Now there’s luxury watches and then there’s extreme luxury watches. Want to take a guess at the price tag on the world’s most expensive one for sale right now? Don’t even bother…you won’t believe it anyway. The most extravagant luxury watch on the market to date is the diamond encrusted Chopard, listed at a cool $25 million dollars. While this watch boasts over 201 carats of pink, blue, and white diamonds, including a single 163 carat diamond…who is really going to walk around with this on their wrist? Obviously, this is a showcase piece, but is all that opulence really necessary. When half of America is out of work and struggling, do we really need to be so bold and brazen as to create a watch like this? I guess the answer is yes, but I for one think it is rather ridiculous. I want to own pieces with history and meaning, like the old blue dial Seiko watch that my dad used to wear. I keep that piece tucked away safely in my jewelry box and if anything ever happened to it I would be crushed, but I wouldn’t be broke. Choosing luxury watches should be more about taste than cost.