The $30M Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette
Brace yourselves, folks. This watch is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. It’s more expensive than a Ferrari, a mansion, a luxury yacht, or all these combined!
We are talking about the Breguet Grande Complication Marie-Antoinette watch. Work on the watch began in 1782 by Abraham-Louis Breguet and was finished in 1827 by his son, 4 years after his death.
This amazing piece of design, class and technology and has more pieces (823) than an iPhone is s self winding, has a minute repeater, perpetual calendar, equation of time, jumping hour, power reserve indicator, and a bimetallic thermometer. It is encased in gold, boasting the intricate mechanism running it, Breguet used sapphire to lower the friction within the piece.
Ready to know the price of this watch? Well, it’s only currently priced at $30, 000, 000.00. Yes folks, a whopping 30 million US dollars! Imagine all the things you can buy with that. Surely, not just a watch—but don’t buy this one or it’s all you’ll be getting with that amount.
So what makes this watch so costly?
It was commissioned by a an alleged lover of Marie Antoinette, the French queen. However, Marie wasn’t even able to lay her eyes upon the said watch because they finished creating it 34 years after her execution. How unfortunate, right?
Well at least we got to feast our eyes upon it—through photos, well unless you’re a billionaire of course.
We know you might be as curious as we are about this extravagant piece of jewelry, so there you go. Click the link below to watch the video if you want to know more.