In the 21st century with the invention of the smartphone – which now function as our primary timepiece -, the wristwatch has basically become nothing more than an accessory. The wristwatch used to be a practical piece of jewelry that was worn by virtually everyone who needed to be somewhere on time. But just because wrist worn timepieces are becoming a thing of the past, it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist anymore. In fact, over the last decade, watchmakers have crafted some of the most stunning and complex timepieces that have ever been on the market. Let’s take a few minutes and examine 9 of the most expensive wristwatches in the world.
#9 Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication
This exquisite timepiece is perhaps the most daring and eye-catching watch ever made. The watch case is 100% platinum and the strap is hand tooled leather, more precisely crocodile skin. The 740 handmade parts and components of the watch were individually designed and are made of platinum and gold. Blancpain 1735 Grande Complication’s price tag is a whooping $800,000.