Move over, Edition: these beautiful, custom Apple Watch timepieces define luxury, cost a small fortune


Prior to the announcement of the Apple Watch, the chances of seeing a luxury version of the gadget seemed high, given all the evidence we had at that time. Dipped in gold and/or other precious metals, the pimped variant of Apple's wearable was rumored to carry a price tag of 4 to 5 grand. These rumors weren't exactly spot-on, as it turned out – the Apple Watch Edition did get announced, but its price was even steeper than predicted. As of this writing, getting one will set you back between $10,000 and $17,000, assuming you'd rather pass on adding AppleCare+ protection ($1,500) to your purchase. However, a $17,000 Edition variant isn't the most expensive Apple Watch that you can buy, assuming you have the cash and willingness to spend it. Allow us to bring several luxurious Apple Watch models to your attention – models you won't find in Apple's store.  

Apple Watch Tempo by Legend, Helsinki


This is what happens when an Apple Watch made of solid 18Kt gold lands in the hands of Legend's master engraver. Pictured you see the Apple Watch Tempo, which is the result of over 30 hours of meticulous engraving by hand. Complementing this beautiful timepiece is a top-quality strap made of crocodile, stingray, ostrich or sharkskin leather, with stitchings of your preferred color. Love the bling of diamonds? Just say the word and Legend's artisans will beautify the Tempo's case with VVS1-grade gems. Optionally, you may also include a 24Kt gold plated docking station to your purchase, made for charging and displaying the luxurious gadget in style. The price of the Apple Watch Tempo isn't listed on Legend's web site, but we're guessing it's somewhere in the realm of 5-digit figures and that it will vary, depending on the design and materials a buyer picks.


Brikk Lux Watch


Ready or not, we're entering six-digit territory. In the gallery below you'll see the Brikk Lux Watch, which costs between $49,000 and $115,000, depending on the kind of bling you want on it. The Brixx Lux Watch Omni, in particular, is made of 18Kt yellow gold, pink gold, or 950 platinum, set with diamonds totaling 11.30 karats. The precious stones are arranged in multiple rows around the face, buttons, and clasp of the luxurious wearable. As for the Lux Watch Deluxe, it can be had in gold, rose gold or platinum, just like the Omni variant. Diamonds totaling up to 2.3 karats make the gadget sparkle.


Luxury Apple Watch designs by GoldGenie


And here we have the most expensive Apple Watch design yet – the Apple Watch Diamond Ecstasy, crafted by GoldGenie. To own it, one has to drop over $170,000 before taxes, which is enough money to buy a new Maserati sports car. The timepiece's bracelet and watch face are made of either 18Kt solid gold, rose gold or platinum, and are encrusted with diamonds. This, however, is not the only Apple Watch design in GoldGenie's collection. The $59,000 Apple Watch Diamond Ecstasy Exotic is worth checking out if you're a fan of premium leathers. Strap options include crocodile and python skins of various colors. Of course, the gold-and-diamonds treatment comes standard with this luxury edition of the Watch. Not much into diamonds? Well, there's also the luxurious Apple Watch Elite, plated in 24Kt gold and complemented by a premium leather strap. 

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29 Comments

1. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

So they'll sell a few to rappers and/or middle-eastern princes. BFD. Nobody cares.

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

^^^^^

18. waddup121 unregistered

Truuue!

19. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You forgot to mention old people who like gold blings in every part of their body. For me, gold and crocodile leathers are obsolete fashions. I consider silver and platinum colors as classy but not too showy.

32. illbeonthebeach

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

haha bump

5. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Lipstick on a pig.

9. Nicko97

Posts: 49; Member since: May 25, 2015

Kinda like what skin android is right

11. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

It depends on the skin.

16. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

Not really. All the skins for lollipop are horrible. I have pure android on mine, don't understand how anyone lives with that s6 skin.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Some Android skins are ugly, but they're on the most powerful, most functional mobile OS. So, no.

10. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

They look gaudy.

27. Nathillien unregistered

Exactly

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No longer interested in one, but for the rich...hey why not, they have the doe.

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Doh is more like it...

24. AlikMalix unregistered

Dough

8. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Edition is the stupidest name since OnePlus One...

25. AlikMalix unregistered

Fully agree. I hate "plus" names, grand, duo, pro, pointless stuff like that. My favorite naming scheme is nexus' 5, 7, 10, it properly placed these among its own catalog and it tells you what it is. Of course they killed it with "2014, 2015 edition". I say, if you have to explain it - you're doing it wrong. iOS is nice by the numbers, android works by the alphabet. Windows, well they seem to do their stuff all over the place on purpose. I know pointless rant - just bored I guess.

30. FrenchTea

Posts: 16; Member since: Aug 18, 2014

No I very much enjoyed this rant. It's nice to see lovely people like you notice little things that are sometimes over looked. You have a very refreshing point of view. :)

12. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

Lipstick on a pig.

13. ppoojavermaa

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Don't like this news

20. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I like it when gold is used for transistors and motherboard conductors, not on my wrist. I just find it too Victorian.

21. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

I wouldwou pay that much for a generic Apple watch. Apple does not sound premium at all.lol

33. illbeonthebeach

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

Love iphone. Don't think I would paying for the watch.

23. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

All I can see when I look at those is how many cars I could buy for that amount. Even if I had more money than $deity, I still couldn't see myself dropping that kind of coin on an inevitably surpassed device.

26. ricmdv

Posts: 28; Member since: May 02, 2015

But why?

28. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

All for show,very Apple

29. Virage

Posts: 88; Member since: May 25, 2015

All for show,very Apple

31. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

better spend that money on a proper Patek Philippe or Hublot.

34. illbeonthebeach

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

that's where I would put my $ if I were to spend that amount

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