Most expensive watches ever made – It’s hard to say whether there is any practical use for a watch anymore. The world has changed and now people have these things called smartphones that they never put away and have clocks on them.
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Think about the last time you asked someone if they had the time, did they look at their wrist or did they quickly reach into their pocket and pull out a phone quicker than an 1800’s gunslinger? Be honest. No, forget that, when’s the last time you asked someone for the time? You have a smartphone, you have the necessary technology.
Either way, the watch is now a fashion statement, rather than a practical tool for time management and situational awareness. The obvious exception is the smartwatch, whether the Apple product or otherwise. But when it comes to traditional watches, you know, the mechanical things that have hands, and can’t order a pizza, they are purely fashion statements at this point.
You can get a watch at Wal-Mart that will look half decent, but anyone with a decent eye will see that you’re wearing a mass-produced piece of garbage. There are plenty of great brands out there with pieces that range from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands. If your purpose in life involves mountain bikes or rock climbing, a bill or two can find you a watch that will accompany you to the depths of an ocean and can be run over by a truck (that may be an exaggeration).
But for those who want the Ferrari of watches, it will be more than a few thousands. Actually, it will be more than most Ferraris. Here is our list of the most expensive watches on the planet right now. Get ready for the kind of unnecessary jewelry and frivolity that might make MC Hammer say, “hmmmm, I think I’ll save my cash instead”.
15. Patek Philippe 1953 Heures Universelles Ref 2523 – $2,900,000
The company Patek Philippe is a name you are used to if you like fine watches and jewelry, and a name with which you will become familiar as you read through this article. The company is over 160 years old and for the employees and former leaders of the company, watchmaking isn’t just a science, it is also an art and a way of life.
The least impressive of the Patek Philippe watches on our list is also our number fifteen entry. With that said, it’s worth more than some city blocks. The dial of this gem is polychrome and enamel, and features a diagram of North America. It also features plenty of time zones and a case made of 18 karat gold. In 2006 it sold for just under $3 million at auction.
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