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Patek Philippe watch, $31 million, Christie’s

A one-of-a-kind Patek Philippe men’s wristwatch sold for $31 million at an Only Watch auction held November 9th by Christie’s in Geneva, Switzerland. It was the most ever paid for a watch at auction, shattering the previous record set in 2017 for a Rolex Daytona once owned by Paul Newman that realized $17.7 million. The steel Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 watch boasted front and back dials. Part of the sale price will go toward research on muscular dystrophy. The price includes a buyer’s premium.