Most Expensive Swatch Watches
In the world of watches the name of Swatch holds certain special appeal due to their unique designs and intricate technology. This company was founded by Nicolas Hayek, as part of the Swatch Group in 1983. The name ‘Swatch’ is a contraction of ‘Second Watch’ and was coined by Hayek as it sounded fun and casual, just like the watches it made. The Swatch watch company offers the most diversified and unique designer and casual watches some of which are on the expensive side of the scale.
These are the most expensive Swatch watches:
1. Swatch Kiki Picasso (KIKI) – Price : $22,600
The Swatch Kiki Picasso is the most expensive of the Swatch watches with a collector’s price of around $22,600. This watch is a complete designer watch and was launched as part of the 1985 Spring Summer Collection with only 120 pieces being made for the limited-edition series.
2. Swatch Andrew Logan Jelly Fish – Price : $10,300
The Swatch Andrew Logan Jelly Fish watch is one of the most unique and sought-after watch and is priced at an asking price of around $10,300. This one was also launched with the 1985 Spring Summer Collection and belonged to the Drag Queen Contest category.
3. Swatch Oigol Oro – Price : $10,292
The Swatch designer watch by famed designer Oigol Oro is a limited edition watch and is priced at around $10,292 with only 120 pieces available in the market today. First released in the 1989 Spring Summer Collection, this watch is a special art piece and comes in an analog dial with a plastic/resin strap.
4. Funky Swatch Keith Haring Special Edition – Price : $4,600
The Swatch Special Edition by Keith Haring were released in 1985 and recently sold for around $4,600 at an auction. The dial of these watches bore the typical Keith Haring signature style with bright color contrasts and cartoonish figures on its face with every watch having the designer’s exclusive signature.
5. 1985 GZ 999W ‘Velvet Underground’ – Price : $3,100
The 1985 edition of the GZ 999W ‘Velvet Underground’ by Swatch is priced around $3,100. This collector’s item features a quartz-powered mechanism that is water-proof up to 3 bars. This is a special edition ladies watch and was popular as much as it is now when it was launched.
6. 2001 Swatch Diaphane One Carrousel Tourbillion – Price : $1,200
The Swatch Diaphane One Carrousel Tourbillion was listed recently at an auction starting around $1,200. Although Swatch is not known for making too many luxury watches of high horology, this watch is a distinct one with a sleek plastic and aluminum body encasing high horology such as the Carrousel Tourbillion by Swatch.
7. Swatch ‘Compu-Tech’ Original – Price : $1,100
The Swatch ‘Compu-Tech’ Original was recently sold for around $1,100 at an auction. The dials of this watch has the typical 80’s red, yellow and green pattern on a grey background. This watch features a plastic body and strap with a Swiss quartz movement and is resistant to water for around 3 bars.
8. Swatch ‘Sir Limelight’ – Price : $950
The Swatch ‘Sir Limelight’ is a prototype of the 1987 Christmas Special men’s model and was recently sold for around $950 at an auction. This is a sleek designer watch with a black dial and numbers in contrasting colored crystals on the 1, 2.3 and 12 positions, and also includes gold hands.
9. Swatch ‘The American’ – Price : $950
‘The American’ by Swatch is priced at around $950 and is one of the most sought-after collector’s items from the watchmaker. This watch features an English calendar and completely made of plastic. It also features Swiss quartz movement and is water-resistant up to 3 bars.
10. Swatch ‘Don’t Be Too Late’ – Price : $875
The Swatch’s ‘Don’t Be Too Late’ model was recently auctioned for around $875. This watch features a jet black dial with brightly worded phrase title inscribed in it. This water is resistant to water for around 3 bars.
These watches from Swatch are mostly classic timepieces and have their very own niche market for Swatch enthusiasts and unique watch collectors. These are just a few examples of the popularity and demand that Swatch commands in the timepiece manufacturing and design industry.