- 1 Rolex Submariner for Cartier
- 2 Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
- 3 Steve McQueen 1967 Rolex Submariner
- 4 Paul Newman Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona 6565
- 5 Rolex Platinum Pearlmaster 18956
- 6 Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster
- 7 James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513
- 8 Rolex GMT 116769TBR
- 9 Eric Clapton 1971 Rolex Daytona
- 10 1942 Rolex Chronograph
Many rich people love to live the high life, and why not, they can afford it. They love to brandish their expensive toys and accessories for everyone to see. To them, the more expensive the item, the more appealing it is.
It for this reason that many companies today produce luxury items that only the very privileged can afford. Luxury products are a symbol of wealth, status and prestige. If you are not in the ultra-rich category, you definitely cannot afford any of these products.
Watch companies like Rolex, Cartier, Patek Philippe, Blancpain and Jaeger-LeCoultre just to name a few create some of the most incredibly beautiful and expensive luxurious watches in the world. These brand names have been on the market for decades and are renowned the world over.
One of this world-renowned watch brands is Rolex. This brand has been in existence since 1905 and the company makes some of the most expensive timepieces in the world.
Here is a list of the most expensive Rolex Watches in the world whose price tags can make you weep.
Rolex Submariner for Cartier
The Rolex Submariner for Cartier is one of the most luxurious watches in the world. With a price tag of $100,000, the watch is highly water resistant and does not corrode easily. It was designed for men of class and those who enjoy diving.
This is one of the two watches that Roles designed for Cartier. The second one is the Double Red Sea Dweller, which is priced at $91,000.
Paul Newman Rolex Daytona
The Paul Newman Rolex Daytona is a beautifully crafted watch with a 14-carat gold dial and casing. This gorgeous masterpiece is encrusted with 17 precious stones. It is no wonder it costs $106,273, and only 200 models were ever produced.
Steve McQueen 1967 Rolex Submariner
This watch was made in 1967 and Steve McQueen wore it in the 1971 film Le Mans. It is made of pure stainless steel and you can safely swim to depths of 200 meters wearing the Steve Mcqueen 1967 Rolex Submariner. It may appear rough looking, but it is quite elegant. The watch became popular because of its former owner, Steve McQueen. It is valued at $234,000.
Paul Newman Ferrari Red Rolex Daytona 6565
Many famous watch brands get famous people to wear their brands when these people are doing what they do best. It is a neat marketing trick that has sent the price tags of some of their models, sky high. The Paul Newman FRRD 6565 is no different.
It became one of the most expensive watches in the world because it was worn by the famous actor, Paul Newman in the 1969 film Winning.
The watch whose price is $267,203 features a scarlet red emblazoned dial, which is studded with gems. It also has Tritium coated straps.
Rolex Platinum Pearlmaster 18956
The name itself can tell you that this is one serious watch. The Pearlmaster is a rare piece embellished with sapphire crystals and diamonds. The jewels make the watch outrageously expensive.
Going price: $276,000.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster
Who said presidents do not have style. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, who was the first president of India was designed for one of the most luxurious and expensive watches in the world, the Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster. Talk about prestige.
The watch is made of pure gold and it features a map of India and inscribed on it are the dates 26th January 1950. The day President Prasad received the watch, which happens to have been India’s first Republic day.
The watch has a hefty price tag of $440,000.
James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513
The James Bond 1973 Rolex 5513 is a $450,000 watch, which was custom made to be worn by Roger Moore in the James Bond movie “Live and Let Die.”
The watch is quite spectacular as are all of James Bond’s high-tech gadgets. It features a buzz saw and a razor disc. It also has a magnetic field, which was used by Bond to dodge a bullet. Well, a watch that can help you dodge a bullet is definitely worth having.
Rolex GMT 116769TBR
The Rolex GMT 116769TBR is made entirely of white gold and encrusted with 76 pieces of diamonds. To be honest, only a very small number of people can afford this watch.
If you have a loose $500,000 lying around, you can be the proud owner of this dazzling watch.
Eric Clapton 1971 Rolex Daytona
Eric Clapton 1971 Rolex Daytona, aka Albino unlike many of its counterparts on the list is not showy or encrusted with precious jewels. It features a simple design but exudes a lot of sophistication. What makes this watch expensive is its rare silver monochrome dial.
This is an absolutely perfect piece for men who love to wear something extravagant, but not outrageously showy. However, you will also need to afford the $505,000 price tag that comes with the watch.
1942 Rolex Chronograph
Unless there is a more expensive watch out there that no one knows about, then the 1942 Rolex Chronograph is the most expensive watch in the world. The beautiful oversized watch features 17 gems, baton numerals, silver matte dials and pink Arabic gold.
Only 12 models were ever made and apparently, only eight exist today. The watch was designed specifically for race drivers to enable time their laps.
The price tag of the 1942 Rolex Chronograph is 1.16million. Now, that is a price tag that is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Expensive things are expensive because they are unique and unusual in some way. Watches encrusted with real diamonds and other precious stones become grossly expensive in part because of these gems. Some watches are expensive because they have unique features that are rarely found in many other watches.
The reasons why some things are ridiculously expensive have nothing to do with supply and demand. They are expensive because they are of superior quality and come with a little something extra that makes them stand out.