WHAT do you think is the most expensive price that can be obtained now? Most of you will probably answer IDR200 million, IDR300 million, or even IDR500 million. What if we say that the most expensive clock price in the world is US$55 million, or around IDR720 billion.
Here are some of the most expensive hours in the world that are currently available. You can also compare some of the hours discussed here, the watches that you originally thought were expensive will look like cheap hours.
Then what makes it expensive? Of course not only from the price of raw materials needed. If because of only raw materials, the price will certainly not reach that number.
The thing that makes the watch below is very expensive is the original design and the hand skills behind the creation of the watch so that it can touch billions of rupiahs.
1. Graff Diamonds Hallucination
Being the most expensive watch, with a price of US$55 million, Graff Diamonds Hallucinations successfully holds the record as the most expensive watch in the world. This watch is affixed with 110 carat large, colorful gems placed on platinum.
Some colors that can be seen include yellow, pink, blue, green, and orange. In addition, the creator of this clock also created by cutting gems with various shapes such as heart shape, pear, marquise, emerald, to round.
Actually this clock is more suitable to be called jewelery, or even the artwork of the creator of the clock itself, Laurence Graff. Especially if you look more closely, the clock which should be the main function of the watch, actually becomes one of the least prominent at this time.
2. Graff Diamonds The Fascination
Just like the clock in the previous sequence, Laurence Graff the watchmaker was also successful in producing the second most expensive clock in the world. With a design that still seems to us to be more like a jewel than a watch, this object has a value of IDR540 billion.
If The Hallucination is equipped with Crystals of various shapes and attractive colors, The Fascination is equipped by Laurence Graff with a very elegant and luxurious design. This watch is given a 152.96-carat white gem with a large pear-shaped jewel in the center with 38.13 carat which can be released for use as a ring by its users.
3. Breguet Marie-Antoinette Grande Complication Pocket Watch
This clock ranks third, maybe a little against the title of this article, because it is a pocket watch and not a watch. But you need to know that this pocket watch is one of the clocks that we think is very pretty. Also this hour was intended to be given to the last Queen of France, Marie Antoinette in 1782.
But alas, the estimated hour has a price of IDR405 billion and made for more than forty years to make this does not reach the owner, because Marie Antoinette died first before the devotee gave this clock. So naturally the price of this hour skyrocketed. In addition to the complicated design, long manufacturing time, it turns out that this clock keeps a story like in a fairyland.
4. Chopard 201-Carat Watch
Well, this time again, who succeeded in occupying the most expensive clock in the world is a watch with a design that we think is very similar to jewelry, and again in our opinion is more suitable to be called jewelry considering the clock component is located very tiny in the middle of colorful gems and various sizes around it.
As the name implies, this clock is a clock made by Chopard’s art, and he deliberately affixed the name of this clock with 201 carats. From the name alone people will understand that this watch is very expensive. Estimated at IDR337 billion, the watch consists of 15 carats of pink gems, 12 carats of blue gems, 11 carats of white gems, and 163 carats of white and golden yellow gems.
5. Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication
Occupying in fifth place, back again is a pocket watch. Some of you may already know the Patek Philippe brand which is a famous watch brand that is named according to the owner. Then Henry Graves is a banker from the United States who is indeed a clock collector.
Formerly around 1930 Henry Graves deliberately asked Patek Philippe to make a special clock for himself in order to defeat James Ward Packard who is also a clock collector. Until 1933 Patek Philippe succeeded in making the Supercomplication which is now valued at IDR337 billion at an auction by Sotheby in 2014.
This clock has many features and functions that number up to 24 pieces such as perpetual calendars, minute repeaters with Westminster Chimes, sunrise and sunset times, celestial charts based on the night sky above Graves’ house in New York, age and moon phases, and much more.
6. Jacob & Co. Billionaire Watch
With the millionaire headline on this watch, it is certain that this watch was made specifically not for ordinary people like us and most people. Jacob & Co clearly points out that this watch is indeed very expensive and can only be bought by a handful of millionaires.
The concept is similar to Graff and Chopard where Jacob & Co. make pearl studded watches. The thing that makes it different is that in our view the watch is much more like a watch than jewelry. With a metallic blue pointer and part of the watch being shown, this watch successfully gives the impression of elegance and luxury without having to look like jewelry. The watch is equipped with a 260-carat emerald-cut gem and is valued at no less than IDR243 billion.
7. Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 in Stainless Steel
According to expert watch among the several hours we discuss here, this watch has the most “normal” shape and remains macho if worn by the owner. Besides that, instead of sprinkling various types of Patek Philippe diamonds as the watchmaker, this watch actually makes the watch use stainless steel, even without the slightest golden colors.
Recently 1518 was auctioned and estimated to have a price of IDR148 billion. Another thing that is special about this clock is, besides its features as a clock that is quite complete, Patek Philippe only makes this clock in a very limited number of only four in the whole world. No wonder this stainless steel watch is valued at such a high price. [antaranews/photo special]