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Just in time for the holiday season, Design Limited Edition brings a gift, not any average mortal can afford. The Grandmaster Chime by Patek Philippe was crafted to celebrate the high-end brand’s 175th anniversary in 2014. This luxury watch with a unique design was sold as part of the Only Watch auction in Geneva, held by Christie’s to benefit research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Recognized actually like the most expensive timepiece in the world, the previous record for the globe’s most expensive watch was Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, which was sold for $17.7-million in 2017.
The Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime is the most expensive timepiece in the world but also the only one of its kind that will be made in stainless steel. Created by a luxury brand, the modern watch features 20 complications, including two sonneries, a minute repeater, an instantaneous perpetual calendar with a four-digit year display, a second-time zone, and 24-hour and minute subdial. Furthermore, the most expensive timepiece on the planet comprises a unique feature: front and back dials – one salmon-coloured, the other black – both can be reversed.
The most expensive watch also contains an alarm function that strikes the time by reproducing the complete tone sequence of the minute repeater: an exclusive function never before combined in a mechanical wristwatch by a high-end brand. Besides this, this luxury watch integrates isolators that interrupt the flow of power between individual mechanisms or block certain functions while others are active.
Limited to seven pieces, the most expensive timepiece is covered in an engraved 18k rose gold case and exhibits an extremely complex movement.
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