Thursday in Beverly Hills, in the middle of the day, on one of the busiest and highly-patrolled streets in Southern California, brazen bandits robbed a diner at Il Pastaio on Canon Street of their $500,000 Richard Mille, RM 11-03 rose gold Flyback Chronograph watch.
One woman was shot, but thankfully she was not injured seriously.
If armed thieves will go to those lengths to steal a watch worth half a million dollars, the ultra wealthy individuals who own the most expensive watches in the world might consider traveling with security guards that pack more heat than a mobile flame-thrower.
These are the Seven most-expensive watches in the world, and they make the $500K Richard Mille seem like a toy you’d get in a McDonald’s Happy Meal…
#7. “Billionaire Watch” by Jacob & Co.
If a watch has the word “billionaire” in its title, it gets my attention.
That’s why we’re doing the top 7 most expensive watches in the world, and not the top 5.
Jacob got my attention with the name he gave this beauty, along with the 260-carat emerald cut diamonds.
Yeah, you might want to have a net worth in the 10 figures to even consider rocking this thing.
$6. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
Again, props on the name. Let the brands that sell cheap watches brag about how simple or “un-complicated” their watches are.
If you’re putting a $24 million price tag on a watch, you can name it anything you want.
And in this case Patek Phillippe has a logical explanation for the name. There are 24 complications in this timepiece. So $1 million dollars for each complication.
that also includes a minute repeater, the sunrise and sunset times and a celestial chart.
#5 Chopard 201-Carat Watch
Wear sunglasses if you try this watch on. The opulence from the multi-colored diamonds might punish your retinas as much as your bank account.
Bling is the thing with this beauty. The timepiece is encrusted with colorful diamonds all around, with the tiny little hands that display the time somewhere in the middle, surrounded by a 15-carat pink diamond, a 12-carat blue diamond and an 11-carat white diamond.
Yeah, it’s hard to see those tiny hands on the watch, but if you can afford the $25 million price tag, you can damn well afford to have an assistant walk next to you all day telling you what time it is.
4. Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie 101 Manchette
So this watch is $1 million more than #5. Why? Well, it might have something to do with the 576 diamonds! This was a watch that was gifted to Queen Elizabeth II to celebrate her 60th year ruling England.
Umm, if I’m Meghan Markle, I would have stayed with Prince Harry in the UK and crossed my fingers I might inherit this insane monstrosity some day!
3. Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette
Before I saw this watch, I could only think of a guillotine when I heard her name.
Thankfully, I now have a new, and much more pleasant vision.
This watch took 40 years to make. Wasn’t the Grand Canyon created in less time?
Here’s the interesting irony of this watch. It was created for Marie Antoinette, but she was executed before she ever got to see or wear it! #lifeisnotfair
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination
This looks like something that would come out of your ice tray in your freezer if your house lost power and things started to melt, than frosted over.
This watch contains 152.96 carats of white diamonds.
Oh, there’s an added bonus too: the 38.13 carat pear-shaped diamond ring in the middle of the watch.
A watch. A ring. A chunk of ice that rivals the things you see floating in the Antarctic as it pertains to pure mass and size!
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination
Wow Graff, way to dominate the top of this list.
For insanely rich people that need to upgrade from The Fascination, here’s where you go!
It contains 110 carats of rare colored diamonds in every conceivable size and shape.
The Webster’s definition of hallucination is “an experience involving the apparent perception of something not present.”
How appropriate, because after you buy this watch, $55 million dollars will not be present in your bank account! It looks damn pretty though.