These expensive watches come in the weirdest shapes

From the watch that's 'melting' to the one that looks like a frog, here are watches with crazy pieces.
  • Some of these pieces are very difficult to find because they’re no longer in production
  • They all cost at least six figures
  • Legend has it one of those watches was the result of a literal car crash

Published on Dec 2, 2023 at 4:00PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Dec 4, 2023 at 9:27PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis
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Most expensive watches are round, square like the TAG Heuer Monaco, tonneau-shaped like Richard Mille and Franck Muller, or even octagonal like the AP Royal Oak.

But there are also a few interesting timepieces with unusual and odd shapes that don’t fall under any of the usual categories.

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They are rare, usually expensive, and always sought after in the pre-owned market.

So here is a round-up of some of the most bizarre and unusually appealing watches you can get your hands on.

MB&F HM3 ‘Frog’

This watch is designed to look like a frog and that’s exactly what it looks like.

In fact, they even call it the ‘Frog’ watch.

Manufactured by independent Swiss watchmaker MB&F, it’s available in grade 5 titanium, red gold or PVD-coated zirconium.

Whichever model you pick, you’ll get a watch with two ‘domes’ designed to look like the eyes of a frog.

One dome shows you the hours, and the other one shows you the minutes.

It’s pricey, too, with a price tag of $165,000.

Cartier Crash

Arguably the most well-known watch on the list, probably because it’s made by Cartier, the Crash was created in London in the mid 1960s.

Jean-Jacques Cartier, the grandson of the company’s founder Louis-François, and his go-to designer Rupert Emmerson worked on the shape for a few years and came up with this, an oval case that looks like it has been smashed into a wall.

Although beautiful, there’s no question it fits into the ‘weird watches’ category.

No one knows for sure how this wild shape came about but legend has it it was because of a car accident.

The watch in question survived and it sort of looked like this, and Cartier decided to create a production model.

The Crash is still hugely popular today and it unites collectors of all sorts, including rappers Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Jay-Z who all own one.

If you want to get one from the pre-owned market, get ready to fork out at least $120,000.

Falcone, the ‘melting’ watch

In the 80s, Dino and Roberto Falcone, father & son watchmakers in Milan, manufactured a few cases that looked like they were melting, inspired by by Dali’s Persistence of Memory.

Each watch was unique, made from either yellow or white gold, and each watch was powered by an automatic movement.

This watch is worth at least $200,000 in today’s market.

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