What are the Most Expensive Watch Brands in the World?

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Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Ultra Thin Men's Automatic Watch 1358420

Believe it or not there are many luxury watches that might just blow your mind when we look at the price tag. These expensive watch brands are definitely not for the upper middle class people but they are for the millionaires, billionaires, celebrities, and the elite class!

These watches are not for their daily use but a status symbol and for some it might be a hobby. Well, they can afford it. These are not ordinary watches but they are made of real gold, with all kinds of expensive precious stones inside them. Let’s have a look of the TOP 5 we have gathered together.

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5. A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Sohne 1815 mechanical-hand-wind white unisex-adult Watch 223.021 (Certified Pre-owned)

Founded in Germany in 1845.

Surprisingly this watch brand is a non-Swiss manufacturer unlike most of the other high-end watch brands. A. Lange & Söhne was founded by Ferdinand Adolph Lange.

The enterprise came to an end after the World War II, but in 1990 his great grandchild, Walter Lange, decided to re-establish his legacy, and needless to say it was a success.

This company has easily made its way to be the one most expensive and unique luxury brands. Their originality is what makes them different and better than the others. They manufacture less than 5,000 watches per year in Germany and they are the ones who started the trend of the “in house” design.

Their watches have a 45 to 72-hour power reserve and are made of platinum and gold. The whole balancing symmetry of the watches is what makes these watches so appealing and satisfying just to look at. They are perfection.

The Lange 1, one of their classics, is a perfect standard size, that’s suitable for formal wear. Lange introduced bigger versions of the Lange 1, called the Grand Lange 1.

An amazing fact about this watch is the hand-engraving of the balance cock of an A. Lange & Söhne can identify which watchmaker has been working on that specific watch.

Their watches typically range from $14,000 to $580,000.

4. Roger Dubuis

Roger Dubuis Easy Diver automatic-self-wind black mens Watch SE46.14.7.N/9 (Certified Pre-owned)

Founded in Switzerland in 1995.

Carlos Dias and Roger Dubuis are the founders of this newer business, as compared to its competitors. Roger Dubuis, a very talented watchmaker, initially developed watches for Patek Philippe for 14 years after which he created his own company.

But in this short amount of time, they have proven to be an extraordinary manufacturer of the finest timepieces. With the aim to reach the highest levels, which is called Haute Horlogerie, the company has made exceptional efforts.

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They use the most advanced technologies, and they meet all the requirements of the Geneva Seal. The Geneva Seal requirements aren’t just for ordinary manufacturers, and not every company can meet them. Roger Dubuis produces and decorates over 30 pieces entirely by hand to ensure the highest quality.

Roger Dubuis is the only manufacturer that conforms fully and is certified, therefore the Geneva Seal is stamped of each and every watch of theirs.

They are known for their brave style and bold appearance of their watches.

A Roger Dubuis can typically be purchased ranging between $11,000 to $156,000. However, there are a few outstanding pieces that sell for a lot more. The Excalibur Quatuor has an RD101 movement which doesn’t leave any room for error, making it perfectly accurate priced at $1,125,000.

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3. Jaegar LeCoulture

Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Grande Ultra Thin Men's Automatic Watch 1358420

Founded in Switzerland in 1833.

One of the oldest but the finest! Antoine LeCoultre, the founder, was one of the first to bring out something totally exquisite, like the world’s smallest caliber, their well-known most complicated wrist watch, and also the world’s first keyless watch.

Previously, many of the most expensive watch brands have purchased their movements from Jaeger LeCoultre. Some of them are Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Cartier, Vacheron Constantin and Patek Philippe.

They are famous for their unique designs and outstanding range, from classic to sport. They have something that will match everyone’s personality out there. It’s like they have specially made each watch to order since they have the benefit of making all their watch components in house.

It is heard that even the Patek Philippe watch makers wear Jaegar LeCoultre. Now what more can we say about this luxury watch brand?

Their watches range from $4,000 to more than one million like their Hybris Mechanica, which sells for $1,474,070. This watch has 1,300 parts which makes it so extraordinary.

2. Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin Carpe Historique 91030/000G Mens Watch in 18K White Gold (Certified Pre-Owned)

Founded in Switzerland in 1755.

The founder, Jean-Marc Vacheron, his grandson, Jacques-Barthélemy Vacheron took over the company in 1810 and partnered with François Constantin.

François Constantin travelled the world and marketed the watches everywhere and eventually got the opportunity to open many new markets, after which the Vacheron Constantin came into existence.

Many of their time pieces carry the Geneva seal, but not all. But this is enough to prove that they have the ability to manufacture amazing watches.

On the 260th anniversary, and the most complicated mechanical watch was revealed, named reference 57260. This watch boasts that it took eight years and three watch makers to come out with this legendary time piece, and it is said that it was sold for $25 million dollars.

It’s supposed to have 15 complications (a complication means any feature in a watch past the simple display of hours and minutes) and is cased in solid 18K gold. Its priced between $8 million and $20 million. And of course this is what makes it one of the most expensive watches brands today.

The “Fouad Watch” presented to his Majesty Kind Fouad I of Egypt, took 15 years to create. It has the Egyptian and Sudanese flag enameled on the case back and has a solid silver case.

Their exquisite, appealing designs is what makes their watches one of its own kind, and of course the price value as well!

1. Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe Gondolo mechanical-hand-wind mens Watch 5014 (Certified Pre-owned)

Founded in Switzerland in 1851.

Antoni Patek joined a French manufacturer Adrien Philippe to create the Patek Philippe watch brand. Usually, it takes Patek Philippe 9 months to just manufacture the most basic timepieces which aren’t with any special complications, or any other specialties.

The best master artisans and watchmakers hand make all their timepieces. The most experienced and the best of the best. They are known for their extremely complicated mechanisms.

Patek Philippe timepieces are meant for the connoisseurs and the collectors. They are not meant for mass production and mass consumption. Their time pieces are VERY rare. They have recorded sky high prices in auctions all over the world.

The company manufactures watches with white, yellow and rose gold materials. These are not just ordinary but are high quality materials that add sparkling shines to the watches that give it that luxury look and feel.

The Nautilus Series

The Nautilus series, that is for men and women both, consist of materials that are made of rose gold and yellow gold straps. For the ladies, the watches are created with more than hundreds of baguette diamonds with a weight of more than eight carats of the whole watch.

The Aquanaut series, again for both men and women has the specialty of tolerating water up to 120 meters in depth, this shows what kind of strong and sturdy materials would have been used.

Their normal price range is $10,000 to $780,000 but the most expensive ever sold was the Henry Graves Supercomplication sold for $24 million in 2014.

And these are the top 5 most expensive watch brands that we compiled in our list. All of these are a part of the Richemont Group except Patek Philippe. It’s actually so interesting to see how these watches have been made with such immense hard work which is why their prices are so mind blowing. Each watch brand has its own history, story, and how success led their way.