Have you ever wondered what it would be like to buy a Ferrari? What about owning a luxury watch worth more than the well-known Italian supercar?
Ferrari's most affordable 2017 model is the California T, starting at just over $206,000. But when it comes to the world of some of the most expensive, high-end luxury watches, a quarter million dollars won't get you one.
Read on to learn about 10 watches that are more expensive than a Ferrari.
1. Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication
The Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication watch will set you back $800,000.
Blancpain is a subsidiary of the Swatch Group and is made up of 740 different pieces. This handmade piece of Haute Horlogerie is made even more unique by its platinum case and crocodile skin strap.
2. Hublot Black Caviar Bang
Hublot's Black Caviar Bang is one of the most stunning watches on the market.
It was released in 2009 and there are 501 baguette-cut black diamonds on the timepiece. It's also encased in 18-karat white gold, which makes it a truly beautiful watch.
Like the idea of wearing this on your wrist? It can be yours for $1 million.
3. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon
Patek Philippe has been designing handmade Swiss watches since 1839.
It's Sky Moon Tourbillon stands out as a truly complex timepiece -- and because of its $1.3 million price tag. It has a chronograph with the day of the week, month and moon phase. It's also a piece of art, with a polished case and black leather strap.
4. Patek Philippe Platinum World Time
Patek Philippe earns another spot on this list with its Platinum World Time watch. In 2002, it sold at an auction for $4 million.
What was behind the massive bid? It is the only one ever made and still considered the most expensive watch of all time. It was manufactured in 1939 and the face shows the time for 42 major cities and 24 time zones.
5. Vacheron Constantin Tour de I'lle
Vacheron Constantin is a Swiss watchmaker founded in 1755.
It has a reputation for high-end luxury but the Tour de I'lle is in a class of its own. The watch was released in 2005 as part of Vacheron Constantin's 250th anniversary.
The watch is made of 18-karat gold with non-reflective glass and comes at a price of $1.5 million.
6. Piaget Emperador Temple
The Piaget Emperador Temple is completely covered in diamonds and has an estimated price of $3.3 million.
The watch is larger than many timepieces so that it can accommodate the diamonds. It's also unique in that it has a lid covered in diamonds that opens to reveal the time.
7. Chopard Super Ice Cube
Chopard's Super Ice Cube earned the name because of 60-karats of cube-shaped diamonds that adorn it.
The watch is remarkable in that it is scratch resistant and has 100 feet of water resistance. But would you really want to take a $1.1 million watch with you during a dip in the pool?
8. Chopard 201
The Chopard 201 is covered in 201 karats of diamonds and is perhaps just as much a piece of art as it is a timepiece.
It was designed in the 19th Century and sold at an auction for $25 million. It's also full of heart-shaped diamonds that add to the flash of this beautiful watch.
9. Louis Moinet Magistralis
The Louis Moinet Magistralis has a price tag of $860,000 and is truly unique.
It includes a piece of a meteorite found on the moon. It can also help you keep the time forever, as it has a perpetual calendar function built-in to the watch.
10. Hublot Classic Fusion Joaillerie $1 Million
Hublot's Classic Fusion Joaillerie $1m is one of a kind that can be yours for, you guessed it, $1 million.
This watchmaker releases just eight of these each year and these include 1,185 diamonds. The face of the watch is also clear, which allows you to look right inside to the heart of the automatic movement.
Wrapping Up: Buying Luxury Watches
Luxury watches, like fine automobiles, are truly a work of art. These watches stand out for their unique design, flair and their price tag.
Are you interested in buying a more affordable, luxury timepiece?
At Johnston Jewelers, we are experienced watch dealers, selling reputable luxury brands like Rolex, Breitling and more. Contact us today to learn more about these watches and our other fine jewelry!