Expensive watches – when fine watchmaking reaches astronomical prices
Quality comes at a price, and getting hold of a top end luxury timepiece can involve a pretty major financial investment. Of course, models in the £900 to £2,700 range aren't exactly cheap, but those still count as fairly modest sums in the rarified world of expensive watches. The use of precious materials such as diamonds, platinum or gold, the presence of sophisticated complications (a watch movement's additional functions), plus the prestige of the brand – all of these help to determine how many zeros go on the end of the price tag.
Other factors in the price of expensive watches can be rarity, or an association with celebrities or historical figures. For instance, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona "Paul Newman"sold for an unbelievable $17.7 million. Believed to be lost from 1983 to 2007, the Breguet Marie Antoinette Grand Complication was allegedly made for the ill-fated French queen in 1782. The watch is valued at $30 million, which is equivalent to approximately £23.8 million.
The fine art of watchmaking: an overview of expensive watch brands
Terms such as expensive and inexpensive are always relative, but no discussion of this topic would be complete without mentioning three brands from Switzerland that operate at the very top end of the market while also offering more affordable, four digit alternatives. With these brands you are guaranteed excellence across several different price ranges.
Arguably the most famous luxury watch brand in the world, Rolex has always stood for mechanical perfection. The company's prestige is such that every new launch automatically becomes a bestseller. And it's a success that's thoroughly deserved, thanks to the watches' sporty elegance and advanced technology. In our online store you'll find expensive watches from Rolex such as the Day-Date and Yacht Master.
Patek Philippe is the epitome of watchmaking as an art form. This brand is peerless when it comes to embellishing its designs with gemstones and finely worked precious materials. Some of the most complicated and costly models in the world come from this celebrated Geneva-based company. Discover a fair deal on expensive watches from Patek Philippe in our online shop.
Hublot merges sleek, eye-catching modern design with traditional Swiss craftsmanship. The brand's models are made from a wide variety of materials that together create a feeling of extravagant luxury. In our online store we offer expensive watches from Hublot at fair prices.
Sporty luxury – expensive watches for men
Whether you want a dress watch for red carpet events or a utility watch for your latest daring adventure, the high-end luxury market offers timepieces that are much more than just status symbols. Discover a large selection of expensive watches for men in our online store at hotly competitive prices.
Elegant, refined design language – expensive watches for women
Whether set with diamonds or fashioned from titanium, the variety of women's watches has never been greater. Renowned brands such as Rolex, Cartier and Breitling all offer breathtaking models for female customers, harmonising sophisticated technology with chic contemporary looks. Discover expensive watches for women at attractive prices in our scintillating online boutique.
CHRONEXT: selling expensive watches made easy
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