World's most expensive wristwatch sells for $31 million (GHC170m) (photos)

World's most expensive wristwatch sells for $31 million (GHC170m) (photos)

- A Patek Philippe has recently been sold at the whopping sum of $31m (GHC170m) at an auction in Geneva

- The luxury accessory is said to be the most expensive wristwatch in the world

- Proceeds from the auction will be donated to research into muscular dystrophy

Social media is currently buzzing with the news of a super expensive wristwatch by luxury jewellery brand Patek Philippe, that has just been sold at the whopping sum of $31m (GHC170m).

According to reports by wealth ranking publisher Forbes Magazine, the rare Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A was sold at Only Watch, a charity auction which was hosted by Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland.

It was gathered the sum of money paid is by far the highest that has been ever paid for a wristwatch in the world, and even more interesting, the proceeds will be donated to research into muscular dystrophy.

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The report also noted that the charity auction was one that usually had top wristwatch brands come together and donate special editions of their creations.

See a picture of the timeless piece below:

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The Patek Philippe wrist watch. Photo: Patek Philippe
Source: UGC

Before the Patek Philippe piece snagged the title for world’s most expensive wristwatch, it was held down by Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Rolex Daytona, which sold for $17.7-million at a Phillips auction in 2017.

In 2014, Patek Philippe Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication (a pocket watch) sold for $24 million at a Sotherby’s auction and held the world title.

The auction has been held biennially since 2005 after Luc Pettavino learned that his son, Paul, was afflicted with muscular dystrophy.

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