Million Dollar Watch
a wrist watch really cost a million dollar
s? Actually, a wrist watch can cost 25 million dollar
Here is the 25 million dollar watch.
What do the 25 million dollar
s pay for? As you can see, the watch
piece is almost buried under 3 enormous diamonds - pink, blue and white - that
respectively weigh 15, 12 and 11 carats. An additional 163 carats of less
enormous yellow and white diamonds cover the strap, which can't even be seen.
The time piece of the 25 million dollar watch, created by Chopard, is a poorly
disguised excuse for wrapping and flaunting 201 carats of diamonds around a woman's
The second most expensive chronometer in history resulted from a 20th century ego
fight between Henry Graves, a New York banker, and James Packard,
a Ohio car maker. For over a decade, Graves and Packard commissioned custom watches that topped
the last one commissioned and worn by the other. The chronometer that eventually won this
epic wrist race was a 1933 Patek Philippe that required
3 years to design, 5 years to make and sold at a Sotheby's auction
in 1999 for $11,000,000.
Vacheron Constantin and Blancpain also make watches that cost more than $1,000,000. They require intricate
components and meticulous workmanship. Blancpain 1735, for
example, has 750 components and requires a year to assemble.
Two of today's best known watches belong to
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Italy's Silvio Berlusconi. Putin's watc
a $60,000 Patek Philippe (right), while Berlusconi wears a $540,000 Vacheron Constantin.
Piaget, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Baume & Mercier, Breitling and Rolex also
make watches in this price range.
So, which watch should you buy?
That depends on your views on your wealth and the source of your
wealth. Please click on Bill Clinton watch
if you believe that your wealth is the result solely of your endeavors and
genius, and click on
George Bush Timex
if you believe that your wealth is a blessing from God.