The top 5 luxury watch brands is based on brand identity, artisanship, value for your hard earned money and of course, return on investment. This points have influence always when we choose our watch and if you want to go for the best, here is list.
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Undoubtedly, Rolex is one of the most commercially powerful brands in the world. While watch connoisseurs like to snob it, there is no denying that this company demands respect in terms of its iconic culture, marketing prowess and turnover.
The most expensive Rolex watches:
1942 Rolex Chronograph – $1.16 million
Eric Clapton’s 1971 Rolex Daytona – $505,000
Rolex GMT 116769TBR – $485,350
James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513 – $450,000
Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster – $440,000
Founded in 1839, the Geneva based family run firm is as renowned for its precision and craftsmanship as it is for its rare and exclusive timepieces. The company has built its empire on the image of a sophisticated gentleman who belongs to a very elite club of old money.
The most expensive Patek Philippe watches:
Super-complication Watch: $11 million
Watch Ref. 1527: $5.63 million
Caliber 89: $5 million
Pilot Watch: $1.7 million
Sky Moon Tourbillon Model 5002P: $ 1.5 million
Breguet combines exceptional expertise in the mastery of complex grande complication watches. That coupled with an incredible past history that includes Marie Antoinette and Napoleon makes Breguet stand out in a league of its own.
The most expensive Breguet watches:
Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette Number 160 – at least $10 million
Duc d’ Orleans Sympathique – $6.8 million
Antique Number 2667 – $4.24 million
Grande Complication Antique Number 4111 – $2.56 million
Hora Mundi – $633,000
In 1860, Govanni Panerai opened the first Panerai store in Ponte delle Grazie in Florence, which also played the role as a workshop and the city’s first watchmaking school. It wasn’t long before Panerai was creating time machines to meet the military needs of the Royal Italian Navy and today, Panerai has become an official supplier to the regia marina supplying watches and precision instruments.
The most expensive Panerai watches:
Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Watch – $127,200
Specialties Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Titanium Watch – $127,200
Specialties Luminor 1950 Tourbillon GMT Ceramic Watch – $133,600
Specialties Radiomir Tourbillon GMT Pink Gold Watch – $136,800
PVD Destro Watch – $170,000
As the creator of the first wristwatch, ‘the Santos de Cartier by Louis Cartier,’ the brand has aquired a huge legacy of watchmaking expertise. Revolutionizing watchmaking design in the early years of the last century with its rectangular dial, the prestigious French house is responsible for creating legendary pieces such as the Tank Americaine and The sporty Roadster, Ronde Louis Cartier and the Must de Cartier. Today the brand is synonymous with elegance, refinement and superb craftsmanship.
The most expensive Cartier watches:
Phoenix Décor Secret Watch – $2.76 million
Extra Large Ballon Bleu Tourbillon Diamond Watch – $1.07 million
Extra Large Tortue High Complication Platinum Watch – $500,000
Pasha 42mm Diamond White Gold Watch – $180,000
Large Tortue White Gold Jewelry Ladies Watch – $172,000
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