Time is Precious

Seth Vaughan
November 26, 2013

We typically avoid conspicuous consumption — except when the object in question is covered in some 1,200 flawless diamonds totaling 140 carats, such as with Swiss watchmaker Hublot’s Big Bang Five Million. Billed as the most expensive timepiece in the world, it required 17 craftsmen over the course of 14 months to complete it. Currently the sole Big Bang Five Million is being exhibited throughout Asia. $5,000,000, through the Hublot boutique.