Ashoka Watch.
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Price: $18 Million 


In 2015, the Jacob & Co. Company announce this watch with the price tag mentioned. The company is known for being skillful in setting precious stones, they are among the best gem setters in the watchmaking industry. 


The timepiece is a combination of a high-quality watch and superb jewelry. It is just one that was made in which Emerald-Cut Diamonds were used weighing 260 carats. In addition, the clasp, bracelet, lugs, and case are all covered in rare ASHOKA® white diamonds, weighing a total of 189 carats. 


Building the watch involves dexterity and patience. All this brings it to the list of the most expensive watches in the world in 2022. Although the watch is designed as a skeletonized tourbillon movement, it is definitely a stunning one. 




6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication Pocket Watch   

One out of the most expensive watches in the world is Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication Pocket Watch.
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Price: $24 Million 


It is among the most complicated pocket watch ever made. It is created by Patek Phillipe, it has 24 compilations and it uses 18 karat gold. The watch was named in honor of Henry Graves Jr. It is Patek Philippe's most expensive watch. 


He was the one who commission the timepiece with the thinking of having a watch that will surpass that of the American automaker James Ward Packard's Grande Complication pocket watch. Both James Ward Packard and Henry Graves are always commissioning innovative new looks, they are the top world's timepiece collectors. 


The watch was delivered to Henry in 1933 after 8 years that were dedicated to manufacturing it; 3 years were used to design it and 5 years were used to assemble it. The watch is made up of 70 jewels, 120 removable parts, 110 wheels, and 430 screws; all together they are 920 each part assembled. 




After Henry died, it was passed to his daughter, then later to his grandson, Reginald Pete Fullerton. At the price of $1.2 million, he sold it to the founder of Time Museum, Illinois USA.


 On the 10th of July, 2014, it was declared by Sotheby's that it would be sold in November of the same every year at auction. The watch was sold at a price of 23,237,000 Swiss Francs ($24 million) at the auction to an anonymous buyer in Geneva, Switzerland. 




5. Chopard 201-Carat Watch     

Chopard 201-Carat Watch is one out of the most expensive watches in the world.
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Price: $25 Million 


Everyone knows that Chopard company always makes timepieces that are always above many watchmakers. It is also known for its superb special design and high-quality watch. So what do we expect from its priciest watch then. Absolutely, the best of the best they can bring out. 


It is unquestionably that this piece of jewelry is among the most expensive watch in the world. It is a luxury watch made in the year 2000. 


The dazzling watch is expensive due to its array of different colored diamonds and these diamonds are in fancy shapes and sizes. It looks similar to Hallucination made by Graff which you will soon read about below. 


It is made up of 874 high-grade diamonds, all assemble by hand. All arranged on a bracelet that also has a cluster of diamonds in it already and at its center are a heart-shaped blue diamond, a heart-shaped pink diamond gleaming with yellow gold hardware, and white gold. 




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4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaille    

Among the most expensive watches in the world is Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaille at the price of $26 Million.
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Price:  $26 Million 


It is a breathtaking precision watch, one of the best right now. It is one of the most expensive watches in the world because the band is associated with a rich history. The history of the first Jaeger-LeCoultre family can be traced back to the 1600s in Switzerland. 


All efforts were put into making the watch a unique and durable one. More to its stunning jewel is secret patented technology inserted into it. Plus its designs require lots of process in assembling by one of the world's best watchmakers. It is a hand-crafted watch to ensure quality. 


This timepiece is among the high-end watches called 101 Jaeger-LeCoultre made for women. They are not exactly the same, each piece is 100 percent unique from the other. Many women around the world have fallen in love with this jewelry because it is made up of polished diamond, for this, it is a thick band. 


It is a timepiece made from 576 diamonds. More to that are pieces of silver and gold used in making it, which makes it very appealing to see and want to have. The watch is 3.4 mm thick and it is 4.8 mm by 14 mm in measurement.




3. Breguet Grande Compilation Marie Antoinette    

On the list of the most expensive watches in the world is Breguet Grande Compilation Marie Antoinette.
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Price: $30 Million 


It is a historical pocket watch that was made more than 100 years ago. The watch is so much valued that it was sold to that price mentioned above for its piece of work. Here is a little history regarding the watch that makes it appreciably astounding in price. 


In the year 1775, Breguet began making important timepieces, an anonymous admirer of this very watch requested for as a gift to the queen. But the details of how the watch will be were extensive, which means it would be the best that the company ever built. The watch must be made up of as gold much as possible, including the mechanism. 


Whatever it cost will be bear, but must be spectacular, since it's a gift for the queen. Then the company made Marie Antoinette No. 160, even though it never get to the queen. This is because it took 44 years to make it, instead of the 10 years that it was believed it would take. 


Later the maker, Breguet died 4 years before the watch was finally made. In 1827, it was his son that finally ended the project. In 1925, it was bequeathed to one of the museums in Jerusalem after being with different collectors. In 2007, the watch was returned to the rightful owners. In this year 2022, it is part of the top 5 most expensive watches in the world.




2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination  

Graff Diamonds The Fascination is the second among the most expensive watches in the world.
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Price: $40 Million 


It is a stunning watch made up of white diamonds. Regardless of the fact that it is a watch, it can also be worn as a bracelet. To supplement the watch is a beautiful diamond in heart shape that can be worn as a ring. 


In the middle of the jewel is the medium size pear-shaped quartz, it is a fancy-cut 38.13-carat rare diamond. Other parts of the watch are made up of 152.96 carats of sparkling diamonds. 




It is comfortable and easy to wear the jewel. Absolutely, the watch is an example of skilled craftsmanship from Swiss watchmakers and of course from its masterpiece, the brand’s London-based jeweler, Mr. Francois Graff. 





1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination - The Most Expensive Watch In The World  

Graff Diamonds Hallucination is most expensive watche in the world.
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Price: $55 Million 


It is the most expensive and the most valued watch in the world that is ever sold. It is the world's rarest watch. Unlike Fascination, it is made up of colored diamonds. It has tiny quartz at the center. 


It is so costly due to platinum bracelet use and setting big colored diamonds that are rare and that it is 110 carats. The color of the rare diamonds includes Fancy Orange, Fancy Green, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Light Grey Blue, Fancy Light Pink, Fancy Intense Blue, Fancy Intense Pink, and Fancy Vivid Yellow. 


These diamonds are of different shapes like round, radiant, emerald, marquise, pear shape, and heart shape. Tiny pink diamonds are used to frame the small quartz dial. The watch is able to display uber-accurate time. 


Thousands of hours were used in creating this beautiful piece of jewelry. Mr. Graff, the creator of this watch says, this watch makes his dreams come true as he has been thinking about it. He thinks of ways a watch can show a consuming passion for diamonds. It is also mentioned in the article about the most expensive things in the world. 




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  1. Interesting list. It is a huge money in using to purchase them, I can't imagine myself buying any.

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