In September Vacheron Constantin unveiled the Reference 57260 pocket watch, which took a team of three master watchmakers (as well as hand and dial specialists) eight years to build. Estimated at $8 million, the Reference 57260 (named for its 57 complications and Vacheron Constantin’s 260th anniversary) was commissioned by a collector in the Americas who wishes to remain anonymous.
The history of this particular watch proved a hard investigation for the even the world’s most obsessive watch enthusiasts. It was ultimately traced back to the 1940s and is one of two Ref. 1527. watches. The first Ref. 1527 was originally commissioned by former chairman of Patek Philippe SA, Charles Stern, and remains in the Patek Philippe museum in Switzerland. This particular second Ref. 1527 however features a chronograph mechanism that is not included in its sibling watch.
Jacob (/ ˈ dʒ eɪ k ə b /; Hebrew: יַעֲקֹב , Modern Ya‘aqōv (help · info), Tiberian Yā‘āqōḇ), later given the name Israel, is regarded as a Patriarch of the Israelites. According to the Book of Genesis, Jacob was the third Hebrew progenitor with whom God made a covenant.
In my recent book The World’s Most Expensive Watches, I covered a bevy of multi-million dollar wrist watches that fetched huge amounts at auction. None of them came too close to reaching even $10 million dollars – but most were also Patek Philippe timepieces.
In fact, the watch is worth a whopping $25 million, making it one of the most expensive timepieces ever after the $55 million Hallucination by Graff. Rest assured that the entirely handmade watch is well worth its price tag, however. Rich Glare revealed that it contains 874 high-grade diamonds of different colors and sizes.
Breguet watches are easily recognizable by its coin-edge cases and the Breguet hands made of guilloche dials and blue pomme hands. The inventions and innovativeness have led observers to dub him as the “father of watchmaking.” And he has created a number of great watches. Here is a list of the top 10 most expensive Breguet watches.
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination | $55 Million. The title of the most expensive watch in the world goes to Graff Diamonds for the incredible, Hallucination. Worth a whopping $55 million, the Hallucination is a masterpiece with over 110 carats of coloured diamonds set into a bracelet of platinum.
Graff Diamonds unveils its $55 million dollar Hallucination watch during the opening day of Baselworld 2014. The concept of the Hallucination watch came directly from Laurence Graff, Chairman of Graff Diamonds, and was created with Graff’s highly skilled team of designers, gemologists and Master Craftsmen.
Home » Features » 10 Most Expensive Watches in the World 2014. 10 Most Expensive Watches in the World 2014 Posted by Gray & Sons in Features On September 26, 2014. 0. SHARES. Share Tweet. Wearing expensive watches are becoming an indispensible part of individuals who are meticulous about the brand that their wardrobe projects. In fact, some of the notable celebrities and public figures are ...
Aeternitas Mega 4 The Aeternitas Mega is the pinnacle of success in the art of watch-making in terms of complexity and complications. A grandiose work of art culminating in the design of the most complex wrist watch ever made in the world thanks to the multifaceted skills of our watch-makers and constructors.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, introduced in 1963, was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. With its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale, it allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport ...
The new Tudor Heritage Black Bay 36mm is not only a matter of style, it’s mainly a matter of proportions. And because of this crucial point, we’ll show you this really interesting novelty in a way that isn’t our most usual: less technical, more user oriented, more lifestyle.
Today, OMEGA has used that classic design as inspiration for a new timepiece limited to 2,998 models. Design in High Gear The 39.7 mm watch is built with a stainless steel case and a lightly sand-blasted silvery dial featuring three black subdials.