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What are today’s most expensive watches?

by Nicole
February 22, 2011 at 2:58 am

Here is a look at the most expensive watches on the market right now:

1. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon 5002 P

It is the most expensive watch on sale now in the market, although not many copies are produced annually. This automatic watch resistant to moisture and dust, with black crocodile leather strap costs $ 1.5 million. Made of 686 pieces, some of them microscopic in size, the “double-faced” clock indicates both the terrestrial and sidereal time.

2. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Complication

Audemars Piguet rivals to Patek Philippe in the production of the most expensive watches in the world. Royal Oak has 52 jewels and a perpetual calendar indicating day, week, moon phase and leap years. The piece contains 18 carat gold, with a white gold boom, a transparent sapphire case and it’s waterproof to a depth of 20 meters. The price reaches $ 655 k.

3. A Lange & Sohne Tourbograph

A Lange & Sohne watches began to be produced in 1845, but the factory was confiscated by East Germany after World War II. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the company’s founders have revived it and great grandchildren have started to manufacture wristwatches. The clock in the image has 1097 moving parts and 41 jewels included. The watch is made of gold or platinum with a sapphire crystal and crocodile leather strap. Each piece has a production period of 30 days and production is limited. The price is $ 580 k.

4. Girard Perregaux Opera Three Musical Hours Watch

Three Opera is an amazing piece of engineering. Girard-Perregaux watch made in 1791, and those who own such a piece can enjoy two songs made especially for them, which can be heard from a tiny music box inside the clock. This automatic watch has a lifespan of 50 hours with a single charge, it has a keyboard and music player functions. It is made of 18 carat gold and crystals and the price is $ 420k.

5. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon

In 1833, Antoine LeCoultre opened a small watch shop in Le Sentier, Switzerland. The owner was so obsessed with perfection, that he created the first micrometer. This watch uses the tourbillion, a mechanical issue designed in 1795 to counteract the effects of gravity. It has a platinum casing, crocodile leather strap and is water resistant even to 50 feet deep. It is worth $ 404k.

Source: Business Insider

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