A truly high-end, fine luxury hand-made watch is going to cost a lot of money. A lot. More often than not, it's going to cost more than the average salary which, in Australia, is just under $100,000. So yes, dropping six-figures on a watch is a tried and true practice that accompanies the purchase of a timepiece that falls into the category of being high-end and hand-made. But what about watches that cost close to and upwards from seven-figures?
It's truly a mindblowing sum of money to wrap your head around, but what exactly do you get when you spend that kind of money? Well, here are seven watches that break or come very close to reaching that revered seven-figure price point, including watches from Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet and Richard Mille.
Patek Philippe 6301P Grand Sonnerie
The Patek Philippe 6301P Grand Sonnerie is kind of like lore of high watchmaking, combining the finest of finishings with the most complicated of mechanics. The result is a piece of brilliance that is unparalleled in its design and its execution.
Patek Philippe 5374G Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
The Patek Philippe 5374G Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar is the quintessential Patek, combining two of the maison's most exemplary complications in the minute repeater and the perpetual calendar. Sheer briliance.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grand Complications
From Audemars Piguet we have the Royal Oak Grand Complications. A true masterpiece in every sense of the word, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grand Complications is the ultimate flex from the atelier.
Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough
The combination of contemporary materials, novel movement architecture and intricate details make for one of the most interesting and expensive watches from the eponymous brand.
Patek Philippe 5208R Grand Complications
A tried and true grail for many, the Patek Philippe 5208R Grand Complications is a legend in every sense of the word and it's a piece that is as revered as it is respected.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Supersonnerie
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie is an exercise in visceral restraint and super complicated watchmaking, resulting in a literal work of wearable art.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon is a must-have for many collectors, so why not go big and try your hand at this little marvel, complete with one of the most popular colourways in the game right now.
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