News-Antique.com - Sep 30,2011 - 10) Louis Moinet Magistralis: $860,000
The Magistralis is a unique, one-of-a-kind watch featuring a piece of 2000 year-old lunar meteorite. It also features a 100-year-old complication movement including minute repeater, perpetual calendar and single-pusher chronograph functions, and comes with a stand that amplifies the sound of the watch’s minute repeater.
9) Hublot Black Caviar Bang: $1 million
The unique watch won the Grand Prix de Genève Jewelry Watch prize in 2009, and is encrusted with 544 black baguette-cut diamonds. It also features an 18 carat white gold case, and was created over 2,000 hours of craftsmanship.
8) The Chopard Super Ice Cube: $1.1 million
The Chopard Super Ice cube resembles just that – an ice cube, due to its square 18K white gold case encrusted with baguette-cut diamonds. It also features a dial and 18K white gold bracelet similarly set with baguette diamonds, and a precision Swiss quartz movement.
7) Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon: $1.3 million
The Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon has over 694 handmade components, and features two faces; one showing solar time and a perpetual date calendar, with the other showing moon phases on a map of the night sky. It also offers a minute reader, a tourbillion, the display of sidereal time and a 24 hour hand.
6) Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile: $1.5 million
Produced in a limited edition of seven, the Vacheron Constantin Tour de l’Ile was created to makrk the company’s 250th anniversary. It features 834 parts, and offers a tourbillon, a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar, sunset time, second time zone, the equation of time and the representation of the night sky.
5) Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4: $2.7 million
The Franck Muller Aeternitas Mega 4 is the world’s most complicated watch, with 1,483 components and 36 complications (25 of which are visible). Featuring, amongst other complications, the world’s first eternal calendar, the first of its kind was sold in 2009 to the American watch collector Michael J. Gould for a price of $2.7 million.
4) Patek Philippe’s Platinum World Time: $4 million
The 1939 Platinum World Time watch features a self-winding mechanism and allows the user to tell the time in 24 cities around the world (one for each time zone). The unique 1939 model was sold by the auction house Antiquorum in 2002 for more than $4 million.
3) Patek Philippe Ref. 1527 wristwatch - $5.7 million
The unique, historically important 18K gold perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch was manufactured in 1943. The forerunner to a generation of Patek Philippe watches, it was sold during a Christies auction in Geneva in 2010 for a price of $5,708,885.
2) Patek Philippe’s Supercomplication: $11 million
The Patek Philippe Supercomplication is a one-of-a-kind 18 carat gold pocket watch, created in 1933 for the American businessman Henry Graves. It features 24 complications, a record which lasted until 1989, and sold at a Sotheby’s auction in 1999 for a price of $11,002,500.
1) 201-carat Chopard: $25 million
This gemstone-encrusted watch features an amazing total of