5 Most Expensive Men’s Luxury Watches on Amazon
1. Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Tourbillon DLC – $123,000
The Audemars Piquet Royal Oak Tourbillon is scratch resistant with a more durable black DLC coating -(not the same model pictured above but features in the video below).
Audemars chronograph watches are very expensive and this is one of the most expensive watches in their collection.
The regular stainless steal version priced at $250’000 makes it one of the rarest watches in the world.
A Tourbillon is an edition to the mechanics of watch making, developed around 1795 by the French Swiss watchmaker Abraham Ludwig, from an earlier idea by the English chronometer maker John Arnold, a Tourbillon aims to counter the effects of gravity by mounting the escapement and balance wheel in a rotating cage to negate the effect of gravity when the timepiece and the escapement are stuck in a certain position.
2. Zenith Defy Xtreme Open El Primero Tourbillon –
A combination of PBE Titanium and kevlar inserts, the Zenith Defy Xtreme is the most controversial watch of the 2000’s – as like with Marmite, people either loathe it or hate it.
46.6 ml in diameter, 20 ml thick, with screw down crown, screw down chronograph pushers, crown guards, full bracelet, rated to 1000 meters with a helium release valve and uni-directional dive vessel, the Zenith Defy Xtreme launched with a bang early 2000’s, flamed out, then slowly came back as a sort of iconic period piece, with the prices of these now starting to harden and an uptick in forum interest, the train is now starting to leave the station.
3. Patek Philippe Grand Complication Men’s Platinum Watch – $87’685
The Patek Philippe Perpetual is referred to as the “Grand Complication” because it truly is a piece of art.
Perpetual calendar, month, date and day
Automatically corrects for all months
Automatically adjusts for leap years
The Grand Complication can take as long as 4 years to make and will keep time for the next 500 years.
If you look at the dial, it has the day, month, date and moon phase – all these features keeping the watch in line for centuries, which is arguably amazing considering that all the cogs and the gears in regular watches have to be adjusted after 29 days by removing the step and starting from the first again.
4. Ulysse Nardin San Marco Hour Striker – $82’000
The impressive design of the Ulysse Nardin Hourstriker is based on the clock tower in the San Marco Plaza in Venice Italy.
The CEO and owner of the brand was inspired to create this watch after he stroll past it with his wife and this particular watch features a yellow gold case and a blue enameled dial which matches the colors of the clock tower.
The hour striker on the wrist watch matches the sculptured figure of the man chiming the clock on top of the the clock tower.
5. Gerald Genta Arena Tourbillon Men’s Automatic Watch – $81’600
Reduced from $159’000 on Amazon, you save $77’320 by paying just $81’600!
Worrying sums indeed but one for the collector who would like to own a highly valuable a piece of horological history.
The Gerald Genta Arena Tourbillon Men’s Automatic Watch has a leather band material, a gold dial and is water restistant up to 100 meters and with the soul of a legend and an identity of all its own, this is an exceptional watch which defines the adventourous spirit that Genta exuberated during his illustrious career as a watch maker.
The signature complication features a jump hour and retrograde minutes which draw on a complication that Genta himself preferred and pionered during his spell with the brand.