By de Boulle on September 17th, 2014
An 18-carat gold timepiece made by Patek Philippe is expected to sell at auction for $16.5 million!
The watch was commissioned in 1925 by New York banker Henry Graves and it is considered to be the most complicated watch ever made. It took 8 years to make by hand.
Indisputably this is the “Holy Grail” of watches, The Henry Graves Supercomplication combines the Renaissance ideal of the unity of beauty and craftsmanship with the apogee of science.
The 18-carat gold openface watch was the culmination of three years of research and two years of painstaking craftsmanship.
The watch features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, sidereal time, power reserve, and indications for time of sunset and sunrise and the night sky of New York City.
This is the second time it is being sold at auction, after being bought in 1999 for a record-breaking $11m. It became the most expensive timepiece ever sold at auction, but is now set to enter the record books for a second time.
It will go to auction on November 11.
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