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Top 10 Most Expensive Watches in 2009

Posted 5 years, 10 months ago


Well, here we are, it's 2009 and we thought it would be a great idea for us, the watch enthusiasts, to try to give an answer to a simple question: Which are the world's most expensive watches in 2009? So, we decided to take all the luxury watchmakers' catalogues that we have received and browse them in order to find the most expensive timepieces that you can buy today.

In compiling the top 10 most expensive watches of 2009 list, our team had a pretty hard job. Since we are more fascinated with mechanical men's watches than with the ladies' watches dripping with jewels, we decided to give the priority to the timepieces that represent unique masterpieces in the watchmaking industry.

Most of you agree that a watch is a watch. It's purpose is just to tell time. But, for some people a watch is much more. It symbolises one's social and financial status. Most of these watches are more expensive than a car or even a house. Yes, the watches can be very expensive, so read on to learn more about the most expensive watches of 2009.

1. Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 P


Price: $1.49 million (1,06 million EUR)

The most expensive modern wristwatch

Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 PA platinum Patek Philippe tourbillon watch became the most expensive modern wristwatch to be sold at auction when it fetched HK$11.75 million ($1.49 million) in Hong Kong on April 10, 2008.

The "Ref. 5002 P Sky Moon Tourbillon" wristwatch with a double dial is considered the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by the renowned Swiss watchmaker. Only two such watches are made every year, one in platinum and one in rose gold. The watch, made in 2003, was bought by an Asian private buyer at the Sotheby's auction.

The previous auction record for a modern wristwatch was a Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile, ranked 2nd on this list, which was sold by the auction house Antiquorum for $1.4 million in Geneva in 2005.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 is the most complicated wristwatch ever produced by Patek Philippe and also the workshop's first double-face wristwatch. Its movement consists of 686 parts, some of which are microscopically small. This rare and exceptional timepiece features mechanical movement that must be manually wound, a minute repeater with tourbillon escapement, chime with two cathedral gongs activated by a slide piece in the case, perpetual calendar with retrograde date hand, hours and minutes of mean solar time, day, month, leap year by hands and moon age. The platinum case measures 42.8 mm.

2. Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'Ile


Price: $1.4 million (994,000 EUR)

World's most complex watch ever made

Vacheron Constantin Tour de l'IleOf all the wristwatches imagined and produced by Vacheron Constantin to celebrate its 250th anniversary, the Tour de l'Ile is a study in superlatives. Calling this a "Grande Complication" model is a dramatic understatement: it is, in fact, the world's most complex watch ever made, with its original combination of 16 complications that can be read off on a double-face display. Its design-engineers have developed a calibre smoothly integrating a series of grand horological complications and astronomical indications in order to make it a genuine wristwatch that is perfectly suited to and comfortable on the wrist.

It took the Vacheron Constantin design-engineers and the watchmakers over 10,000 hours of research and development to create this sheer masterpiece of horological technique, named in reference to one of the historical sites of the venerable firm, located next to the current Maison Vacheron Constantin on the Quai de l'Ile. An additional statistic provides an instant glimpse of the density of this exceptional calibre: no less than 834 parts are housed within a case measuring 47 mm in diameter.

The gold case with its hand-soldered lugs, which maintains beautiful and harmonious proportions despite its substantial content, is now distinguished by a symmetrical double protuberance on either side of the bezel. This miniature horological marvel, which will go down in the history of the wristwatch and of watchmaking in general, is produced in a strictly limited edition of just 7.

3. Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar Bang


Price: $1 million (727,000 EUR)

The quintessence of "invisible visibility" in a uniform range of black tones

Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar BangSwiss manufacturer of luxury watches Hublot has recently introduced one million dollar watch Black Caviar Bang. This watch's setting is very complex. The difficulty resides in the unusual lines of the Big Bang case - round but with sharp angles. The white gold, one-piece construction of the case does not reveal one grain of gold, and the diamonds, cut in mysterious ways, seem to hold together as if by magic. The only visible feature is the black and deep tones of the diamonds, shining in their harmonious alignment.

This unique piece, which houses a Tourbillon, symbolises the fusion between watchmaking and jewellery, tradition and technology, glittering and invisibility. The vibration which emanates from it gives rise to an emotion tinged with fascination.

Creating this exceptional watch demanded over 2000 hours of meticulous work, from design to final adjustment, without forgetting the research and development, programming of the machines, choice of tools, diamond cutting, optical checking of each part, and setting and casing.

The case, in 18kt white gold, is covered with 322 black diamonds (25 carats). The crystal is an AR-coated sapphire, as is the display back. The bezel, done in 18kt white gold, is covered with 179 black diamonds (6 carats). Movement is the Hublot caliber HUB Solo T, a 1 minute Tourbillon Volant, manual-wind with special black finishing. The watch has 24 jewels, beats at 21,600 bph and has a power reserve of 120 hours. The bracelet is rubber with an 18kt white gold closure covered with 30 black diamonds (3.5 carats). The watch is manufactured in limited edition of just one piece.

4. Louis Moinet Magistralis


Price: $868,000 (631,000 EUR)

One of a kind watch with real pieces of the Moon

Louis Moinet MagistralisSwiss watchmaker Louis Moinet has recently presented a watch with real pieces of the Moon! These pieces are from a lunar meteorite that was ejected from the Moon 2,000 years ago. The meteorite has been authenticated by the University of California. Moonstone is an extremely rare material that is even more expensive than gold and platinum combined.

The movement of Magistralis was created a hundred years ago. Designed in the Vallee de Joux, it was made in Geneva and bears the Poincon de Genève quality hallmark. It beats at 18,000 vibrations per hour and features a (double-bladed) self-compensating balance and a flame-blued Breguet balance spring.

The case is made of 5N and 3N 18-carat rose gold. Its brand-signature design stands out especially for its crown guard (patent pending) and its chronograph button guard at 12 o'clock. The perpetual calendar function displays the day, date and month over four years.

Magistralis is an extraordinary watch representing the expert craftsmanship of the time-honoured art of Haute Horlogerie. It is one of a kind, unlike any other, and will never be repeated.

5. Blancpain 1735, Grande Complication


Price: $800,000 (582,000 EUR)

Six masterpieces merged in a single construction

Blancpain Grande Complication 1735Blancpain's expert watchmakers devised a daunting challenge: merging their six earlier masterpieces into a single construction. For no other reason than the secret pleasure of outdoing themselves. Despite countless doubts and dead ends, talent and preservance ultimately got them there. After six years, against all odds, fulfillment was at finally hand. In homage to the year of foundation of the House of Blancpain, they called the new watch 1735. Almost magical in its intricacy, its movement's original design comprises an impressive 740 parts and components.

A truly inspired achievement, the Blancpain 1735's horological wizardry provides a rare and altogether convincing demonstration that, at least for the best watchmakers, impossibility is only relative.

The 1735 is the fruit of a year of loving labor by a single watchmaker. With its 740 individual hand-finished components, the 1735 remains the world's most complicated automatic winding wristwatch produced in a series. The platinum case measures 42 mm, the strap is croco leather. Movement is the automatic Caliber 1735, with 950 platinum rotor and a power reserve of 80 hours.

6. Breguet pocket watch 1907BA/12


Price: $734,000 (540,000 EUR)

The most expensive pocket watch

Breguet 1907BA/12Breguet is one of the oldest and most respected names in the watchmaking industry, the company being around for more than 225 years and being credited for the invention of one of the most famous watch complication, the tourbillon.

Although it's now a part of the Swatch group of companies, the Swiss watchmaker keeps coming up with all sorts of extremely special timepieces, some of them instantly becoming a collector's item, due both to their high (sometimes enormous) price tags, as well as their one-of-a-kind features.

Breguet Classique "Grande Complication" pocket-watch in 18-carat yellow gold features grand strike and tourbillon, hand-engraved and hand-wound movement with 2-way rotating crown, off-centred chapter ring, centre minute hand, silvered gold dial, hand-engraved on a rose-engine and sapphire caseback.

Breguet's Grand Complications pay tribute to the two-century-old equivalence between Breguet watchmaking and advanced mechanical science. Building a grand complication confronts watchmakers with a maze of technical difficulties that challenge not only their skills but also their powers of invention. Thinking and working in four dimensions, generations of Breguet watchmakers have demonstrated the summit of their art in repeaters, perpetual calendars and tourbillon watches. Breguet protects its latest developments in perpetual calendars with two patents.

7. Audemars Piguet Grande Complication


Price: $526,000 (395,000 EUR)

Audemars Piguet most expensive timepiece

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande ComplicationAudemars Piguet is another manufacturer of expensive Swiss watches. Tradition, excellence, daring: it is based on these three fundamental values that Manufacture Audemars Piguet perpetuates the art of Haute Horlogerie. At each stage of its history, it has proved capable of adopting the latest avant-garde technologies and of placing them in the service of hand craftsmanship, thereby creating exceptional timepieces.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication is a selfwinding watch that features perpetual calendar indicationg the day, the week, the moon phases, the month and the leap years.

It also features minute repeater, split-seconds chronograph and small seconds at 9 o'clock. 18-carat white gold case and bracelet, transparent sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 20 metres. Limited production.

Reference No: 25865BC.0.1105BC.01


8. Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan


Price: $490,000 (351,000 EUR)

World's first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime

Ulysse Nardin Genghis KhanIn 2002 Ulysse Nardin proudly presented a watch beyond all considerations of practicability, a piece of art more than a mere timepiece; the Genghis Khan, world's first wristwatch featuring a Westminster chime with minute repeater, automatons and tourbillon.

A dial made of massive onyx features four figures, meticulously chased from gold. The figures show Mongolian warriors, thus explaining the watch's strange name, which remembers the founder of the largest empire in humankind's history, Genghis Khan (born 1155, or 1162, or 1167; died 1227). Each time the Westminster chimes or the repeater is engaged, the figures are fighting with their characteristically curved swords or trying to catch a small ring with a spear, while riding a impressively crafted horse.

The visible one minute Tourbillon is integrated into the aventurine dial. Opaque or translucent, containing crystals that were engendered by fire in molten glass, aventurine scintillates, subtyl flecked with all possible shades of red, yellow and grey. Forged by human hands, often compared to the philoshopher's stone, aventurine contains the secrets of the master jeweler's aclhemy.

All this is encased in 18k gold of 42 mm diameter, and in spite of its repeater activation slider it is watertight down to 30 meters.

9. Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Westminster


Price: $334,000 (239,000 EUR)

The watch with a musical movement

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric WestminsterLess known Swiss watch manufacturer Parmigiani Fleurier has created a fairly large number of high-end, hand-made timepieces over the years. One of the extraordinary models Parmigiani has launched recently is the Toric Westminster model, designed to reproduce on a much smaller scale the movement and chime of the famous Westminster Abbey clock.

Parmigiani Fleurier Toric Westminster watch is equipped with a minute repeater that strikes the hours, quarters and minutes on four gongs to the tune of the Westminster chimes.

Furthermore, Toric Westminster features the GMT function with rapid correction by push-button indicates a 24-hour second time zone and the prestigious tourbillon that smoothes out position errors of the escapement.

It's also quite interesting to note the fact that the design of the bridges and the finishing carried out conveys the beauty of the movement. Although the design and functions are the first to draw the customer's attention, the interior of the Toric Westminster is equally important.

Toric Westminster mechanism, codenamed PF255.01, features no less than 42 jewels, has a diameter of 27 mm, works at a frequency of 21.600 vibrations per hour and offers users an overall power reserve of min 75 hours.

10. Girard-Perregaux Opera Three


Price: $316,000 (226,000 EUR)

Ultra-miniaturized music box

Girard-Perregaux Opera ThreeGirard-Perregaux is one of the few authentic Swiss watch manufactures. For over two centuries now, Girard-Perregaux has been renown for its many remarkable creations, among them the emblematic Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges. From the research and development stage right through to the final adjustments made by master watchmakers, Girard-Perregaux continues to enrich its heritage through its Haute Horlogerie collection.

Opera Three model was launched way back in 2003 and it is a device that actually incorporates an ultra-miniaturized music box.

This Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three watch in platinum features a 43 mm case with an elegant silver dial shown here on a black alligator strap. The Girard-Perregaux Haute Horlogerie Opera Three also features a mechanical manual wound movement with an hourstriker complication and the ability to play two separate melodies, a power reserve indicator and sub seconds.

It's important to mention that the device works at a frequency of 28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz), and provides a power reserve of minimum 50 hours.

The Opera Three watch is able to sound the passing hours with a melody. The movement's miniature carillon is composed of a keyboard with 20 blades and a drum whose surface has around 150 hand-mounted pins. A selector allows a choice between two different tunes. A lever can disconnect the sound or allow it to play upon demand.

The music played can be personalized to taste. The Opera Three watch from Girard-Perregaux is yet another one of those ultra-expensive timepieces that almost break the half-a-million barrier.

HONORABLE MENTIONS


IWC Grande Complication Ref. IW927016


Price: $230,000 (165,000 EUR)

One of the world's most demanding wristwatches

IWC Grande Complication IW927016IWC Grande Complication Ref. IW927016 consists of total of 659 mechanical parts, 71 of them jewels, twelve patents and 21 functions and displays, including a perpetual calendar for the next 500 years, together with perpetual moon phase display made of polished goldstone representing a star-stubbed night sky. Working inside the case are a chronograph and a highly complex minute repeater activated through an all-or-nothing piece slide.

This wonderful invention chimes out the time in crystal-clear tones, which are activated by the slide on the left-hand side of the case. Two tiny, precision-made hammers are released and chime the time in hours, quarters and minutes on two gongs. The striking mechanism is a technical tour de force. Initially, the chimes were inaudible outside the solid platinum case, so the glass was freely suspended on a platinum membrane to enable it to amplify the vibrations produced by the gongs via the sound transmission pin.

The case, too, finished in solid platinum with a fineness of 95 percent or 18 ct. rose gold, is first-class. Despite the complex design of the case, the Grande Complication is unaffected by superficial water splashes. Production limited to 20 watches per year.

A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Perpetual


Price: $152,000 (110,000 EUR)

A unique timepiece for the moment and for eternity

A. Lange & Sohne Datograph PerpetualIn the Datograph Perpetual, Lange combines two classic complications - the chronograph (for short time measurements) and the perpetual calendar - in one landmark watch that is also enriched with many of the manufactory's acclaimed new-era attributes.

This masterpiece by Lange is the first wristwatch that incorporates a chronograph and a perpetual calendar. It no doubt represents the most classic combination of complications, capturing the moment, the present, and eternity. Additionally, it is endowed with all of the features that make Lange timepieces so distinctive. It owes its harmonious personality to the subtly offset symmetry of the solid-silver dial.

The Datograph Perpetual can stop times of up to 30 minutes with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second.

The movement is the automatic Caliber L952.1. The platinum case measures 41mm. When fully wound, the spring barrel of the Datograph Perpetual has a power reserve of 36 hours. The accuracy of the watch originates from a glucydur balance with eccentric poising weights, a Lange balance spring, and with a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour. The watch consists of 556 individaul parts that must be assembled and adjusted to interact flawlessly in a time-consuming process.

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Readers Comments (80)

moe says 5 years, 10 months ago:
hey, look check, theree iz no fucking rolex. Ima snap put u ina trap, and leave u to get scrapped. Rolex rolls, best watches record, yeah it holds, freezes ur handz when u touch it, yeah itz cold.
Ricad de Souza says 5 years, 10 months ago:
Dear Sir, A fantastic article with great credibility. I would like to know if you can help me with one trade mark called La Maisonette, pocket watch, 1906. Thank you so much. Yours sincerely. Mr De Souza
Fahad Hussain (Pak) says 5 years, 9 months ago:
they r not enough.I bet that im having the most expensive watch of the world....its a bet.....?anybody there to challenge me im waiting.
suuntofan says 5 years, 9 months ago:
I wouldn't change my Suunto X9i for any of these luxury watches
Pierre Praddor III says 5 years, 9 months ago:
I highly assure you individuals that none of you have any such wrist watch even close to value of these remarkable peices of art. My LV watch valuing over 100K is not even close to these watches.
Freckleton says 5 years, 9 months ago:
My Rolex is not on the list :-( -- any how, the time is never right. I need a replacement. I like the platinum Patek Philippe tourbillon. I must look into it some more.
Jeremy Krieg says 5 years, 9 months ago:
Well, gentlemen I must admit, I do not have nor do I anticipate ever owning one, but I must agree with Mr. Praddor, these art amazing works of art. If I could afford one I'd jump at the chance to own one.
juan says 5 years, 9 months ago:
Rolex = the General Motors of Swiss watches, don't expect to see them on a list like this soon.
covaikrishnaraj says 5 years, 8 months ago:
Born to live with Hublot one million us doller BLACK CAVIAR BANG.I wish them success. Ramasamy G Krishnaraj
babes says 5 years, 8 months ago:
hey Guys??? are you all insane those watches are CHEAP I have a 2.5million dollars watch a real diamond on it....
jesus christo says 5 years, 7 months ago:
that is the dumbest thing ive ever seen
Achod Nevrous says 5 years, 7 months ago:
Hey guys forgot about the Jean Dunand timepieces ??? the SHABAKA that is worth $525,000.00 ....
Human being.... says 5 years, 7 months ago:
Listen with all due respect...and i am not going to name names...you are all wankers!!! seriously...life is bigger than "gentlemen" and 2 million dollar pieces of metal that tick...seriously look at yourselves long and hard!! all of you yuppy rich thieves...i would jump at the chance to teach you to be human.
the man says 5 years, 7 months ago:
yo my bulova bets all of y'alls
Boston says 5 years, 7 months ago:
That genghis khan one is very nice. Open it up and stud it with some diamonds about 4 small flawless ones and presto you got the best in the world. Ill take mine platinum with a black face please.. I wish
Hani Motiwala says 5 years, 7 months ago:
Salute to Patek
nekta says 5 years, 7 months ago:
i bashed it with a hammer and it got run over by a car . apart from a scratch my zulu time anonimo is a beast somehow i dont think any of the above would fare as well
kyla says 5 years, 7 months ago:
such a bullshit - all of this mother fuckin watches, who dares to use this piece of shit...
sam says 5 years, 6 months ago:
check out the invicta sub aqua noma III 7750 swiss valjoux A BEAST OF A WATCH
Dieune Bany says 5 years, 6 months ago:
I am a watch lover, but i can't afford any watches that i really love.They are very unique.I am working very hard to get one some day.If you have a pre-own you want to give some one, i will be glad to get contacted at 954 5602501.Thank you.
Duka says 5 years, 6 months ago:
Dieune Bany, I didn't know there are bums on the Internet.
methun says 5 years, 6 months ago:
hehehe.....c how expensive the time
Dak Cohen says 5 years, 6 months ago:
Forgive me for being stubborn, but I am still a lover of the Omega speedmaster, and the Breitling cockpit. Rolex's style has become to loud for me, there covered with diamonds and gold, there comes a certian point when a watch has to much merchandise on it
wattt says 5 years, 5 months ago:
now im ashamed to have a jacobs =(
Rated R says 5 years, 5 months ago:
I will keep my Tagheuer...Thank you
kyle robertson says 5 years, 5 months ago:
there is people dieing in the world and there is people that would rather spen over 1 million on a thing that keeps time
mehak says 5 years, 5 months ago:
very nice watches, i havent ever seen just like this
dj shadow says 5 years, 5 months ago:
im a watch fanatic and a watch technician.im amaze when i see all that watch,that was really fantastic..they deserve all the prize..i wish i could have any of those...
Jake Miller says 5 years, 5 months ago:
Great watches! I think the list should have been posted from 10 to 1, not giving away the most expensive right away. However, the value doesn't do all the justice these watches. Amazing pieces!!!
banjo says 5 years, 5 months ago:
only people with extremely small dicks will wear this
usman says 5 years, 4 months ago:
nice hand watches...
marcy says 5 years, 4 months ago:
i didnt know ali g was on this list...all these guys have something normal to say but this loser below
Shelun says 5 years, 4 months ago:
Hey i am a mongolian studying in Uk i was shocked when a saw the watch named Mongolian King if i was rich i would buy it so proud of my country
Dreddy Nwagbara says 5 years, 4 months ago:
This is proof that time is money.
fcku says 5 years, 4 months ago:
you guys are all rich ass holes. there is no need for a 2 mill dallar watch. why cant you just get a nice 10 dallar watch from wal mart
muhammed says 5 years, 3 months ago:
great watches , but what makes them so expensive ? anything special ..
Luxfare says 5 years, 3 months ago:
I love watches and last year bought a nice $4800 Maurice Lacroix squelette watch, it looks alot more expensive and complicated than most of these tells the time accurately, and If I look after it will be able to hand it down to my eventual children.And I'm not rich as it took a year to pay it off, without meaning to sound hypocritical how on earth can a watch really be worth $1mill.
Aaron says 5 years, 3 months ago:
Absolutely crazy! if theres anyone out there that can afford to buy anyone of these watches then you wouldnt mind helping me out with alittle bit of cash...mail me if you do!! aaronwallisch@googlemail.com
king7764 says 5 years, 3 months ago:
its funny, now a days everyone carring thr cellphones and u can chek not only local but world time in it.. whn did u last chek time in ur wrist watch? isnt it just show off? rather my I-PHONE is beta,..haha
gurlie gurl says 5 years, 3 months ago:
omg my betsey johnson watch is sooo much better than those!
felix says 5 years, 2 months ago:
wow.............
Bob says 5 years, 2 months ago:
They are all so hideous! Who has the money to do buy things like that other than those who live in 90210 (Beverly Hills)! In that case, I'll take two. One for each wrist! hehehe... I'll take the money, and pay of all of the debts! (house, cars...) Really people, THINK!
DAMAN says 5 years, 2 months ago:
NOT MY TYPEEEEEE
CASIO RULES says 5 years, 2 months ago:
I RATHER HAVE THE DIGITAL CASIO I HAD WHEN I WAS A KID (TELEMEMO 50) IT COULD HOLD 50 PHONENUMBERS FROM MY FRIENDS. AND STILL GIVE ME AN ACCURATE TIME, AND MANY OTHER FEATURES. PRICE?? $15 MAYBE $20. DON'T YA THINK. AND THE COMMENT ABOUT THE "SMALL DICKS" YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!!!!!
himanshi says 5 years, 2 months ago:
asewome collection of watchs
Dak Cohen says 5 years, 1 month ago:
OMEGA is my favorite brand to turn to, ive always worn Omega Sea masters
fidel says 5 years, 1 month ago:
there are magnificent but what happen to the rolex,couse i fully supports it 100% (fidgast@yahoo.com)
yna says 5 years, 1 month ago:
the watchs is very expenses
kervin says 5 years, 1 month ago:
i will buy one
tee says 5 years ago:
this is real watches,i respect those that built it,they are great ones.
KERRY says 5 years ago:
Ulysse Nardin Genghis Khan
SCURY says 5 years ago:
girard perregaux this is good i like it
raja says 5 years ago:
theses are sik
N Salim says 5 years ago:
These watches are extreme work of engineering. It amazes me that humans can reach such extremity. That is the reason why they are worth what they do. Putting a diamond on it will only insult these fine magnificent timepieces. I would be proud to own any of these. As far as people dying of hunger and poverty is concerned, i can assure you that the people who own these watches do more for charity than some of the ignorants who have posted comments. I bet they have nothing else to do. Everyone is blessed differently. Those who can afford and have appreciation for fine workmanship, should not be criticized.
jonny balzac says 5 years ago:
I have had many fine watches that I am constantly having problems with. I bought an $80 Fossil before enlisting in the the military 12 years ago, that is the only one still ticking. And, I wear the Fossil on all the hazardous and dirty trips, wouldnt want to scratch my Breitling. Ya, your watch cost $36,000, but mine has been run over by a C-130 and it still works.
Ed Lopez says 5 years ago:
These watches transcend time keeping. They are objects of art and mechanical wonders. Ceratinly, someone can take a picture of the Mona Lisa and clean it up. It might look beter than the original, but would that be "art"? The same applies here. If you want clean photo copy, by all means. Some of us would prefer having the real thing, and can afford them. Oh, and by the way, I donate to charity (money, time, ands services) more than 99.9% of the population. I guess I'm just lucky.
Mr Bata says 4 years, 12 months ago:
It is only the bitter inner-ego lashing out that leads to comments such as those displayed here. For it is only when one has tasted the finer things of life that one can appreciate them. Not having leads to longing, and it manifests itsself on fora such as these. Humans despise that which they cannot understand (it is so clear at times such as these) and we fail to see just how unconscious we really are to the inner-ego. If one buys a watch for $1.5 million, we turn and label them as selfish, "yuppies", ignorant... Yet at the same time, we overlook that it takes extraordinary faith to accomplish what would earn such priveledge, one speaks of those who have dared to venture, to risk, to push to the limits the bounds of human ingenuity, and indeed those that have created even the keyboards we now type on. They have taken us into another paradigm, another chapter in human history. Let us not, due to our lack of creativity, guts or understanding, lash out at those who have done more for humanity than even the collected efforts of most of those posting on this forum. Be critical of the ego, even to he who has the means to buy these pieces, let it be in appreciation of the ingenuity, of the artistry, and know that the watch itsself is unstable, perishable, never let it define who You are. Only then can you trully "own" it, even if you have already purchsed it; for otherise, it really owns you. I thank you.
Ryan says 4 years, 12 months ago:
hahaha get a life. Why spend so much money on something as worthless as a watch?
edward says 4 years, 12 months ago:
Can I know what is the special thing in the Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon Ref. 5002 P, to be The most expensive modern wristwatch in the world in 2009,
joseph pereira,gass,vasai, India says 4 years, 11 months ago:
I had heard that late Pope john paul II, was wearing a most expensive wrist watch. would you please put some light on this ?
docent says 4 years, 11 months ago:
fucking great watches!
charles says 4 years, 11 months ago:
my watch is better, it says the same time but its cheaper
the RUSSIAN says 4 years, 11 months ago:
i like the 3rd one ,, 3. Hublot One Million $ Black Caviar Bang , where can i get this watch from ? hotlayth@yahoo.com here is my email please send back.
carl Portugal says 4 years, 11 months ago:
It's fascinating to see so rare and complex time pieces.It's way to expensive!But it all relies on your taste.So people's choice shouldn't be criticized.try to look things in an other view besides your own.
jb says 4 years, 10 months ago:
well put mr Bata,"here under my shirtsleeve,there is a watch. not just any watch my watch, reminding me its time to return home to the ones i love" thank you Rene Pannier, Nobody knows no much or how little a watch means to a person, as a working class man who justified buying my moon watch some years ago i am completely facinated by these watches and presume its all relative, when i heard of someone spending half a mill on a gold wii my thoughts were of people less fortunate, but a watch, thats something special, a well minded watch who knows which generation of your family could gaze upon its history,
you are all stupid says 4 years, 10 months ago:
You are all redic..... honestly you would spend 2 mill on a watch when there are people who are being killed because they dont have any food or water to drink honestly? get a heart and stop being so selfish
maru joi ricaoforte says 4 years, 9 months ago:
nice watches..
jason says 4 years, 9 months ago:
fuck u all... i have the blancpain..full diamond bugget watch worth 8.millon watch..only 1pcs
CometHunter says 4 years, 8 months ago:
Somewhat, surprised Jaeger-LeCoultre, Piaget or Chopard didn't make the list!
Derrique says 4 years, 8 months ago:
Wow Swiss Black Caviar Bang is indeed a mouth watering wrist watch, i desire to have on my wrist someday, in the nearnest future.Its so amazing having such a wonderful artistic design in a watch of its kind.....Sometimes such knowledgeability of owning any of those items in life could be so energizing,propelling towards becoming industrious as a person.
wealth says 4 years, 7 months ago:
i am rich how can i get them
pankaj yadav says 4 years, 6 months ago:
i can c time in ma mobile phone lolz
B says 4 years, 5 months ago:
Hey people are you insane. If you are really going to buy this watches then I don't know what to say. I can't pay my studies and you are going to pay millions of dollars in this watches. Of course it's cool to have such watch but people at the moment don't have money even for food. please think abuot it.
Tits Mcgee says 4 years, 2 months ago:
I like Watches.
Mbuso says 4 years, 2 months ago:
I like watches especially Rolex, can someone please buy me one.mbusolanga@gmail.com. God bless you.
asdfghjkl says 3 years, 6 months ago:
im soo kool i have a casio
SACHIN SAXENA says 3 years, 5 months ago:
NICE LOOK
sauarbh dada says 3 years, 5 months ago:
dear sir see i not want to take this watch and fuck them so iwill take aleast watch and it shows me aright time
Long Ago says 3 years, 3 months ago:
Digital wins "Hands Down"
b s sumanth says 3 years ago:
hope this is true
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