Some say time is money. Others remark that diamonds are forever. But if you were asked, which would you choose? An overflowing abundance of time? Or a bag of precious stones? In a hypothetical world, which luxury would tug you the most? Check our limited exclusive Top 5 Most Expensive Diamond-Crusted Watches in the World.
5. Vacheron Constantin Kalla Lune
Veering away from conventional watch construction, with the value of $ 800,000, this fine watch exudes of sophistication and daring.
The watch is clad in 826 baguette-cut diamonds, 23 brilliant-cut diamonds, and one rose-cut diamond for the crown. 170 of the baguette diamonds proudly pave the face of the dial, which features power reserve and moon phase indicators. The diamonds are all set in 18k gold.
Aside from these precious white gems, the setup also includes 22 rubies. Completing the watch is a fine strap made of alligator leather.
4. Blancpain Tourbillon Diamants
There’s a total of 480 baguette-cut diamonds that adorn this skilfully crafted timepiece, with the stones crusting the bracelet, bezel, and the case.
The number 4 of ourTop 5 Most expensive Watches in teh world has the value of $ 1.8 million.
The diamonds are layered like a brick wall in the bracelet and inside the dial. The glass in the face of the watch is made of high grade sapphire crystal.
The case and bracelet are fashioned from white gold. And you don’t need to worry about water getting inside, since the watch is waterproof. However, getting your hands on this watch can be tricky, as this magnificent piece is only available on request.
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3. Cartier Secret Phoenix Watch
Bold, brave, and totally different, this fine piece from Cartier is one of the most unique timepieces in the world.
The Cartier Secret Phoenix Watch costs $2.7 million and its design makes the watch seem more like a bracelet. A total of 3,010 brilliant-cut diamonds are set in 18-karat rhodium-plated white gold. Precious emeralds act as the phoenix’s eyes.
2. Piaget Emperador Temple
481 brilliant-cut diamonds, 207 baguette-cut diamonds, and one emerald-cut diamond adorn this magnificent timepiece. 360 of the diamonds are set on the bracelet while the rest are layered on the watch’s bezel and dial.
But what makes this timepiece so interesting is that there is a secret watch hidden underneath the first one. Pop it open and you will see 162 brilliant-cut diamonds and 11 baguette-cut diamonds flashing from the inside.
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All of this in the value of $3.5 million
1. Hublot’s Big Bang Watch
Big Bang Watch is the most expensive watch in the world, with the value of $5 million.
Hublot is crafted using the combined expertise of 12 master cutters, 5 stone setters, and took 14 months of labor. Each of the 1,282 diamonds is carefully selected to match the design and the concept of the Big Bang.
What makes this more expensive than others is that there is only one of its kind in this world and it was commissioned by Beyoncé as a gift to her husband Jay-Z at his 43rd birthday.
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