What are the most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world right now? Long gone are the raw and unpolished wearable devices of early 2015. As the new wave of trendy wearables is growing fast, so are the smartwatches. Over the last five years, we’ve moved from the bulky models with plasticky bracelets to some of the most luxurious creations ever.
A new era of luxury smartwatches, of all ranges, sizes, styles and finishes has emerged; smartwatches with sapphire screens, made from gold and platinum, encrusted with diamonds and precious stones and paired with rare leather bracelets.
Prestigious watchmaker and luxury brands such as Patek Philippe, Breguet, Tag Heuer and LV have invested hundreds of millions in smartwatch startups to deliver the modern luxury of the wealthy and aristocratic consumers.
When compared with their classic counterparts, the smartwatches haven’t reached the seven-digit mark. Not yet. But with price tags higher than houses in London, the number of smartwatches on six digits figures is growing fast.
As we are approaching the mid of the year, the custom here at WTVOX is to update our top 5 most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world, with the latest additions of 2019. So here we go with our selection of the most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world right now.
1. The $9000 Breitling Exospace B55 Black Titanium Smartwatch
Finally, Breitling has taken a new approach to design, thanks to its smart technology watches. Rather than clinging to the past styles of classic Swiss watches, the company has embraced a more modern appeal, and bright, fresh colours, beautifully reflected in the Breitling Expspace B55 Connected smartwatch.
Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Black Titanium smartwatch has a casing made from titanium, with an ultralight strap made from high-quality organic rubber, and a $9000 price tag that makes it one of the most expensive luxury smartwatches in the world.
When compared to other smartwatches on the market, Breitling’s smartwatch has a unique feature in the dual time zones which adapts to whatever the current time zone is.
Also, the watch has analogue hands which work like a regular mechanical watch, complementing the watch’s call, texts, emails, and social media notifications.
More importantly, while most companies outsource the technology and assemble elsewhere, this is an ‘all-Swiss’ smartwatch, designed and assembled entirely in Switzerland.
2. The $15,000 de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 Luxury Smartwatch
The result of a partnership between the Korean tech giant Samsung and the exclusive luxury Swiss jeweller de Grisogono, this timepiece is 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 has round shape gold body studded with 127 black and white diamonds, in what it seems a perfect example of sophisticated design and creative talent.
Designed by Fawaz Gruosi, de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 is crafted like a jewellery watch and tailored to the intricacies and innovations of Samsung technology.
Bearing the brand’s specific design codes, graced with scrolling motifs, subtle shades of rose gold and the brand emblem, the diamond-set gold bezel turns freely around the dial, partially hidden at 6 and 12 o’clock beneath two black DLC-coated arches set with the emblematic 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 must belong to the luxury giant, Louis Vuitton. The initial Tambour Horizon smartwatch line made by Louis Vuitton came in several different cases such as black, graphite and monogram, paired with a large selection of straps.
The Tambour Horizon followed up on the details of LV’s existing watch portfolio, however, the design was adapted to specific situations and times such as winter, travel and designer’s style themes.
The Tambour Horizon case measures 42mm in diameter and 12.55mm in thickness and on the back of the case has a sapphire crystal glass face embossed with the Louis Vuitton logo. Moreover, with the new Tambour, you can make the smartwatch your own.
You can choose an interchangeable strap from a wide range of colours and materials to change it out quickly and easily and create your own style.
The watch is available only in selected stores and with a price that starts at $2,450 for the regular stainless steel model, and $2,900 for the black variant and again, this $15,500 rare Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse Limited Edition smartwatch version is an absolute bargain.
4. The 112,000 USD Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle Luxury Smartwatch
Launched in a 88 pieces limited edition, if you can find it, this smartwatch will set you off 112,000 USD. The smartwatch has to two watch faces as at a first look, Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle doesn’t seem too different from a classic watch. But, if you flip it over, you’ll see the Apple Watch engine inside.
When asked if this is a joke, Adam Pluemer, the president of Nico Gerard insisted that the made the most natural place for the Apple Watch is inside the wrist:
“Most executives spend 99% of their time in the board meeting rooms. If you do not want someone seeing text messages across the table, this is the easiest way and most discreet way to keep connected.”
Nico Gerard Pinnacle smartwatches are only made to order, assembled in Switzerland, and have a waiting time of 10 to 12 months and the top analogue watch or section, call it as you like, has a red-and-gold minimalist design, embedded in an 18-karat gold casing, with a three-piece link band.
5. The $114,995 Custom-Made Luxury Apple Watch
Like it or not, Apple remains the most persuasive watchmaker on the market. And yet, to some, Apple Watch is just a revolting square wrist-computer, lacking charisma, history and style. To others, the Apple Watch is classy, sleek, and even opulent. We too believe that the latest Apple Watch is a great-looking device, but just like everyone else, we’d love to see some updates.
Truth be told, not much has changed with Apple Watch over the previous two generations, design and specs-wise. There are minor differences, but for that, you would have to put all the previous Series 2 and 3 and 4 side-by-side to notice them.
However, that lack of design changes and updates has led to a new wave of custom made Apple watches, culminating with some of the most luxurious creations ever and this category was owned last year by the ‘Tempo’ version made by Legend.
‘Tempo Legend’ smartwatch was built on the core of the new Apple Watch 3. It had this sleek, light, and yet powerful device image.
The Legend was handcrafted to a pearly, lustrous finish that didn’t scratch or tarnish but what captivated the buyers’ attention was the highly sophisticated hand-engraved design created by experienced masters by hand in over 30 hours of work to achieve the flawless finish.
The watch also had a beautiful clasp plated in 24 ct gold featuring the customer’s initials etched as a monogram and an authentic leather strap made from rare alligator skin. The final result was a mesmerising luxury smartwatch with a free gold-plated docking station.
However, this year’s winner of the custom Apple Watch section is the Lux Watch Omni smartwatch, an 18-karat gold Apple Watch with multiple rows of 11.30-carat 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 designs and manufactures haute-couture products.
The Lux Watch Omni edition is featuring over 12 carats of jewels on the device, but the company has made 30 luxury models of Apple’s pricey smartwatch which include an 18-karat pink gold, 24-karat yellow gold, and a 950 platinum version in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes.
Every one of these devices is hand made and come in a ‘zero aluminium’ Halliburton case made from carbon fibre with suede leather interior, a certificate of authenticity and, guess what, Apple’s 1-year default warranty.
Best part? Cyrus Blacksmith, the CEO of the company, will use a percentage of the sales to donate to the buyer’s charity of choice.
6. The $180,000 Tag Heuer Connected Modular 45 Full Diamond Smartwatch
Finally, the first place in our list of the most expensive luxury smartwatches belongs to TAG Heuer! Priced at a fifth of a million USD, this is the highest-priced smartwatch at the moment. A creation of Tag Heuer, one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world, Tag Heuer Connected Modular smartwatch is a masterclass in watchmaking, precision, and opulence.
The Swiss company is best known for its sophisticated, timeless mechanical watch technology but this time, the engine lies in a desktop matching Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of storage, 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 can be justified easily by the like 24-carat gold and the 589 diamonds spread out over the band, case, and face of the watch like confetti. Moreover, your smartwatch will be compatible with all types of smartphones.
Word of caution thou’. As smartwatch technology goes obsolete fast, just like smartphones, it is for you to decide if it is worth paying two Ferraris for a diamond-covered smartwatch.