When most people think of expensive watches they think of Rolex. The brand is the largest producer of luxury watches in the world, and they have earned billions of dollars in profits.
Due to Rolex’s status as being an elite brand, many famous celebrities and politicians have worn the company’s watches. As a result, there are a lot of collectible Rolex timepieces out there, each with its own unique history. To collectors these exclusive watches are worth a premium.
Below are the 10 most expensive Rolex watches in the world.
1. The $1.16 Million Rolex Chronograph
In 1942 Rolex only made 12 of these chronograph watches. As a result, they are incredibly rare.
While the exact value of the Rolex Chronograph is debated, one was famously auctioned off for $1.16 million dollars.
This is the most expensive Rolex ever purchased.
2. Eric Clapton’s $505,000 Rolex Daytona
Music sensation Eric Clapton built up quite a following. While many fans spend huge amounts of money to buy Clapton’s guitars, his Rolex Daytona is also highly sought after.
This watch is a fairly standard design and was a part of Rolex’s “Albino” line. Similar watches go for about $100,000. However, because it was worn by Eric Clapton, this specific watch is valued at $505,000.
Having been worn by a celebrity, this Rolex is worth significantly more than others like it.