An excellent timepiece is the ultimate statement of luxury for many reasons. Meticulous craftsmanship, beautiful design, and high-quality materials are just the bare minimum requirements for anyone to be an entrant in the saturated market of luxury timepieces. Luxury platinum watches embody the pinnacle of design and craftsmanship for a brand, blending one of the world’s most precious metals with the simple act of telling time.
MUST-READ: The Best Luxury Watches Under $5,000
As collectors and enthusiasts, we gravitate towards platinum examples as the aspirational ‘Grail’ pieces that represent success and status. In this special, we list the best luxury watches produced in platinum from the some of the world’s most iconic watchmakers in the industry. Shop any of the timepieces featured in this special by clicking the links below. Check back into duPont REGISTRY for more upcoming luxury watch news and releases.
A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
The Zeiterk Minute Repeater was introduced in 2015. The dial is crafted from solid silver, the time bridge from black-rhodiumed German silver, and the hands are made of rhodiumed gold.
Retail Price: $454,000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Self-Winding Flying Tourbillon
The Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon adorns a 950 platinum case and bracelet as well as a light blue sunburst Tapisserie dial emanating from the flying tourbillon cage.
Retail Price: $281,500
Bovet Récital 22 Grand Récital
The Récital 22 Grand Récital received the Aiguille d’Or in 2018 at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. It features hours, retrograde minutes, seconds on the double face flying tourbillon, precision moon phase, retrograde double-sided date, a fabulous 9-days power reserve with a single barrel and a retrograde perpetual calendar on the back. Presented in the “writing slope” case, the Récital 22 Grand Récital is BOVET’s Engineering Brilliance at its best.
Retail Price: $500,000
Breguet Classique “Grande Complication”
Classique “Grande Complication” open worked wristwatch in platinum, with tourbillon. Hand wound movement, engraved by hand. Running seconds on the tourbillon shaft. Compensating balance spring with Breguet overcoil. Chapter ring and seconds semi-circle in silvered gold, hand-engraved on a rose engine. Water-resistant to 30 meteres. Diameter : 35 mm. Available with platinum bracelet.
Retail Price: $153,200
F.P. Journe Chronométre Souverain Black Label
With a limited-production of about 900-timepieces per year, F.P. Journe wanted to offer an even more exclusive timekeeper that would be available only for owners of an F.P. Journe watch. With a case made from platinum, the most precious metal, F.P. Journe has created a distinguished black dial that personalizes even further the elegance of the brand watches. The black label collection was born.
Retail Price: $45,900
Omega Speedmaster Calibre 321 Chronograph
Presented on a black leather strap, this platinum model houses the iconic OMEGA Calibre 321, a movement that has been reborn for today using original specifications. Wearers can view the calibre through the sapphire-crystal caseback of the 42 mm timepiece, which has been crafted from a special platinum alloy with the use of gold (Pt950Au20).
Retail Price: $59,400
Patek Philippe 6102P Celestial
Highlighting Patek Philippe’s great tradition of astronomical watches, the Celestial devotes its dial to a rotating chart of the heavenly bodies. At any time, its owner may admire the exact configuration of the nocturnal sky in the northern hemisphere, with the apparent movement of the stars and the phases and orbit of the moon. Two skeletonized hands point to the hours and minutes of mean solar time. An Ellipse, deposited on the underside of the sapphire glass, frames the portion of the sky visible from Geneva and all 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 sport chronographs and continues to transcend time. The ice-blue dial is the discreet and exclusive signature of a Rolex platinum watch. Rolex uses platinum, the noblest of metals, for the finest of watches.
Price On Request
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 sports and other activities. Built to last, these timepieces are characterized by their distinctive and timeless aesthetics. The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is the ultimate watch of prestige.
Price On Request
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 950/1000 platinum and two three-dimensional moons. What’s more, the tachymeter scale painted on the dial makes it possible to determine an average speed thanks to the central hand of the chronograph.
Price On Request