Throwing down wads of cash on a luxury timepiece is one of the greatest things a modern man can enjoy.

But you’ll have to pick up a lot of paper-rounds to feel the cold press ot these beauties on your wrist.

Below is a list of the most expensive watches in the world.

1.GEORGE DANIEL CO-AXIAL CHRONOGRAPH – Kes.60,818,744.83

A more classic and minimalist style compared to the other pieces on this list – but why would the most important watchmaker of the 20th century need to be brash?

George Daniels only produced a few dozen timepieces within his life, but his most important contribution to the industry was the invention of the ‘Co-Axial Escapement’ system (which he later sold to Omega.)

2.CHRISTOPHE CLARET DUALTOW NIGHT EAGLE – Kes.58,454,301.19

If Batman wore a watch, this would be it. Not only is it packed out with gadgetry, but it also looks moodier than a 14 year-old boy at a garden centre.

Limited to 68 pieces, the ‘Night Eagle’ is a modified version of the earlier ‘DualTow’ concept. The time is told on two revolving belts, and the movement offers a chronograph with a special planetary gear system.

3.MAITRES DU TEMPS CHAPTER ONE ROUND TRANSPARENCE – Kes.53,068,624.00

Tick-tock supremos Maîtres du Tempsare famous for bringing together some of the most exceptional watchmakers in the world to collaborate on game-changing models – and the ‘Chapter One Round Transparence’ is the perfect example.

A mish-mash of idiosyncratic design philosophies and varying schools of horology (read: watchmaking), the ‘Chapter One’ is both classic and complex. That’s not to mention the 18k red gold case and limited edition engraving that really sets it apart (only 11 models were made).

4.CHOPARD L.U.C ALL-IN-ONE ‘JANUS WATCH’ – Kes.49,133,917.89

Chopard is known as one of the greats – and with good reason. After winning watch of the year for their ‘L.U.C Full Strike’ at the 2017 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, they’re back with a familiar (yet no less exciting) watch for 2018.

It also bears some godly insides, too, with features that include a perpetual calendar, astronomical readings and a tourbillon – a complex rotating mechanical system which takes great skill to make. Sure, it may set you back a hefty Kes.49,133,917.89

5.PAUL NEWMAN ROLEX DAYTONA – £135,000,000

The eponymous Rolex gifted to Paul Newman by his wife Joanne Woodward (it’s engraved with the message “Drive Carefully” in reference to his love for racing) in 1968, the Paul Newman Daytona has been considered a holy grail timepiece amongst collectors and fans for decades, but even the most fervent Rolex fanboys couldn’t have imagined just how much it would reach in auction.

 

 

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