What is the most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world right now?
Article updated on the 23rd of February 2020.
Long gone are the raw and unpolished wearable devices of the past decade.
As the new wave of trendy wearables is growing fast, so is the market of smartwatches.
Over the last five years, we’ve moved from the bulky models with plasticky bracelets to some of the most luxurious smartwatches (and watches) ever made.
A new era of luxury smartwatches, of all ranges, sizes, styles and finishes has emerged.
Prestigious Smartwatch Makers
The existing offering of luxury smartwatches is huge.
You can go very tech and choose a luxury smartwatch that knows more about you than you know yourself or go classic style with a luxury smartwatch made from gold, platinum, encrusted with diamonds and precious stones.
The following is a top of 6 smartwatches made by prestigious watchmakers of luxury brands.
Luxury smartwatches made by Patek Philippe, Breguet, Tag Heuer, Louis Vuitton, and other luxury houses seeking to cater to the tech-savvy and wealthy young consumers.
What Makes A Smartwatch Luxury?
When compared with their classic counterparts, luxury smartwatches have yet to reach the seven-digit mark.
But with price tags higher than houses in London, the number of luxury smartwatches on the six digits figures is growing fast.
As we’ve embarked on a new decade, our top 7 most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world has received a well-deserved 2020 update.
Without further ado, here we go with our selection of the most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world right now.
1. The $9000 Breitling Exospace B55 Black Titanium Smartwatch
Finally, Breitling has immersed fully on the road of smart tech and started launching improved watches and designs.
After clinging for so long to the past styles of classic Swiss watch styles, Breitling has embraced a more modern smartwatch style. The look is super appealing, with bright and fresh colours.
From the latest available range, our favourite is the Breitling Exospace B55 Connected smartwatch, priced at just a bit under 10K U.S. dollars.
This luxury smartwatch stands out from a mile.
The Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Black Titanium smartwatch has a casing made from titanium, paired with an ultralight strap made from high-quality organic rubber.
When compared to other high-end smartwatches available on the market, Breitling’s luxury smartwatch has a few unique features.
It has dual time zones on both, the digital and analogue displays, it is able to adapt to the current time on both mechanisms, and it knows where the wearer is at all times.
Also, Breitling’s luxury smartwatch has analogue hands which work like a regular mechanical watch.
The looks complemented by the smartwatch capability to make calls, send texts, emails, and deal with social media notifications to perfection.
Then, it is the $9000 price tag which makes it one of the most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world.
Given its unique look, style, and price, this watch is easily recognised by the lovers of smartwatches from all over the world.
Thus, don’t be surprised if it becomes an unexpected conversation opener. Just go with the flow.
Oh, one more thing. While most smartwatch companies outsource their technology and assemble elsewhere, this is an ‘all-Swiss’ luxury smartwatch.
Designed and assembled entirely in Switzerland.
2. The $15,000 de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 Luxury Smartwatch
This beauty is the unexpected result of a rare partnership between the Korean tech giant Samsung and the exclusive luxury Swiss jeweller de Grisogono.
Hailed as equally the rarest timepiece and the most expensive luxury smartwatch that Samsung has ever made.
Building on de Grisogono’s unique design heritage and Samsung Gear S2’s technological prowess, de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is out of this world.
With a round shape and a gold body studded with 127 black and white diamonds, this luxury smartwatch is a perfect example of sophisticated design and creative talent.
Designed by Fawaz Gruosi, de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 is crafted like a jewellery watch.
Perfectly tailored by expert artisans, this smartwatch holds some of the most powerful intricacies and innovations that Samsung technology brings.
Bearing the brand’s specific design codes, scrolling motifs, subtle shades of rose gold and the brand emblem, this smartwatch stands out from a mile.
On the top, the diamond-set gold bezel turns freely around the dial.
Then, at 6 and 12 o’clock there are two black DLC-coated arches, graciously embedded with de Grisogono black diamonds.
3. The $15,500 LV Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse Limited Edition Smartwatch
Of course, one of the most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world must belong to the luxury fashion giant, Louis Vuitton.
The first Tambour Horizon luxury smartwatch line made by Louis Vuitton came in several different case-colours.
There were black, graphite and monogram bodies, all paired with a large selection of straps.
The latest Tambour Horizon follows up LV’s watch portfolio, from a design and stylistic perspective.
However, there are design variations and adaptations to specific situations and times.
There is a Tambour Horizon luxury smartwatch for winter, one for travel and then there are special editions called ‘Designer Styled Themes’.
Looks-wise, all Tambour Horizon luxury smartwatches measures 42mm in diameter and 12.55mm in thickness.
On the back of the case, each smartwatch carries a sapphire crystal glass face embossed with the Louis Vuitton logo.
Moreover, with the latest Tambour Horizon luxury smartwatch promo, you can choose to have it personalised to match your style.
You can choose an interchangeable strap from a wide range of colours and materials.
You can also ask them to engrave the smartwatch to your liking, and even choose the faces of the watch from a huge online database, mostly for free.
However, the latest generation of this luxury smartwatch is available only in selected stores.
The price of Tambour Horizon smartwatch that starts at $2,450 for the regular stainless steel model and $2,900 for the black variant.
But, the star of the show, the ultra-rare Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse Limited Edition luxury smartwatch, starts at $15,500.
Which, if you find it, get it! It is an absolute bargain.
4. The $55,000 Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch
This strange-looking smartwatch is made by Hoptroff a British watchmaker.
Not a true smartwatch but a hybrid watch, the Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch is a rare combination of smart technology, classical mechanics, and luxurious design.
The Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch is capable of connecting and synchronizing with your smartphone to give you access to your calendar logs, messages, texts, and any other relevant tricks.
However, to have one of these beauties, you’ll have to fork out just a bit under $55,000.
Moreover, there are special conditions you have to pass before you can buy this luxury smartwatch.
To start, you’ll have to pay a 25 per cent deposit – to place the order and reserve it.
Then, you’ll have to wait for at least three months before you can call yourself the owner of a Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch luxury smartwatch.
5. The $112,000 Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle Luxury Smartwatch
Now, this is something you’ve got to see!
Launched in only 88 pieces, this is a limited edition luxury smartwatch.
Not many are to be found nowadays, but if you find one for sale, this luxury smartwatch will set you off 112,000 USD with ease.
At a first look, Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle doesn’t seem too different from a classic watch.
However, this luxury smartwatch has 2 faces. If you flip it over, you’ll see that there is an Apple Watch ‘engine’ inside.
When asked if this is a joke, Adam Pluemer, the president of Nico Gerard insisted that the most natural place for an Apple Watch is inside the wrist.
“Most executives spend 99 per cent of their time in the board meeting rooms. If you do not want someone to see your text messages from across the table, this is the best and most discreet way to stay connected.”
Assembled in Switzerland, Nico Gerard Pinnacle smartwatches are only made to order.
Interesting to know is that there is a huge waiting time to get one, between 10 and 24 months.
Design-wise, the top of the luxury smartwatch, or the analogue section – call it as you like – is made from a red-and-gold minimalist casing of 18-karat gold, with a three-piece link band.
6. The $114,995 Custom-Made Luxury Apple Watch
Like it or not, Apple has been (arguably remains) the most persuasive watchmaker in the world.
To some, Apple Watch is just a revolting square wrist-computer, lacking charisma, history and style.
To others, Apple Watch is classy, sleek, and opulent. Not here to comment on tastes, so let’s get on with the watch.
Stylistically wise, not much has changed with Apple Watch over time.
Always minor changes but you’ll have to put all previous Series 2 and 3 and 4 side-by-side to notice them.
However, this lack of design changes has led to a new wave of custom-made Apple watches.
The first to mention here is the ‘Tempo Legend’ luxury smartwatch, built on the core of Apple Watch 3.
The Legend is handcrafted to a pearly, lustrous finish that does not scratch or tarnish with ease.
But, what captivates the buyers’ attention is the highly sophisticated engraved design.
It was created by experienced master artisans, engraved by hand in over 30 hours of work per watch, to achieve such a flawless finish.
The watch has a beautiful clasp plated with 24-karat gold, linked to an authentic leather strap made from rare alligator skin.
On the clasp, you can have your initials etched as a monogram.
The final result is a mesmerising luxury smartwatch that comes with a free gold-plated docking station.
The second worth-mentioning Apple-based luxury smartwatch is the Lux Watch Omni beast.
Based on the Apple Watch 18-karat gold, this smartwatch has multiple rows of 11.30-karat diamonds around the face, buttons and strap clasps.
The Lux Watch Omni smartwatch costs a whopping $114,995 and it was produced by Brikk, a company that also makes haute-couture fashion goods.
Overall, the Lux Watch Omni edition features a total of 12 karats of rare stones, diamonds and jewels.
However, the company has made 30 ‘cheaper’ models, to satisfy all possible tastes.
The line includes an 18-karat pink gold, a 24-karat yellow gold, and a 950 platinum version in both, 38 mm and 42 mm sizes.
All devices are hand-made and come in a ‘zero aluminium’ Halliburton case made from carbon fibre and an interior from suede leather.
The smartwatch comes with a certificate of authenticity and, guess what, with Apple’s 1-year default warranty.
Best part? Cyrus Blacksmith, the CEO of the company, cuts a percentage of each sold watch to donate it to the buyer’s charity of choice.
7. The $180,000 Tag Heuer Connected Modular Full Diamond Smartwatch
Finally, back to the main question. What is the most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world right now?
The most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world is TAG Heuer Connected Modular, priced at 180,000 USD.
Priced at almost a fifth of a million USD, this is the king of luxury smartwatches right now.
A creation of Tag Heuer, one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world, the Tag Heuer Connected Modular smartwatch is a masterclass in watchmaking, precision, and opulence.
The main features that make TAG Heuer Connected Modular the most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world are:
- It is covered in 589 diamonds.
- The body is made from white gold.
- It runs on Wear OS.
- The battery lasts for 25 hours.
The Swiss company is best known for its sophisticated, timeless mechanical watch technology.
This time, the engine is driven by a desktop-like Intel processor.
The other specs include 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB storage, a super AMOLED touchscreen, gyroscope, GPS, microphone, accelerometer, and all sorts of smart trackers for fitness and health.
However, if the tech doesn’t impress you much, the two hundred USD you’re going to spend on this luxury smartwatch will.
Nevertheless, your expenditure can be justified by the casing made from 24-karat gold or by the 589 diamonds spread out all over the band, case, and the watch face, almost like confetti.
Moreover, this luxury smartwatch is fully compatible with all types of smartphones.
Before closing the article, there’s a word of caution.
As smartwatch technology goes obsolete fast, just like smartphones, it is for you to decide if it’s worth paying two Ferraris for a diamond-covered smartwatch.
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