There is no other word to describe life on Banana Island other than it is luxurious and expensive. But there are wristwatches worth more than buying a house on Banana Island and even purchasing Billionaires’ ride, Rolls-Royce.
To put things in a better perspective, the average cost of a house on Banana Island is $2 million while Rolls-Royce Phantom starts at close to $460,000.
So, let us discuss luxury wristwatches that are worth more; as high as 25 times.
Vacheron Constantin 57260 – $8 million
The Vacheron Constantin 57260 also known as Reference 57260 is a pocket pocket watch designed and produced by Vacheron Constantin watchmakers.
It’s a history of 260 years with the makers claiming to be passionately driven by excellence. It is worth $8 million.
Patek Philippe Gobbi Milan ‘Heures Universelles’ – $9 million
Checking the local time across the world was not something achievable before now. Smartphones and the internet have made it easier. But prior to the invention of this technology, the Patek Philippe Gobbi Milan was created to sort this. The 1063 wristwatch is worth about $9 million. Some valuers estimated it to be worth $14 million.
Patek Philippe Stainless Steel – $12 million
One of the most exquisite appeals of this watch is its case. It is a high-grade stainless steel case and distinct from other Patek Philippe luxury watches. The most common designs are yellow and rose gold.
It was introduced in 1941 and was reputed for its calendar and chronograph feature. Yes, it is made of steel and shouldn’t be worth more than a gold watch, but there are only a few of its kind; and you know rarity drives up demand. It is worth $12 million.
Rolex Paul Newman Daytona – $18.7 million
The Rolex brand is not strange to many Nigerians. Although there a lots of ersatz passed on as original and cost some few thousands almost to trick buyers into thinking it is genuine.
However, the Rolex Paul Newman Daytona is not in such a league. The watch was commissioned by actor, Paul Newman, in 1968. His wife engraved the watch with the words Drive Carefully. The actor is well known for his love of luxury watches and car racing.
Rolex Paul Newman Daytona is worth $18.7 million.
Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication – $26 million
This pocket watch took craftsmen 7 years to finish. It was designed for an American banker in 1933. You can guess the name of the rich man from the name of the watch, “Henry Graves”. Its features include a calender, minute repeater with Westminster Chimes, sunrise and sunset times, and a celestial chart based on the night sky as it looked from the rich banker’s home in New York.
Graff Diamonds Hallucination – $55 million
Considered the most expensive watch ever, the appearance is indeed hallucinating, like the name.
It features a kaleidoscopic array of 110 carats of different coloured diamonds carefully cut and set into a platinum bracelet.
It was reported that thousands of hours were spent by a team of designers, craftsmen and gemologists to finish this watch.