3 Most Expensive Watches in the WorldBy Soumitra Mondal, Gaea News Network
Thursday, October 7, 2010
A wrist watch symbolizes the social status. Wearing an expensive watch almost always gives the wearer a sense of prestige. But the word expensive has no boundary and there is always a more expensive one than what you thought was the most expensive in this world. Here we have listed 3 watches which we think are the most expensive in the world. Some of these watches are very expensive because of the complexities involved in its production and some of them are expensive only because of the materials and rare elements studded on them.ARTICLE CONTINUED BELOW
Tour de l’Ile
This is a collectible watch being the most complicated watch with double face. This watch has 834-parts and took more than 10,000 man-hours to build it. It has an 18-carat silver gold dial with an alligator leather hand-sewn band of pink gold buckle. This watch featured an original combination of horological computations, with astronomical indications which forms 16 different points. It also includes a minute repeater, sunset time, perpetual calendar, second time zone, and also a tourbillion device. This exclusive watch is very limited and only seven are produced all over the world.
Million $ Black Caviar Bang
Famous watchmaker Hublot’s Black Caviar Bang and Bunter SA, a diamond-setting workshop, worked together to make this device. They had a tedious job and developed an elite watch named Big Bang Boasts. The case and crown dial are embedded with baguette-cut black diamonds. This watch, has no numbers on the face but has 544 diamonds making total of 34.5 carats. It is 18 carat white gold and has an adjustable leather strap. It won the Grand Prix de Genve Jewelry Watch prize on the previous year, 2009.
The 18 carat white gold case of the Crystal Tourbillion is made with 850 diamonds making a total of 17.48 carats of baguette diamonds and also boasts a dazzling, transparent skeleton tourbillion dial. The piece is skillfully finished with an alligator band with a 2.22 carat diamond buckle. This watch is manually wound with 90 hour power reserve and features Caliber CO-372, created by Corum and La Joux-Perret. Jacob & Co. manufactured only 18 pieces of the precious white gold Crystal Tourbillion, available in the New York City boutique.