People put so much importance on luxury items in this part of the world.
There are a number of Porsche owners or those planning towards being owners (in this harsh economy? None of my business) I know the owner of a Porsche and his hobbies are working hard and ‘balling’ harder.
Well, for all you ‘money miss roads’ let me show you some wrist watches you can spend your money on, and they are more expensive than the Porsche car.
VACHERON CONSTANTIN REFERENCE 57260
This watch costs a whooping Ten million dollars plus, it has been tagged the most complicated wrist watch in the world.
57 total complications (including eight Hebrew calendar functions, double retrograde split-seconds chronograph , seven alarms, seven perpetual calendars and nine astronomical functions)
About three thousand parts and eight years of work
By three separate specialist watch makers.
MB&F HOROLOGICAL MACHINE NO 6 (SPACE PIRATE)
The price stands at two hundred and thirty thousand dollars. Highly recommended if you want to go to space (no pun intended) because of its features.
A biomorphic case with a 360° viewing sphere at each of the corners. Two spheres to display hours and minutes, the others house turbines to regulate the winding system.
A 60-second flying tourbillon with a retractable shield to protect from UV radiation.
GREUBEL FORSEY QUADRUPLE TOURBILLON
This watch takes a whole year to be finished and it is hand crafted by 18 different people. Therefore, the price is eight hundred and thirty thousand dollars plus.
Four independent tourbillons housed in an asymmetrical case with either a 5N red gold with anthracite dial or a platinum case with silvered-fold dial.
JAEGER-LECOULTRE HYBRIS MECHANICA À GRANDE SONNERIE
What a name! What a watch! It costs over One million one hundred thousand dollars. And yes, for its features–it has over 26 different complications.
SPLIT SECONDS PATEK PHILIPPE REFERENCE 1436 BY TIFFANY & CO.
It is over Two hundred and fourteen thousand dollars. It has a unique feature, the Split-Seconds Chronograph means you can time two events that start simultaneously but end at different times.
THE PATEK CALIBER 89
Even I am too startled to mention the price, Five million one hundred and twenty thousand for the watch (alone, lol). It has 33 complications by the way.
JEAN DUNAND SHABAKA 2015
It is over five hundred thousand dollars.
Housed in a round case. It has rotating hands to display the time, but the perpetual calendar is unlike anything you’ve seen before because it uses multiple rotating cylinders to display day, date and month.
HENRY GRAVES JR. PATEK PHILIPPE SUPERCOMPLICATION
Okay my heart just stopped knowing the price of this watch is over twenty one million dollars.
Let that sink in for a second
It’s features? It might be worth it–24 different complications in a gold, double-dialed and double open-faced case with the entire piece weighing over a pound. Beginning in 1925 and constructed over a period of seven years.
CHRISTOPHE CLARET DUALTOW NIGHTEAGLE
It costs over five hundred thousand dollars…maybe because it is all black.
Hours and five minute increments are displayed with specially designed, parallel rolling belt indicators on each side of the dial that are powered by cylinders designed like the wheel rims of a Bugatti T35. You’ll also see the innovative single-pusher chronograph operating with the use of nine identical planetary gears that were designed to resemble a celestial nebula.
FRANCK MULLER AETERNITAS TOURBILLON REPEATER 8888 GSW T CCR QPS NR
Well, this one is over One million five hundred dollars…i think it is that pricey because it is red and black… Or something
Fifteen hundred parts serves a very specific purpose. If the mechanical masterpiece of the only “Grand Sonnerie” time-keeper with a dial visible tourbillon isn’t quite luxurious enough for you, it also sits on a hand-sewn black alligator strap.
So… Take your pick.