A great watch is the ultimate statement of luxury for many reasons. Meticulous craftsmanship, beautiful design and high quality materials are just the minimum requirements for anyone to enter the saturated luxury watch market. Luxury platinum watches embody the pinnacle of design and craftsmanship for a brand, pairing one of the world’s most precious metals with the simple act of telling time.
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As collectors and enthusiasts, we look to platinum examples as ambitious ‘Holy Grail’ pieces that represent success and status. In this special, we list the best luxury watches produced in platinum by some of the industry’s most iconic watchmakers in the world. Buy any of the watches featured in this special offer by clicking on the links below. Check back to duPont REGISTRY for more news and announcements on upcoming luxury watches.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
The Zeiterk Minute Repeater was introduced in 2015. The dial is in solid silver, the hour bridge in black rhodium-plated German silver and the hands in rhodium-plated gold.
Retail price: $454,000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Automatic Flying Tourbillon
The Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon is adorned with a case and bracelet in 950 platinum as well as a light blue sunburst Tapisserie dial emanating from the cage of the flying tourbillon.
Retail price: $281,500
Bovet Recital 22 Grand Recital
The Récital 22 Grand Récital received the Aiguille d’Or in 2018 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. It features retrograde hours, minutes, seconds on the double-sided flying tourbillon, precision moon phase, double-sided retrograde date, fabulous 9-day power reserve with a single barrel and retrograde perpetual calendar on the back. . Presented in a “writing slope” box, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is BOVET engineering at its best.
Retail price: $500,000
Breguet Classic “Grande Complication”
Classic “Grande Complication” openwork platinum wristwatch with tourbillon. Hand-wound movement, hand-engraved. Seconds march on the axis of the tourbillon. Breguet spiral compensator hairspring. Hour circle and semi-circle of the seconds in silvered gold, hand-engraved on a pink motor. Water resistant to 30 meters. Diameter: 35mm. Available with platinum bracelet.
Retail price: $153,200
FP Journe Black Label Sovereign Chronometer
With a limited production of around 900 pieces per year, FP Journe wanted to offer an even more exclusive timepiece that would only be available to owners of an FP Journe watch. With a case in platinum, the most precious metal, FP Journe has created a distinguished black dial that further personalizes the elegance of the brand’s watches. The black label collection was born.
Retail price: $45,900
Omega Speedmaster Caliber 321 Chronograph
Presented on a black leather strap, this platinum model houses the iconic OMEGA Caliber 321, a movement reborn for today with original specifications. Wearers can view the caliber through the sapphire crystal back of the 42mm timepiece, which has been crafted from a special platinum alloy with the use of gold (Pt950Au20).
Retail price: $59,400
Patek Philippe 6102P Celeste
Reflecting the great tradition of Patek Philippe astronomical watches, the Céleste devotes its dial to a rotating map of celestial bodies. At any time, its owner can admire the exact configuration of the night sky in the northern hemisphere, with the apparent movement of the stars as well as the phases and orbit of the moon. Two skeleton hands indicate the hours and minutes of mean solar time. An Ellipse, placed on the underside of the sapphire crystal, frames the portion of sky visible from Geneva and all the other cities located at the same latitude.
This chronograph was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sports chronographs and continues to transcend time. The ice blue dial is the discreet and exclusive signature of a platinum Rolex watch. Rolex uses platinum, the noblest of metals, for the most beautiful of watches.
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Rolex Day-Date 40
Synonymous with excellence and reliability, Rolex watches are designed for everyday wear and, depending on the model, perfectly suited for a wide range of sporting and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetic. The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is the ultimate prestige watch.
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Vacheron Constantin Traditionelle Perpetual Calendar Chronograph
This exceptional 950/1000 platinum watch contains two high-quality complications: a column-wheel chronograph and a perpetual calendar requiring no adjustment until 2100. The perpetual calendar displays a moon phase with a starry sky in platinum 950/1000 and two moons. In addition, the tachymeter scale painted on the dial makes it possible to determine an average speed thanks to the central chronograph hand.
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