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The World’s Most Expensive Watches !!!

October 25, 2009

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Henry Graves Supercomplication (1932)

    Patek Philippe

    $11,002,500

    Sold at Sotheby’s in 1999

    Sotheby’s experts estimated that this watch would sell for between $3 million and $5 million, but due to intense competition, bids soared to more than $11 million. With two faces and 24 complications (or functions) this yellow-gold pocket watch took four years to build and still holds the record for the most expensive watch ever sold.

                              
                               
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Caliber 89 (1989)

Patek Philippe
$5,002,500
Sold at Antiquorum in 2004

This 18-karat white-gold “clockwatch” is considered the most complicated watch in the world, with a total of 33 functions, including dials for a second time zone and time of sunrise and sunset.

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Platinum World Time (1939)

Patek Philippe
$4,026,524
Sold at Antiquorum in 2002

Experts believe this platinum Patek Philippe world time wristwatch was the only one of its kind ever made.

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Model 2523 Heures Universelles (1953)

Patek Philippe
$2,899,373
Sold at Antiquorum in 2006

This intricately designed 18-karat yellow-gold world time watch features a polychrome and enamel dial representing the map of North America.

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Model 2499 First Series (1957)

Patek Philippe, 1957
$2,280,000
Sold at Christie’s in 2007

Stamped with Patek Philippe’s signature, this is the most expensive watch ever sold at Christie’s. Only five other examples of this particular 18-karat rose-gold wristwatch are known to have appeared in public to date.

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Model 1591 (1944)

Patek Philippe

$2,263,964

Sold at Christie’s in 2007

Although it was made in 1944, the public did not know that this Patek Philippe stainless steel wristwatch existed until 1996, when it was first offered at auction. According to lore, this watch belonged to a maharajah who wore it when playing polo. It was then given as a present to the man in charge of organizing the maharajah’s wedding. It’s believed to be the only stainless steel model 1591 ever made, and one of only two examples of this model known to exist to date. It holds the world record for any stainless steel wristwatch sold at auction.

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Model 2499 First Series (1951)

Patek Philippe
$2,129,000
Sold at Antiquorum in 2002
Made in 1951, this piece, stamped with the Patek Philippe signature, is an 18-karat rose-gold wristwatch with a perpetual calendar and moon-phase dial.

                             
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Grande Complication (1926)

Patek Philippe

$1,980,200

Sold at Christie’s in 2005

This signed Patek Philippe watch was made for the watchmaker’s most influential and prominent patron, Henry Graves Jr., a New York financier. Graves was believed to own 30 Patek watches and wanted to own the most complicated watch in the world (which he eventually did when the company made him the Supercomplication in 1932). This watch had 12 so-called “complications,” including a twin-barrel bi-directional winding mechanism and a perpetual calendar.

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The Grogan (1925)

Patek Philippe
$1,945,040
Sold at Christie’s in 2006
This gold chronograph wristwatch with a cushion-shaped case is the only one of its kind ever made for a left-handed wearer.

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Officier (1923)

Patek Philippe
$1,918,387
Sold at Antiquorum in 1999
This Patek Philippe one-of-a-kind 18-karat yellow-gold wristwatch features a chronograph and a 60-minute register.

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