A million dollars gets you a lot of things. Something somewhat liveable in Sydney, a decent fleet of cars, an unforgettable overseas holiday, a couple of NFTs or one hell of a watch. We've rounded up seven eye-watering expensive watches to lust over. Some are covered in diamonds, some are super complicated, and others are just unbelievably rare. But the common denominator here is one thing: they all cost over a million dollars (AUD, that is). Enjoy!
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication
Clad in platinum with a matching bracelet, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication is the ultimate example of the iconic Royal Oak. Featuring a minute repeater and a perpetual calendar and a chronograph, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Grande Complication reference 26551PT.OO.1238PT.01 is a monster of haute horlogerie and is one of the most epic million-dollar watches in the world.
Patek Philippe 6104/1G Celestial
The Patek Philippe 6102 Celestial is hands down one of my favourite watches, so the 6104/1G Celestial is just the natural progression, right? Featuring a white gold case and bracelet with baguette diamonds on the bezel, the Patek Philippe 6104/1G Celestial offers the best of both words in watchmaking: true haute horlogerie and diamond setting.
Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough
Featuring a cable suspension system, the bona fide million-dollar RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough is one of the ultimate Richard Mille watches. Made from Carbon TPT, the Richard Mille RM 53-01 Tourbillon Pablo Mac Donough's tourbillon movement is suspended in the case by two braided steel cables held with ten pulleys and four tensioners. Insane!
Vacheron Constantin Kalla Duchesse
The Vacheron Constantin Kalla Duchesse the next million-dollar watch. Featuring a white gold case and bracelet entirely covered in diamonds with a pave diamond dial, the Vacheron Constantin Kalla Duchesse reference 81750/S01G-9198 is the ultimate expression of high jewelry in haute horlogerie.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
The Audemars Piguet reference 26403BC.ZZ.8044BC.01 is no ordinary Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. This particular model's 44mm wide and 15.50mm thick white gold case and matching white gold bracelet features about 53 carats' worth of baguette-cut diamonds, while the dial has about 6.53 carats' worth of baguette-cut diamonds. The diamond setting also extends to the chronograph push-pieces! Ultimate blinged out haute horlogerie.
Patek Philippe 5213G Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar
Next up on this list of million dollar watches is the mindblowing bit of horological tech that is the Patek Philippe 5213G Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar. With a perpetual calendar, a minute repeater and a moon phase indicator, the Patek Philippe 5213G Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar is a true haute horlogerie connoisseur's watch who has deep, deep pockets.
Patek Philippe 5711/1300A Nautilus
Last but not least is the new Patek Philippe 5711/1300A Nautilus. While it retails for almost 90% less than its current grey market price tag, the Patek Philippe 5711/1300A Nautilus is one of the most sought after and exclusive watches on the planet. The elusive Patek Philippe 5711/1300A Nautilus features a row of 32 flawless baguette-cut diamonds totalling 3.6 carats set against the bezel which contrasts beautifully against the olive-green dial. Let's not forget that this is fundamentally just a stainless steel watch with some diamonds, folks.
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