If you’re up to adorning your wrist with some true luxury, the list of 7 most expensive Patek Philippe watches should be right up your alley. Being trendy and classy often go hand-in-hand, but they don’t necessarily have to. You won’t stumble upon the Swiss brand’s name in most of the modern-day blogs, magazines, and advertisements. Patek Philippe is intended for a select few and has maintained its exclusivity for more than 160 years now. The Geneva-based company only produces around 50,000 watches a year, but their price is usually exorbitant.
It all started in 1851, six years after Antoni Patek, Polish watchmaker dissolved his agreement with Franciszek Czapek, his first partner. He went on to join with Jean Adrien Philippe, inventor of keyless winding mechanism and the rest is – as they say, history. The company has mostly been producing mechanical movement watches, but they had their excursions into quartz movement as well. Thanks to a tradition filled with innovative patterns and designs, and high-class refinement and luxury, Patek Philippe company is among the best-known watch manufacturers in the world today.
Of course, there have been many Patek Philippe watches coming out of the factory throughout the years, and some of them are now quite rare, being discontinued a long time ago. Needless to say, such watches exhibit much higher prices than those currently available and we won’t consider them. In other words, only watches that are currently in serial production will be considered. Still, even they mostly come with six digit figures which earned them a place on our list of 7 most expensive Patek Philippe watches. We have consulted various sources for prices of Patek Philippe pieces which aren’t available on manufacturer’s website. World of Luxury US, Jomashop, Luxury Bazaar, Chrono24, and Gemnation tend to have different prices for specific timepieces, and we have calculated the average price where available. If Patek Philippe isn’t your favorite Swiss watchmaker, maybe IWC is. In that case, don’t forget to take a look at the list of 16 most expensive IWC watches.
7. Grand Complications 5074P-001
Average US price: $602,000
Unlike its counterpart twins 5074R-001 and 012 made out of rose gold, 5074P-001 has a platinum case, black dial, and 18K gold dial plate, and warrants slightly larger price. This Grand Complications model complicates things with a minute repeater and perpetual calendar upon the dial. But that’s not all – it also features moon phase indicator which spices things up a bit.
6. Grand Complications 5213G-010
Average US price: $691,000
Grand Complications 5213G-010 is sleek, elegant, and above all, simple. It is a true Patek Philippe classic timepiece with mechanical self-winding movement. Only things that stick out of the retro ordinary here are a minute repeater and perpetual calendar. Otherwise, this watch with a case made of white gold and 18K gold dial plate represents the epitome of elegance.
5. Grand Complications 5073P-001
Average US price: $806,667
This diamond-adorned timepiece easily earns the number 5 spot on our list of 7 most expensive Patek Philippe watches. Apart from having diamond markers upon black lacquered dial, 5073P-001 features no less than 103 baguette diamonds across its bezel and lugs. Hand-stitched alligator leather strap only adds to its exclusivity, while minute repeater, moon phase indicator and perpetual calendar add to its functionality.
4. Grand Complications 5207R-001
Average US price: $865,425
This tourbillon escapement-fitted wrist watch has a rose gold case and black dial with gold-applied hour markers. Its rear case is made out of sapphire crystal and bracelet strap is, of course, alligator skin. While it does come with a minute repeater and instantaneous perpetual calendar, 5207R-001 is still stylish, elegant and non-invasive, hence representing a perfect choice for any a fine gentleman.
3. Grand Complications 5207/700P-001
Average US price: $900,000
Patek Philippe 5207/700P-001 is actually slightly more refined version of a previous tourbillon model. It’s a part of the new, 2015 collection and differs from its counterparts by platinum case, shiny dark chocolate brown alligator strap and corresponding dial color which all add a certain amount of exquisiteness.
2. Grand Complications 5208P-001
Average US price: $1,016,667
It might not look like much, but this platinum-encrusted timepiece warrants a price tag that’s usually north of 1 million US dollars. It basically features all of Patek Philippe Grand Complications series hallmark details like alligator skin bracelet, 18K gold dial plate and gold-applied hour markers. However, its price soars as high as it does thanks to a monopusher chronograph and instantaneous perpetual calendar with aperture displays. 5208P-001 also features minute repeater and moon phase indicator, together with a day, date, month, leap year and day-night indicators for a complex finish.
1. Grand Complications 6002G-001
Average US price: $1,300,000
Famous Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon has a new flagship model, 6002G-001 as of 2013. This complicated $1.3 million timepiece showcases both the artistic and engineering pinnacle that Patek Philippe brand is known for. 18K white gold case is entirely engraved while blue enameled gold dial features gold-applied numerals and champlevé railway track scale. As all Sky Moon Tourbillons do, 6002G-001 also comes with a reverse side with sidereal time, sky chart, phases and orbit of the moon. This complex luxurious wrist decorator’s movement mechanism alone is composed of 686 pieces and it’s no wonder why it warrants the number one spot on our list of 7 most expensive Patek Philippe watches.