Swiss watchmaker HUBLOT unveiled what is believed to be the world’s most expensive timepiece. At the cost of $5 Million Dollars the watch is simply called The $5 Million Dollar Watch. The watch holds 140 carats of diamonds, all set in white gold.
Hublot’s new watch dazzles with a staggering 140 carats of diamonds, all set in white gold.
It holds total of 1,282 diamonds, including more than 100 cts. of baguettes, and six square emerald-cut stones, each weighing more than 3 cts. It was recently sold to the Hour Glass, a watch retailer in Singapore.
The amount of craftsmanship involved is also impressive. The company, which is owned by French fashion giant LVMH, revealed that it took 17 people 14 months to design and make the watch.
Hublot, which usually retails for an average of $24,000, debuted its creation at the annual Baselworld Watch & Jewellery Show.
Company president, Jean-Claude Biver, explained that it would be hard to make a more expensive watch ‘because the surface of the watch is limited’.
Unlike the standard haute joaillerie piece, where the design and construction fit already selected diamonds, here the diamond cutters started with the design and then found the diamonds that suited it. Every stone was individually selected to ensure that all were of a consistent quality and color. They then had to be resized, one by one, to make them a perfect fit for the watch.
Constructing the watch took 14 months of work, including seven months of work for 12 diamond cutters, and the same for the five setters.
The watch’s bracelet is 18k white gold, set with 782 baguette diamonds, totaling 45 cts.
Introduced at this year’s Baselworld fair, it’s the most expensive timepiece Hublot has ever produced, according to spokeswoman Marine Lemonnier Brennan.
“Last year, we introduced a $3 million watch. “But $5 million is probably the limit.”
Lawd! Is this watch phucking beautiful! I love Hublot watches. If I don’t get one this year I’ll definitely be sporting one next year.