Since Tag Heuer and Louis Vuitton got involved in the segment of luxury smartwatches, we’re fast approaching the 1 million USD price tag.
Made from premium materials and praised by industry experts, these elegant timepieces have GPS tracking, heart rate sensors, activity tracking, high-resolution screens, and advanced customization options.
In this article, I’ll introduce you to the world’s most expensive and luxurious smartwatches right now.
Starting at the $1000 mark…
Montblanc Sumit 2
Montblanc Summit 2 is the second release of the ever-so-popular luxury smartwatch launched by Swiss watch-making experts.
Inspired by the award-winning Montblanc 1858 vintage series, this time in a tech-infused version.
Made at the company’s cutting-edge development center, this premium smartwatch runs on Android Wear and is compatible with iPhone and Android phones.
Marketed as a unisex luxury smartwatch, Montblanc Summit 2 includes a heart rate and activity monitoring, altimeter, fitness tracker, and chronograph.
The watch has water resistance capabilities and can run third-party apps on its high-resolution AMOLED touchscreen, covered by a curved sapphire crystal.
Garmin Marq Driver
Made from titanium and ceramic, the Garmin Marq Driver Android wear smartwatch has advanced nautical features.
The watch can track wind speed, direction, temperature, tide, etc.
In the same Marq line of tool watches, Garmin includes five different models: Driver, Aviator, Captain, Expedition, and Athlete, with prices starting at $1,500.
Some other notable features are music play, contactless pay, detailed maps, pulse, and VO2 max measurement.
Tempo By Legend
Except for the Apple Pro smartwatch 2023 model, the Cupertino-based company has not changed the design of its watches over time.
In time, the choice to stick with the original design has led to several waves of custom-made Apple watches.
One of the top luxury smartwatch customizers is ‘Legend’ a Finnish company that has built ‘Tempo’ on the core of Apple Watch SE.
Tempo by Legend is enclosed in a beautifully engraved case, handcrafted to a pearly, lustrous finish that does not scratch or tarnishes with ease.
Each watch is engraved, by hand, by a master artisan in over 30 hours of work to achieve a flawless finish and is paired with a gold-plated docking station.
The watch has a beautiful clasp plated with 24-karat gold linked to an authentic leather strap made from alligator skin.
While the company no longer makes these custom-made watches, you can still find them on forums, sold by collectors.
Breitling Exospace B55 Black Titanium
After clinging (a bit too long) to the classic Swiss watch mechanism, Breitling has decided to attack the luxury smartwatch market.
The Breitling Exospace B55 Black Titanium watch is the most expensive piece in the luxury smartwatch category.
Priced at just a bit under 10,000 U.S. dollars, Breitling Exospace B55 Connected Black Titanium has a casing made from (obviously) titanium.
Compared to other watches embedded with wearable technology, Breitling’s smartwatch has unique features, such as dual time zones on digital and analog displays.
Also, Breitling’s watch has analog hands to look and function like a mechanical watch.
It is an excellent smartwatch that lets you make calls, send texts and emails, and perfectly deal with social media notifications.
Paired with a high-quality organic rubber strap, this water-resistant watch has a unique look, style, and price.
Moreover, this ‘Made in Switzerland’ watch is easily recognized by lovers of luxury smartwatches worldwide.
de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2
de Grisogono Samsung Gear ‘Galaxy watch’ is the unexpected result of a rare partnership between Samsung and Grisogono, a luxury jeweler from Switzerland.
Wrapped in Grisogono’s unique design and packed with Samsung Gear S2’s technological prowess, de Grisogono Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch is the most expensive Samsung Galaxy watch.
Designed by Fawaz Gruosi, the round shape and a gold body studded with 127 black and white diamonds turn this Galaxy watch wrap into a perfect example of sophistication and creativity.
Bearing the brand’s specific design codes, scrolling motifs, subtle shades of rose gold, and emblem, this smartwatch stands out from a mile.
LV Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse Limited Edition
Launched by the luxury fashion house LVMH, the Tambour Horizon smartwatch came in several case colors.
The latest Tambour Horizon follows up on LV’s classic watch portfolio from a design and stylistic perspective.
The line offers black, graphite, and monogram bodies, all paired with a large selection of leather straps.
While there are design variations and adaptations to specific situations and times, size-wise, all Tambour Horizon watches measure 42mm in diameter and 12.55mm in thickness.
Each smartwatch carries a sapphire crystal glass face embossed with the Louis Vuitton logo on the back of the stainless steel case.
However, the show’s star, the Tambour Horizon Monogram Eclipse Limited Edition luxe smartwatch, is tough to find.
Hoptroff, a British watchmaker, makes this strange-looking wristwatch.
Not a true smartwatch but a hybrid watch, the Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch is a rare combination of connected technology, classical mechanics, and luxurious design.
The Hoptroff Atomic Wristwatch is WI FI enabled and capable of connecting and synchronizing with your Apple or Android phone.
As such, you can access your calendar, messages, and emails all via your smartphone.
However, you’ll have to fork out quite a lot to have one of these beauties.
Moreover, there are special conditions you have to pass before you can buy this luxury smartwatch.
To start, you’ll have to pay a 25 percent deposit to reserve it.
Then, you’ll have to wait for at least three months before you can call yourself the owner of a Hoptroff Atomic luxury smartwatch.
Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle
At first look, the Nico Gerard Sunrise Pinnacle watch doesn’t seem too different from a classic watch.
However, the watch has two faces.
On the top is the classic watch dial made from a red-and-gold casing of 18-karat gold, with a three-piece link band.
Then, if you flip it over, there is an Apple Watch SE inside.
When asked if this is a joke, Adam Pluemer, the president of Nico Gerard, explained that the most natural place for an Apple Watch is inside one’s wrist.
“Most executives spend 99 per cent of their time in the board meeting rooms. If you do not want someone to see your text messages from across the table, this is the best and most discreet way to stay connected.”
Assembled in Switzerland, only 88 Nico Gerard Pinnacle pieces were made to order.
At that time, there was a considerable waiting time to get one of these sleek design limited-edition luxury masterpieces.
Lux Watch OMNI
The second Apple-based custom luxury watch on our list is the Lux Watch Omni beast.
Based on the 18-karat gold Appple watch, this piece has multiple rows of 11.30-karat diamonds around the face, buttons, and clasp.
The Lux Watch Omni is a creation of Brikk, a company that makes haute-couture fashion goods.
Overall, the Lux Watch Omni edition features 12 karats of rare stones, diamonds, and jewels.
The company has also made 30 ‘cheaper’ models based on Apple Watch SE to satisfy all tastes.
The line includes 18-karat pink gold, 24-karat yellow gold, and 950 platinum versions in 38 mm and 42 mm sizes.
All devices are hand-made and come in a ‘zero aluminum’ Halliburton case made from carbon fiber and an interior from suede leather.
Tag Heuer Connected Modular Full Diamond
Priced at 180,000 USD, TAG Heuer Connected Modular is the most expensive luxury smartwatch in the world.
Part of the Swatch Group, TAG Heuer is a Swiss watchmaker best known for its sophisticated and timeless traditional watches.
However, with the launch of the Connected Modular watch, TAG Heuer has become the king of engineering capabilities in luxury smartwatches.
So what makes TAG Heuer Connected Modular the most expensive smartwatch in the world right now?
The watch’s engine is driven by a desktop-like Intel processor, running a custom Android Wear OS.
Inside you’ll find 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB storage, and a battery that lasts 25 hours.
The watch also has a gyroscope, GPS, microphone, accelerometer, and a super AMOLED touchscreen.
If the tech doesn’t impress you, your purchase can be justified by the casing made from 24-karat gold or by the 589 diamonds spread out all over the band, case, and watch face, almost like confetti.
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These are the top 10 expensive smartwatches right now for those with money to invest in them.
For those of you interested in smartwatches but do not (yet) have the budget for a luxury one, here are some excellent alternatives:
- Galaxy Watch – latest release
- Horological Smartwatch by Frederique Constant
- Michael Kors Access
- The latest Watch SE from Apple
- Moto 360
- Huawei Watch GT 2
- Vector Watch
Growing up in western PEI, Bruce Knox blends his extensive public health, non-profit, and public sector background with a deep love for innovative technologies to bring people together in healthier communities and environments.