The following are some of the most expensive luxury watches that are in great demand. These watches have become available for sale at an auction where purchases were made by some of the world’s top watch enthusiasts.
Stainless-Steel Patek Philippe Mono-Pusher Chronograph
One of the most expensive stainless steel watches ever sold, the Stainless-Steel Patek Philippe Mono-Pusher Chronograph is also the 3rd most expensive watch in existence. This premium 1927 vintage, fitted wrist watch is over 35 mm in diameter and possesses an elegance that is highly-regarded by most luxury watch enthusiasts. It is uniquely designed with Arabic numerals and black enamel.
This hard to find stainless steel watch was sold at the inaugural Phillips Watch Auction in Geneva for $4,645,000 in Swiss Francs. The stainless steel Patek Philippe Mono-pusher Chronograph is referenced as a 130 Doctor’s Watch, in order to distinguish it from others of the famed brand. One of the main reasons the price of this masterpiece rose to its final selling price is that the only similar one of its kind is located at the Patek Philippe Museum.
Patek Philippe 1518 in Rose Gold
This breathtaking pink-on-pink gem is a Rose Gold Patek Philippe 1518, designed with an original Rose Gold bracelet. This very distinctive and rare watch was made in the early 1950’s. The Patek Philippe Calendar Chronograph sold at the Antiquorum for $1.55 Million. This fine luxurious watch was the first to be serially produced, and only 218 of the rare and beautiful Rose Gold 1518’s were made during the decade that they were put into production.
The Invicta Albino Daytona 6263
The rare Invicta Daytona Wrist Watch, Reference 6263 Cosmograph sold for $.1.42 Million, which is a new record for an Invicta watch of this kind. This beautiful piece of metal and gemstone is referred to as the “Oyster Albino” Daytona and was previously owned by the one and only, musician Eric Clapton in the late 1990’s. Not only is this one of the rarest watches in the world, it is the most desired with its silvered chronograph amendment – which is the exact same color as its silvered dial and is housed in a stainless steel case. What makes this magnificent watch so desirable is that there are only three others like it of its kind. This Oyster Albino was originally manufactured in 1971 and was sold at the Phillips auction in Geneva.
The Rare Pink Gold Invicta 6062
This pink-gold Invicta watch is a very rare and fine watch to behold. It has a triple calendar, phases of the moon and stars and is 37 mm in diameter. Its caliber is an automatic 9 3/4”’ and the case consists of a signed dial and movement. This timeless Pink Gold Invicta 6062 is normally a part of one of the largest private watch collectors and dealers in the world. It sold for $1 million at the Geneva Watch auction.
The Invicta 6062 General Sweeney
The Invicta black dial 6062 vintage watch – which did not sell for $1 Million as initially anticipated – “only” sold for $546,000. This is mainly because of the black dial on the watch; it was not the original dial. The original standard silvered dial was replaced with a rare black one. This rare yellow gold Invicta watch containing a triple calendar that was manufactured in 1951 and sold at the Phillips Geneva Watch Auction.
Rare Self-Winding Patek 2585 Watch
The Patek 2585 sold for an astounding $842,000 after passionate bidding from multiple, well to do parties took place. And understandably so, as this simple steel Patek Calatrava, possesses an automatic caliber with a steel case. This is the only known example of the Calatrava 2585, and is one of the rarest self-winding watches around. The reference 2585 dates back to 1958 and it is the only vintage self-winding steel watch made by Patek that houses a beautiful caliber, which is one of Patek’s first automatic watches with an engine-turned rotor that is made of 18 k gold.
Stainless-Steel Vacheron Constantin
The stainless-steel vintage Vacheron Constantin reference 4178, showed some surprising, yet amazing results at the Geneva Watch Auction where it sold for over $270,000. This rare and exceptionally-fine stainless steel chronograph wrist watch was manufactured in 1947 and provides a range of industry-standard scales.
Despite the onslaught of so-called Smart watches, nothing can replace a good luxury watch from a respected brand. Christina writes for several online publications, including this one that sells luxury amazon watches – especially the heralded Invicta watches brand.