From using the ancient Egyptian time-telling invention of the sundial to sporting intricately built-in and technologically advanced timepieces, we have come a long way. Today, watches are more than just a wrist accessory. Many successful men worldwide see wristwatches as a valuable investment because they lack depreciating capacity and low maintenance quality.
Moreover, men usually prefer going minimal on accessories. This is why wearing a luxurious and enticing watch becomes essential. Whether a business meeting, a casual outing, or a sports event, the design of a watch illuminates men’s style statement. We have curated a list of some of the world’s most expensive watches for men.
- Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
This outrageously beautiful timepiece is a watch lover’s fantasy because of its legacy. The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona has a sentimental value that makes it tenfold expensive. Gifted to the actor by his wife, the watch salutes Newman’s fascination with motorsport and horology. The luxurious watch stands out because of its steadfast movement and unique, black-and-creme dial. At the time of its auction, the pieces marveled all by standing at a whopping $15.5 million, which rose to $17.7 million after the buyer’s premium was realized.
Release date: 1969
Price: $15.5 Million
- Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
The Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch radiates a whole new level of elegance and grandeur. The timepiece shows off 260 carats of emerald cut diamonds that would definitely call to attention the eyes of many wherever it goes. Placed beautifully in the center of one of the world’s most expensive watches is an epigrammatic, skeletonised dial that serves as an undertone of the luxury that comes with it. For some it may be a pricey affair, but for billionaires with private jets, the watch is an ultimate keepsake.
Release date: 2015
Price: $11 Million
- Louis Monet Meteoris
The Louis Monet Meteoris allows you to seek comfort in otherworldly glamor. The watch consists of actual space rocks in its design, which justifies its monumental cost. The economics of the trade adds to the value of those incredibly attractive timepieces. The brand only ever manufactured four of these watches, each distinct from one another in the most intricate ways. To add, it features some high-end see-through mechanics which immediately improve the prices to higher numbers. As for the brand pioneer, Louis Monet was the 18th-century father of the chronograph. Hence making the piece a timeless and rare possession in the world.
Price: $4.5 Million
- Patek Philippe 5004T
The Patek Philippe 5004T was not a part of the 5004 collections in the most unconventional ways. The first being it was built solely for auction in 2013. Another point applauds titanium construction, the piece delivers a casual aesthetic when compared to its conservative counterparts. Hence, it is entirely believable that this watch started a crazy bidding war at the time of the auction, which concluded at an astronomical price of just over $4 million. Adding this timepiece to your collection would make you stand out among the many watch collectors and enthusiasts.
Release date: 2013
Price: $4 Million
- Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4
The Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 is a watch that is as complicated as it is expensive. And it is evident from the watch face, which consists of precise details that would make a man see stars in the day. Underneath the labyrinthine dial, window are 1483 components, 99 jewels, and a record-breaking 36 complications total. It also featured an eternally renewable calendar that doesn’t need to be adjusted for 1000 years. Other intricacies include a mechanical Tourbillon, a Carillon-Westminster on four hammers and four gongs, a Chronograph with a Fly-back mechanism, and only one push-piece. It is truly a one-stop destination for every millionaire.
Release date: 2009
Price: $2.7 Million
- Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
While its specifications are no less wondrous, it takes a full year to create the Grand Complication from Lange & Söhne makes it a top-notch accessory for a man’s wardrobe. And needless to say, the timepiece leaves no chance to prove that point. The luxury brand’s most expensive wristwatch comprises 876 parts and hosts a hefty gold case that’s 50mm in diameter and 20mm thick. In addition to its series of high-end complications is a perpetual calendar with moon phase, split-seconds chronograph with flying seconds, and a grande and petite sonnerie with a minute repeater. The cost of this valuable possession is quite high, but it is worth every head-turning penny spent. Essentially, the piece is a casual-looking everyday watch that enters the game after writing a massive cheque.
Release date: 2013
Price: $2.5 Million
- Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1
The Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1 features a 30° inclined double tourbillon and a nano-sculpture that can only be seen through a microscope system in the watch crown. Doing justice to the name, the timepiece looks like a piece of art with its Wigan micro sculpture and blue colored dial. If you notice carefully, behind the tiny lens, you might find a ship, a hummingbird, a mask, or something new entirely. But to revel in the masterfully crafted beauty of this piece, you would have to own up a price tag of $1.5 million.
Release date: 2014
Price: $1.5 Million
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