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Monday, 3 December 2018

Most Expensive Limited Edition Watches In The World: Rarest Beauties!



There are watches and then there are limited edition watches. Like the world’s most expensive cars, the world’s most expensive watches are something 99.9% of us can certainly appreciate, but definitely never afford. When it comes to limited edition watches, only the richest of the rich can afford to buy it or are either kept in museums for general public to look in awe and appreciate. Limited edition timepieces are generally watches that have a lot of complications in it which are difficult to put together in a wrist watch again or watches that have some history and emotions behind their making.

Here are some limited edition masterpieces all around the world whose price and making will make you go crazy. Obviously we cannot own it but at least we can gather a little more knowledge about the world and the timeless beauty that it beholds.

Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication:

Price: Rs.1,72,78,80,000 (as per last auction)

We talk about limited and classic edition watches and not discuss about this timeless beauty would not be justified. As the name suggests, this Supercomplication pocket watch is really a masterpiece and has maintained it position for almost 50 years, with a total of 24 different functions in just a small pocket watch. Some of its main and prominent features include Westminster chimes, sunrise and sunset time, phases of moon, stopwatch, alarm and celestial map of New York as seen from Grave’s apartment on Fifth Avenue. Without any assistance of any sort of computer or advance technology, unlike now, Supercomplication will always remain the most complicated and way-ahead-of-time kind of watch forever. There is still no match for this unique pocket watch with super complications and no one can ever come close to it as well.

Rolex Daytona Ref. 6263 Oyster Albino:

Price: Rs. 28,93,00,000 approx.

One of the most expensive Rolex ever sold is the Daytona 6263 Oyster Albino, which went for a cool $4 million in 2014. The watch, which features a stainless steel case, received its unusual name from its white chronograph subdials. Apart from its unique design, this timepiece is also valuable because of its rarity. Only four Oyster Albinos were ever made in the history making it a limited edition men’s watch.

Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime:

Price: Rs.24,98,00,000 approx.

When it comes to creating complicated or unique or expensive watches, Patek Philippe is surely a brand that comes in our mind. Grandmaster Chime hand-assembled from over 1,500 individual components and with 20 complications inside, this milestone watch features an 18-carat rose gold case with a swivel function that opens to reveal a separate dial. Only 7 pieces of this limited edition watch, six exclusively for clients and 1 for the museum, is not for normal public but is definitely one of the most complicated watch till date.

Hublot Bigger Bang Diamond Tourbillon Limited Edition:

Price: Rs. 2,12,55,550 approx.

Hublot Bigger Bang Diamond Tourbillon is a rare and exclusive timepiece because only 18 pieces of this watch were ever made. It features a beautiful blend of the company’s classic elements and innovative designs. The watch comes with a bezel set with a chronograph that is controlled through a push button over the crown, 212 diamonds engraved in the case, and forty eight baguette diamonds making it a limited edition.

Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon:

Price: Rs.1,05,39,950 approx.

This 100 piece limited edition white gold beauty with the tourbillon carriage seemingly gliding around the dial in empty space, past the three slim supports that hold the movement in place, the Rotonde de Cartier Astrotourbillon Skeleton resembles a tiny space station trapped inside a watch case. The bridges visible from the back of the case are made of titanium. Elegant and charming white gold watch is man’s desire and wish.

Paul Newman Rolex Daytona:

Price: Rs. 1,12,10,37,500 approx.

In the world of watches, Paul Newman’s Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is one of the rarest and most highly sought-after watches in the world. This extraordinary timepiece was owned by the movie legend, Paul Newman, as a gift from his wife Joanne Woodward, to commemorate the start of his professional racing career. She bought it from Tiffany & Co store in New York in the year 1968 and got “Drive Carefully Me” Engraved on it because of his alternate career choice. Known for its steel bezel and push-down chronograph buttons; this timepiece is powered by oh-so-dependable Valjoux 722 movement, this is pretty darn close to being the ultimate chronograph.

The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon:

Price: Rs. 40,50,76,000 approx.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon is the most complicated watch ever made by Patek Philippe and also the workshop’s first double-face wristwatch. On the front side: perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand and on the back side: sidereal time, sky chart, phase and orbit of the Moon. Sky Moon Tourbillon movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. One of the rarest and most complicated men’s watch made till date, its handcraft and precision speaks for the beauty other than the dual-face.

Louis Moinet Meterois:

Price: Rs. 33,27,41,000 approx.

If you want something timeless and rare at the same time, then the Louis Moinet Meterois should be able to tick these boxes. Only 4 of these watches exist and what is even more fascinating is the fact that no two watches are alike. Therefore, it doesn’t matter which one you pick, there will be something unique about it that only you would have access to as the owner of this elegant men’s watch. What makes this timepiece extremely different from the others is that each masterpiece contains a moon rock. This men’s watch literally brings moon in your hand.

Blancpain Le Brassus:

Price: Rs. 2,63,45,157 approx.

This timepiece combines history and innovations. Its traditional design conveys the iconic series, the Six Masterpieces of Blancpain, while combining innovative horological breakthroughs with precious materials and discreet aesthetics. This men’s watch features automatic movement, cathedral gong, and white round dial. It’s strapped in a brown alligator strap with a deployment buckle clasp. Its glass is made of sapphire crystal while its case material is crafted from rose gold. You can wear it during a leisure swimming with its 30-meter water resistance.

Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universelles Ref 2523:

Price: Rs. 21,05,83,500 approx.

Yet another fine example of the high collectible value of the Patek Philippe brand. The Heures Universelles watch is among the finest examples that have been manufactured by the high end watchmaker. The company has been in business for a little over 165 years, which isn’t new and isn’t that old either. The 18 karat gold case and a map of North America are two features which distinguish this Patek Philipe from all others. It is art in motion and luxury at a high price. A watch much ahead of its time displaying time of famous cities all around the globe, Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universelles men’s watch is one of the most sought after collector’s timepiece in the world.

Conclusion:

Whether they’re covered in diamonds or exquisitely created for royalty, these dominating limited edition watches are some of the most renowned watches of all time. A timeless beauty is something which is made once in a lifetime and no other timepiece can ever come to it. Even if we move forward in terms of technology and craft each passing day, a limited edition once made can never be produced again, thus making it “the limited edition.”

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