Known as the the “Holy Grail” of watches, the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication is a masterpiece of horology. Previously auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1999 for $11 million, the timepiece has been sold ten days ago at auction for a record-breaking CHF 23,237,000 (Approx. $24.4 million). Commissioned by New York banker Henry Graves in 1925 the watch consists of 920 individual components including 430 screws, 110 wheels, 120 mechanical levers or parts, 70 jewels and 24 different horological complications – and took a total of eight years to complete. Watch the video sale of the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication below.
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