That's it … There’s a new holder of the title of the costliest watch (wrist and pocket included) by no means offered at public sale. That is the Patek Philippe 6300A, Distinctive Metal Grandmaster chime for Solely Watch 2019 …. With a bid worth of CHF 31 million, it beats all earlier information – by far.
With regard to just lately auctioned watches, one can simply say that this was a report after the opposite. Taking a look at what has occurred lately, we have now seen a brand new report for a wristwatch, with Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona Paul Newman, which has change into the costliest watch of all time at 17,752,500 USD.
Concerning Patek Philippe, the model has recorded two information lately. The primary was the Patek Philippe Ref. 1518 metal (Perpetual Calendar Chronograph), offered by Phillips in 2016 to 11,136,642 USD. Simply earlier than that, we had the costliest watch (a pocket watch) ever offered at public sale, the Patek Philippe Supercomplication designed for Henry Graves Jr., offered by Sotheby in 2014 for greater than $ 24,100,000. We truthfully thought it could keep on the high of the charts for a number of years … However the charity public sale Solely Watch 2019 has wronged us.
Certainly, the jackpot of the sale, a singular Patek Philippe Grandmaster chime (probably the most advanced wristwatch of Patek so far), right here manufactured in metal with a salmon dial, beneath the reference 6300A, involves be crushed on the worth of CHF 31,000,000 (Christie's web site is at present posting 35 million francs with premium, however no bonus is awarded for Solely Watch charity auctions).
Realizing that this watch was offered at public sale with all the advantages of promoting to a charity, we are able to solely congratulate ourselves on this report. Extra particulars concerning the different numerous Solely Watch 2019 right here, on christies.com.
Solely Watch is a biennial fundraiser for analysis on muscular dystrophy – Monegasque Affiliation in opposition to Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). Organized beneath the patronage of SAS Albert II of Monaco, the watches of the eighth version might be auctioned by Christie's on Saturday, November 9, 2019. Extra particulars on www.onlywatch.com.