There are even a few brands for which six-figure price tags are the norm — “expensive watches” by almost anyone’s definition. But a handful of luxury watches go well beyond “pricey” and into the rarefied “million dollars watch” category, costing more than $1 million. We’ve compiled eight of the world’s most expensive watches, all breaking the $1 million ceiling, in which the only things grander than the complications are the price tags.
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 open worked 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.
Roger Dubuis Excalibur Quatuor
The Quatour — the most expensive timepiece produced to date by Roger Dubuis — 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.
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Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie
This luxury watch has a retail price of $ 1,474,070. The watch boasts 1,300 parts, which make 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 very expensive watches that comprised 55 complications altogether.
Vacheron Constantin Tour de I’Ile
Produced as a limited edition of only seven pieces, which celebrated the brand’s 250th anniversary, is priced at $1,538,160. This watch has two faces to make room for its many displays, including a second-time-zone, perpetual calendar, and sunset time indicator, among others. The Tour de l’Ile may be the most complicated timepiece on the list of watches over $1 million.
Greubel Forsey Art Piece 1
Was revealed at the 2013 SIHH, and quickly rose to the upper echelon of the “most expensive watches ever made” rankings, with a price of CHF 1.5 million. The watch’s standout feature is the nano sculpture by artist Willard Wigan in the crown.
Richard Mille RM 56-01
This watch features a distinctive, all-sapphire glass case, and is priced at $1.85 million. The RM 56-01 was on display at SIHH 2013. The price is a rarity even for Richard Mille, on average one of the most expensive watch brands out there, with six-figure prices commonly found.
Richard Mille Tourbillon RM 56-02 Sapphire
This luxury watch combines the tripartite sapphire case of the RM 56-01 with the brand’s revolutionary “cabled movement” design and broke not only the $1 million barriers but the $2 million one as well, priced at a cool $2,020,000.
A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
This watch is priced at a staggering 1.92 million euros. The Grand Complication features a grand sonnerie and petit sonnerie in addition to a minute repeater, a monopusher chronograph with a split-seconds function and jumping seconds, and a perpetual calendar with a moon-phase display.
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