During a Christie’s-held charity auction event to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy in Geneva, a steel Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 was sold at a staggering $31 million USD—becoming the most expensive watch ever auctioned. The previous record holder was a Rolex Daytona once owned by Paul Newman which was sold at $17.7 million USD at the time.
Created specifically for the event and the only piece that’s crafted with stainless steel, it comes with 20 complications and carries a grande and petite sonnerie, a minute repeater, a 24-hour and minute subdial, an instantaneous perpetual calendar alongside a four-digit year display, to even a second time zone. It also features a salmon dial that can be flipped over and reversed to reveal another dial in black.
Today’s Only Watch auction raised a total of CHF38,593,000 for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The sale included a Patek Philippe, which realised the historic amount of CHF31,000,000: https://t.co/GnG6kvX6S0 pic.twitter.com/wiDr3iruzC
— Christie’s (@ChristiesInc) November 9, 2019
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