Throwing down a wad of cash on a luxury timepiece is one of the greatest indulgences a modern man can enjoy.
After all: who needs a rainy day fund when you can inspire jealousy and awe wherever you go instead?
But you’ll have to pick up a helluva lot of paper-rounds to feel the cold press of one of these beauties on your wrist.
Presenting: the most valuable watches in the whole wide world.
(For the sake of fairness, we’ve left out all the pricey models that are caked in bazillions of diamonds. Because that doesn’t really count, does it?)
Chopard L.U.C All-in-One ‘Janus Watch’ – £374,000
Chopard is known as one of the greats – and with good reason. After winning watch of the year for their ‘L.U.C Full Strike’ at the 2017 Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, they’re back with a familiar (yet no less exciting) watch for 2018.
The L.U.C All-in-One combines exclusivity with well-known myth. Only ten watches in each edition (rose gold and platinum) were made – but the stimulus behind them is one most people will be familiar with.
Inspired by the Roman god Janus – famed for his two faces – this watch has two dials. It also bears some godly insides, too, with features that include a perpetual calendar, astronomical readings and a tourbillon – a complex rotating mechanical system which takes great skill to make. Sure, it may set you back a hefty £374,000 (bearing in mind the current condition of the exchange rate) but it’s safe to say you can’t put a price on divine power