How’s this for unique: On Saturday, Christie’s auctioned off a one-of-a-kind, by no means worn Patek Philippe watch, and the posh timepiece offered for a record-breaking 31 million Swiss francs, or $31.1 million. That’s the very best value ever paid for an auctioned timepiece, and it beats the earlier report by roughly $7.eight million, based on CNN.
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The watch, a Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010, was specifically made for this public sale. In accordance with an announcement from Christie’s, it’s the one model of the timepiece ever produced in chrome steel, and it’s reversible, that includes two dial plates constituted of 18-carat gold with gold utilized Breguet numerals on the time aspect. There are 20 problems in complete, together with 5 chiming modes, a day/evening indicator, and day/date on each dials. The case measures 47.7mm in diameter, and it’s held in place with a glossy black hand-stitched alligator leather-based band. And simply in case you neglect how uncommon this ticker is, it’s marked with the inscription “the one one.”
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An nameless purchaser bought the watch on Saturday, and the ultimate sale blew previous the watch’s estimated value of $2.5 to $three million, based on knowledge from Christie’s. Apparently, the earlier report was additionally held by a Patek Philippe watch: That went to a classic mannequin made in 1932 that offered for 23.2 million Swiss francs in a 2014 Sotheby’s public sale, CNN studies.
The Grandmaster was one among 50 timepieces auctioned throughout Solely Watch, a biannual occasion to boost cash for analysis into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic illness that causes muscle deterioration. General, the occasion raised over $38 million for the trigger—the majority of it coming from only one extremely uncommon, extremely costly watch.
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