The most expensive watches in the world: Patek Philippe, Rolex & Co – Luxury watches Top50

The most expensive watches in the world – Patek Philippe, Breguet, George Daniels, Rolex, Urwerk, Jehan Cremsdorff or Cartier, who creates real legends and unique pieces in the double-digit millions? This is our big Top50 ranking of luxury watches. We have the most expensive models from the most renowned watch manufacturers. $31.2 million for the Patek Philippe – Grandmaster Chime, $23.9 million needed the Henry Graves Supercomplication from Patek Philippe and Rolex Rolex – Paul Newman Daytona achieved $17.9 million. Incredible prices, which are now being achieved in the most exclusive auction houses such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s and Phillips. Here are the 50 most expensive watches in the world.

Source: auction list, Wikipedia

Overview

Top 10: Patek Philippe & Rolex models

Rolex stands for luxury like no other watch brand for men but also for women around the world. Since 1905, Rolex has been producing legendary watch models, but also real collectors’ items such as Submariner, Daytona and Datejust or watch models like the GMT-Master II, Day-Date and Explorer. The most luxurious watches, however, are made by Patek Philippe. When it comes to luxury watches, there is no other manufacturer that can compete with Patek Philippe. The Swiss watch manufacturer, founded in 1839, is considered the absolute crème de la crème when it comes to high-quality (and expensive) watches. The current record among luxury watches is held by the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 for $31,194 million, auctioned at Christie’s in Geneva in 2019.

Patek Philippe – Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010

1st place: The Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 by Patek Philippe sold 2019 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $31,194 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $31,194 million
  • Auction from: 9.11.2019
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Henry Graves Supercomplication

2nd place: Henry Graves Supercomplication by Patek Philippe sold by Sotheby’s (Geneva) in 2014 for $23,983 million More about Patek Philippe?

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Henry Graves Supercomplication
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $23,983 million
  • Auction from: 11.11.2014
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Place: Geneva

Rolex – Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6239

3rd place: Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6239 of Rolex auctioned 2017 at Phillips (New York) for a total of $17,753 million

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Model: Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6239
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $17,753 million
  • Auction from: 26.10.2017
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Location: New York

Paul Newman Daytona Ref. 6239 Movement

Patek Philippe – Stainless Steel Ref. 1518

4th place: Stainless Steel Ref. 1518 by Patek Philippe sold in 2016 at the Phillips auction house (Geneva) for $11,137 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Stainless Steel Ref. 1518
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $11,137 million
  • Auction from: 12.11.2016
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Gobbi Milan “Heures Universelles” Ref. 2523

5th place: Gobbi Milan “Heures Universelles” Ref. 2523 by Patek Philippe sold by Christie’s (Hong Kong) in 2019 for $8,967 million. This special model has an 18-carat gold case, several different time zones and a polychrome and enamelled dial with a world map.

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gobbi Milan “Heures Universelles” Ref. 2523
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $8,967 million
  • Auction from: 23.11.2019
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Location: Hong Kong

Five years earlier, the watch was worth $2.9 million. This means that the Patek Philippe has increased in value by +309.2%.

Patek Philippe – Stainless Steel Ref. 5016A-010

6th place: Stainless Steel Ref. 5016A-010 from the Patek Philippe factory sold in 2015 at Phillips (Geneva) for $7,259 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Stainless Steel Ref. 5016A-010
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $7,259 million
  • Auction from: 7.11.2015
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Titanium Ref. 5208T-010

7th place: Titanium Ref. 5208T-010 from Patek Philippe sold in 2017 by Christie’s (Geneva) for $6,226 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Titanium Ref. 5208T-010
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $6,226 million
  • Auction from: 11.11.2017
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Rolex – Daytona Unicorn Ref. 6265

  • 8th place: Daytona Unicorn Ref. 6265 offered and sold by Rolex in 2018 at Phillips (Geneva) for a selling price of $5,937 million
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Model: Daytona Unicorn Ref. 6265
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $5,937 million
  • Auction from: 12.5.2018
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Gold Chronograph Ref. 1527

9th place: Gold Chronograph Ref. 1527 by Patek Philippe sold 2010 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $5,709 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gold Chronograph Ref. 1527
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $5,709 million
  • Auction from: 10.5.2010
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Rolex – Bao Dai Ref. 6062

10th place: Bao Dai Ref. 6062 offered by Rolex and auctioned at Phillips (Geneva) in 2017 at a price of $5,060 million

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Model: Bao Dai Ref. 6062
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $5,060 million
  • Auction from: 13.5.2017
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Yellow Gold Calibre 89

11th place: Patek Philippe’s Yellow Gold Calibre 89 will be auctioned in 2009 at Antiquorum (Geneva) for $5,042 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Yellow Gold Calibre 89
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $5,042 million
  • Date: 14.11.2009
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – White Gold Calibre 89

12th place: White Gold Calibre 89 by Patek Philippe sold in 2004 via Antiquorum (Geneva) for a total of $5,003 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: White Gold Calibre 89
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $5,003 million
  • Auction from: 24.4.2004
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Stainless Steel Ref. 130

13th place: Stainless Steel Ref. 130 from Patek Philippe sold 2015 at Phillips (Geneva) for $4,987 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Stainless Steel Ref. 130
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $4,987 million
  • Auction from: 10.5.2015
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Breguet – Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667

14th place: Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667 by Breguet to be auctioned at Christie’s (Geneva) in 2012 for $4,686 million

  • Manufacturer: Breguet
  • Model: Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $4,686 million
  • Auction from: 14.5.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Henry Graves Minute Repeater

15th place: Henry Graves Minute Repeater from Patek Philippe sold in 2019 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $4,607 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Henry Graves Minute Repeater
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $4,607 million
  • Auction from: 11.11.2019
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

George Daniels – Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s I

16th place: Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s I by George Daniels sold in 2019 at Sotheby’s (London) for $4,561 million

  • Manufacturer: George Daniels
  • Model: Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s I
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $4,561 million
  • Auction from: 2.7.2019
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Location: London

George Daniels – Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s II

17th place: Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s II from the George Daniels manufacture sold by Sotheby’s (London) in 2017 for $4,325 million

  • Manufacturer: George Daniels
  • Model: Yellow Gold Space Traveller’s II
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $4,325 million
  • Auction from: 19.11.2017
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Location: London

Patek Philippe – Platinum World Time Ref. 1415

18th place: Platinum World Time Ref. 1415 by Patek Philippe sold in 2002 at Antiquorum (Geneva) for a selling price of $4,027 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Platinum World Time Ref. 1415
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $4,027 million
  • Auction from: 13.4.2002
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – J.B. Champion Ref. 2458

19th place: J.B. Champion Ref. 2458 offered and sold by Patek Philippe in 2012 through Christie’s (Geneva) for $3,993 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: J.B. Champion Ref. 2458
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,993 million
  • Auction from: 12.11.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Titanium Ref. 5004T

20th place: Titanium Ref. 5004T by Patek Philippe sold at Antiquorum (Monaco) for $3,985 million in 2013

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Titanium Ref. 5004T
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,985 million
  • Date: 28.9.2013
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Place: Monaco

Top 21-30

Patek Philippe – Stainless Steel Ref. 1526

21st place: Stainless Steel Ref. 1526 offered and sold by Patek Philippe at Christie’s (Geneva) for $3,956 million in 2008

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Stainless Steel Ref. 1526
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,956 million
  • Auction from: 12.5.2008
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Asprey Yellow Gold Ref. 2499

22nd place: Asprey Yellow Gold Ref. 2499 by Patek Philippe sold 2018 via Sotheby’s (Geneva) for a total of $3,880 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Asprey Yellow Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,880 million
  • Auction from: 13.11.2018
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Place: Geneva

Rolex – Daytona Oyster Ref. 6263

23rd place: Daytona Oyster Ref. 6263 from Rolex sold 2017 at Phillips (Geneva) for $3,718 million

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Model: Daytona Oyster Ref. 6263
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,718 million
  • Auction from: 14.5.2017
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Eric Clapton Ref. 2499/100

24th place: Eric Clapton Ref. 2499/100 by Patek Philippe sold 2012 by Christie’s (Geneva) at a price of $3,656 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Eric Clapton Ref. 2499/100
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,656 million
  • Auction from: 12.11.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – White Gold Chronograph

25th place: White Gold Chronograph by Patek Philippe to be auctioned at Christie’s (Geneva) for $3,636 million in 2011

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: White Gold Chronograph
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,636 million
  • Auction from: 16.5.2011
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Breguet – Breguet & Fils, No. 217

26th place: Breguet & Fils, No. 217 by Breguet sold in 2016 at Christie’s (Geneva) for exactly $3,333 million

  • Manufacturer: Breguet
  • Model: Breguet & Fils, No. 217
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $3,333 million
  • Auction from: 16.5.2016
  • Auction house: Christie’s

Patek Philippe – Stainless Steel Ref. 1436

27th place: Stainless Steel Ref. 1436 by Patek Philippe auctioned in 2015 by Phillips (Geneva) for $3,301 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Stainless Steel Ref. 1436
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,301 million
  • Auction from: 7.11.2015
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1

28th place: Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1 by Patek Philippe sold 2012 at Christie’s (Hong Kong) auction house for $3,281 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $3,281 million
  • Auction from: 28.11.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Serpico y Laino Gold Ref. 2499

29th place: Serpico y Laino Gold Ref. 2499 by Patek Philippe sold 2018 at Christie’s (Geneva) for a selling price of $3,235 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Serpico y Laino Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,235 million
  • Auction from: 12.11.2018
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Platinum Ref. 2497

30th place: Platinum Ref. 2497 from the Manufacture Patek Philippe sold in 2008 via Christie’s (Geneva) for $3,067 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Platinum Ref. 2497
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,067 million
  • Auction from: 12.5.2008
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Top 31-40

Rolex – Daytona Neanderthal Ref. 6240

31st place: The Daytona Neanderthal Ref. 6240 from Rolex offered and sold 2018 at Phillips (Geneva) for $3,010 million

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Model: Daytona Neanderthal Ref. 6240
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $3,010 million
  • Auction from: 12.5.2018
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Tiffany & Co. Ref. 2499

32nd place: Tiffany & Co. Ref. 2499 by Patek Philippe auctioned by Sotheby’s (Hong Kong) in 2018 for $2,999 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Tiffany & Co. Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,999 million
  • Auction from: 2.10.2018
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Gold World Time Ref. 2523

33rd place: Gold World Time Ref. 2523 by Patek Philippe sold 2012 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,990 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gold World Time Ref. 2523
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,990 million
  • Auction from: 14.5.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Yellow Gold Split-seconds Chronograph

34th place: Yellow Gold Split-seconds Chronograph by Patek Philippe to be auctioned in 2014 by Sotheby’s (New York) for $2,965 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Yellow Gold Split-seconds Chronograph
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,965 million
  • Auction from: 10.6.2014
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Location: New York

Work – Atomic Master Clock & Titanium Wristwatch

35th place: Atomic Master Clock & Titanium Wristwatch from Urwerk sold 2019 at Phillips (New York) for $2,900 million

  • Manufacturer: Urwerk
  • Model: Atomic Master Clock & Titanium Wristwatch
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,900 million
  • Auction from: 10.12.2019
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Location: New York

Patek Philippe – King Haile Selassie Ref. 2497

Rank 36: King Haile Selassie Ref. 2497 by Patek Philippe sold 2017 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,898 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: King Haile Selassie Ref. 2497
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,898 million
  • Auction from: 15.5.2017
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Yellow Gold World Time Ref. 2523

37th place: Yellow Gold World Time Ref. 2523 by Patek Philippe sold in 2017 at Phillips (Hong Kong) at a price of $2,857 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Yellow Gold World Time Ref. 2523
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,857 million
  • Auction from: 28.11.2017
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Pink Gold Ref. 2499

38th place: Patek Philippe’s Pink Gold Ref. 2499 sold in 2017 by Phillips (Geneva) for $2,782 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Pink Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,782 million
  • Date: 11.11.2017
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Gold Ref. 1526

39th place: Gold Ref. 1526 offered by Patek Philippe and auctioned at Christie’s (Geneva) in 2009 for $2,773 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gold Ref. 1526
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,773 million
  • Auction from: 16.11.2009
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Vacheron Constantin – King Fuad I No. 402833

40th place: King Fuad I No. 402833 by Vacheron Constantin sold at Antiquorum (Geneva) for $2.77 million in 2005

  • Manufacturer: Vacheron Constantin
  • Model: King Fuad I No. 402833
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $2.77 million
  • Auction from: 3.4.2005
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Place: Geneva

Top 41-50

Breguet – Breguet, Paris, No. 4111

41st place: Breguet, Paris, No. 4111 of Breguet sold in 2012 via Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,751 million

  • Manufacturer: Breguet
  • Model: Breguet, Paris, No. 4111
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $2,751 million
  • Auction from: 14.5.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Pink Gold Ref. 2499

42nd place: Pink Gold Ref. 2499 offered and sold by Patek Philippe in 2012 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,751 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Pink Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,751 million
  • Auction from: 14.5.2012
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Jehan Cremsdorff – Gold, Enamel and Diamond-set Verge Watch

43rd place: Gold, Enamel and Diamond-set Verge Watch by Jehan Cremsdorff sold at Sotheby’s (London) auction house in 2019 for a selling price of $2,734 million

  • Manufacturer: Jehan Cremsdorff
  • Model: Gold, Enamel and Diamond-set Verge Watch
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $2,734 million
  • Auction from: 3.7.2019
  • Auction house: Sotheby’s
  • Location: London

Patek Philippe – Gobbi Milan World Time Ref. 2523

44th place: Patek Philippe’s Gobbi Milan World Time Ref. 2523 sold 2010 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,728 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gobbi Milan World Time Ref. 2523
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,728 million
  • Auction from: 15.11.2010
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – White Gold Ref. 6002G

45th place: White Gold Ref. 6002G from the Manufacture Patek Philippe auctioned in 2018 via Poly Auction (Hong Kong) for $2,717 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: White Gold Ref. 6002G
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,717 million
  • Auction from: 3.10.2018
  • Auction house: Poly Auction
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Pink Gold Ref. 2499

46th place: Pink Gold Ref. 2499 by Patek Philippe sold 2014 at Christie’s (Geneva) for $2,678 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Pink Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,678 million
  • Auction from: 9.11.2014
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Place: Geneva

Patek Philippe – Pink Gold Ref. 2499

47th place: Pink Gold Ref. 2499 by Patek Philippe sold 2016 at Phillips (Hong Kong) for $2,538 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Pink Gold Ref. 2499
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,538 million
  • Auction from: 31.5.2016
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Pink Gold World Time Ref. 2523/1

Rank 48: Pink Gold World Time Ref. 2523/1 by Patek Philippe sold by Phillips (Hong Kong) in 2016 for exactly $2,509 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Pink Gold World Time Ref. 2523/1
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,509 million
  • Auction from: 31.5.2016
  • Auction House: Phillips
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – Gradowski Clockwatch

49th place: Gradowski Clockwatch by Patek Philippe sold in 2002 at Antiquorum (Hong Kong) for $2.48 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: Gradowski Clockwatch
  • Type: Pocket watch
  • Price: $2.48 million
  • Auction from: 8.6.2002
  • Auction House: Antiquorum
  • Location: Hong Kong

Patek Philippe – White Gold Ref. 6002G

50th place: White Gold Ref. 6002G by Patek Philippe sold in 2019 at Christie’s (Hong Kong) for a selling price of $2,470 million

  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
  • Model: White Gold Ref. 6002G
  • Type: Wrist
  • Price: $2,470 million
  • Auction from: 23.11.2019
  • Auction house: Christie’s
  • Location: Hong Kong
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