Baselworld 2018 Luxury Watch Fair

Watches More Expensive Than Four Years at Harvard

There are expensive watches, and then there are seriously expensive watches. And then there are watches so expensive you have to apply to buy one. Here, a selection of the priciest designs on display at Baselworld, the annual watch trade fair in Basel, Switzerland. (Note: Prices are approximate.)

$520,000: 5531R WorldTime Minute Repeater Luxury Wristwatch by <a href="http://www.patek.com/en/collection/grand-complications/5531R-001" target="_blank">Patek Philippe</a> Bloomberg via Getty Images $520,000: 5531R WorldTime Minute Repeater Luxury Wristwatch by Patek Philippe $930,000: Astronomia Octopus by <a href="http://www.jacobandco.com/timepieces/astronomia-octopus" target="_blank">Jacob &amp; Co</a> Leon Neal/Getty Images $930,000: Astronomia Octopus by Jacob & Co $480,000: BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Luxury Wristwatch by <a href="http://www.bellross.com/our-collections/Experimental/br-x1/br-x1-tourbillon/brx1-skeleton-tourbillon-saphir-black" target="_blank">Bell &amp; Ross</a> Bloomberg via Getty Images $480,000: BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Luxury Wristwatch by Bell & Ross $259,000: 5719/1 by <a href="http://www.patek.com/en/collection/nautilus" target="_blank">Patek Philippe</a> Leon Neal/Getty Images $259,000: 5719/1 by Patek Philippe $246,000: MP-05 LaFerrari Aperta by <a href="http://www.hublot.com/en/collection/mp/mp-05-laferrari-aperta" target="_blank">Hublot</a> Leon Neal/Getty Images $246,000: MP-05 LaFerrari Aperta by Hublot Bargain Shoppers Take Note: $174,000: Maximus by Kerbedanz Leon Neal/Getty Images Bargain Shoppers Take Note: $174,000: Maximus by Kerbedanz