Fanciers of fine autos have a dream car that they would love to own but can’t afford. Similarly, many watch aficionados have a dream timepiece, one that’s totally out of their reach. Here are a few of the dream machines of the watch world. If Santa doesn’t leave one of these beauties in your stocking this year, maybe you’ll make your first million in 2015 and be able to buy one of your own.
Men’s 18K Gold Rolex Yachtmaster II
Doesn’t every lover of fine luxury watches dream of owning a Rolex? Nothing says you’ve arrived like having a real Rolex on your wrist, and this Yachtmaster reeks of money and success. With its screw down crown, heavy oyster bracelet and sapphire crystal plus gold/Luminova hands and markers, this is a timepiece that makes a bold statement. With an MSRP of $33,650, it should.
Cartier 18k Rose Gold & Diamond Tank Anglaise Men’s Watch
This ultra luxe take on Cartier’s classic tank watch has an 18K rose gold case with silver and lacquered dial, diamond bezel and date display at the 3 o-clock position. You probably won’t be going diving in this one but in case you get pushed into a sultan’s pool, it’s good to know that this timepiece is water resistant to 30 meters. This gorgeous Cartier watch is available at Luxury Watches NYC and comes with a price tag of $73,000.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Ice Blue Dial Platinum Men’s Watch
This eye-catching timepiece has a 40mm round platinum case with platinum bracelet and a fixed ceramic bezel. The ice blue dial sports luminous hands and index hour markers with three sub-dials displaying 60 seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours. This fine Rolex timepiece also has a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and solid case back. You could actually go diving into exotic waters in this one since it’s water resistant to 100 meters. The price tag for this icy beauty? A cool $75,000.00.
Breguet Classique Hora Mundi
An intricately designed dial that comes in three versions honoring the Americas, the continents of Europe and Africa or Asia and Oceana, distinguishes this classically beautiful watch. Whichever you choose, this is a stunning 18K rose gold timepiece with a unique complication: an instant-jump time-zone display system with synchronized date, day/night and city indications. The tab for all this time traveling? An otherworldly $78,900.00.
Zenith Academy Minute Repeater Men’s Automatic Watch
The 18K rose gold case of this 45mm timepiece holds a self-winding Swiss mechanical automatic movement and has a band of brown leather over rubber. This impressive watch sports an anti-reflective sapphire crystal and is water resistant to 30 meters, but the most impressive part is the price tag of $173,000.00. For frugal millionaires, Ashford Watches has one of these for sale on Amazon for merely $110,720.00—with free shipping.