The elite of the elite, these limited edition watches are only for the most affluent of people. From watches that were only produced in extremely limited quantity to collector’s items not available for public sale, even timepieces that you need to apply for before being granted permission to procure.
These resplendent timepieces are the crème de la crème, and not just because they are among the most expensive watch brands in the world, but more so because they are rare gems that are out of reach for almost everyone, except for a select very fortunate few; so they are the epitome of luxury and excess.
Vacheron Constantin Tour De L’Ile
Composed of 834 individual parts, including 11 hands, and 16 different complications, the Vacheron Constantin Tour De L’Ile is nothing short of a masterpiece for the ages and runs for around $1,500,000.
This gorgeous timepiece was created for the brands 250th anniversary, and saw only 7 models released on the market, so getting your hands on one is nearly impossible. In the year of its release, Vacheron Constantin was also awarded the “Gold Hand” from the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève for the exceptional Tour De L’Ile design.
Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Probably the most gorgeous and exceptional timepiece in existence, the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon is heralded as one of the rarest chronographs ever created and will run you around $1,200,000. The timepiece is designed with double-sided display and incorporates 686 components.
Although still technically in regular production, the time-consuming construction of this masterpiece ensures that only two pieces are created per year. So it is still an incredibly rare timepiece that is out of reach for most. That being said, it’s possible that this rarity can be found on online marketplaces for watches.
As these timepieces are frequently bought and sold, there is no assurance that it will be available, but take a look here and type in the watch model into the search field to see if it’s on offer.
Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie
One of the most complicated watches to date, the Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica à Grande Sonnerie consists of 1,472 parts and 26 complications, all intricately working together. The timepiece also performs numerous features that make it as incredibly sophisticated and complex as it is stunning and elegant.
Part of the Hybris Mechanica series of Grande Complication watches from the brand, the Duomètre à Grande Sonnerie is running at a handsome price of $2,500,000