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Top 6 Most Expensive Watches In The World

Luxury watches are essential for the rich and prosperous. Besides the fact that they’re dazzling eye candy, designer watches also feature world-class craftsmanship, exquisite designs and even rich history behind it that can influence its high price tag. In fact, some of the best luxury watches in the world cost well into the millions!

If you’ve ever wondered what the most expensive luxury watches look like and how much they cost, then keep reading.

6. Hublot Big Bang - R74.5 Million

The cheapest watch on our list is worth a whopping R74.5 million! This extraordinary timepiece is as dazzling as it is expensive. The Hublot Big Bang is blinged out with 1,282 white diamonds which includes more than 100 carats of baguette diamonds and 6 emerald-cut diamonds weighing more than 3 carats each.
What’s more, Beyoncé famously gifted the sparkling timepiece for Jay-Z as a birthday present in 2012.

5. Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytona - R 264 Million

Iconic Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is a watch collectors dream. The famous watch was gifted to the actor by his wife as a tribute to his passion for horology and motorsports. This unique, black-and-creme gesture of love is worth a whopping $15.5 million (R 231 million) at auction!

4. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication - R 356 Million

It would be a crime to talk about exquisite watches without including at least one Patek Philippe timepiece.
The iconic Henry Graves Supercomplication’s namesake comes from a wealthy American banker who commissioned the piece. What’s more, this luxury watch features 24 complications with a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, and a celestial chart based on the night sky above Grave’s New York estate.

3. Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch - R444 Million

The exquisite Breguet watch is truly a work of excellence - so much so that it took over 40 years to complete it!
The legend says that the luxury watch was originally commissioned by former French queen, Marie-Antoinette’s former lover in 1782. However, the queen was guillotined 34 years before the watch was finished. In fact, even the well-known horologist, Abraham-Louis Breguet, who started the project died long before the piece was completed, leaving it to his son to finish the job in 1827.

2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination - R 593 Million

The Fascination watch is exactly what you’d expect in a multi-million rand watch - it’s decked out with 152.96 carats of white diamonds and exquisite horology. The sparkling Fascination watch also features a removable part that becomes a ring. This diamond watch is the epitome of luxury.

1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination – R815 Million

At number 1, the dazzling Graff diamond Hallucination watch is the most expensive watch in the world for good reason. This unique watch is set into a platinum bracelet with a kaleidoscope of 110 carats multi-coloured diamonds of various cuts and finishes. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that this timepiece costs R 813 395 000. The Hallucination watch is truly a diamond dream!

Where to Buy Luxury Watches in South Africa

If you’re just starting out your luxury watch collection, don’t be alarmed there are many different timepieces depending on your style, preferred finishes and price points. At Luxity, we source affordable, pre-owned luxury watches in excellent condition. Give our online store a browse and get blinged out today.