List of most expensive watches sold at auction

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This list of most expensive watches sold at auction documents the watches sold at auction worldwide for at least 1.5 million US dollars.wikipedia
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This list of most expensive watches sold at auction documents the watches sold at auction worldwide for at least 1.5 million US dollars. The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction, however, is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017.
As of 2018, the most expensive watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, which is the world's most complicated mechanical watch until 1989, reaching a final price of 24 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Rolex

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Among the top 10 of these watches, 7 are Patek Philippe watches and 3 are Rolex watches. As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker.
As of 2018, among the world's top ten most expensive watches ever sold at auctions, three are Rolex watches.

Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication

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As of December 2018, the most expensive watch/pocket watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014. Worldwide: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction worldwide is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars in Geneva on November 11th, 2014 (by Sotheby's).
As of 2018, the Supercomplication currently holds the title of the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, with a final price of 24 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) sold in Geneva on November 11, 2014.

Patek Philippe SA

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Among the top 10 of these watches, 7 are Patek Philippe watches and 3 are Rolex watches. As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker. Asia: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in Asia is a Patek Philippe Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1, reaching a final price of 3.28 million US dollars in Hong Kong on November 28th, 2012 (by Christie's).
As of 2018, among the world's top ten most expensive watches ever sold at auctions, seven are Patek Philippe watches.

Vacheron Constantin

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As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker.
57260 (1929), which was owned by King Fouad I of Egypt, ranks as one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 2.77 million US dollars (3,306,250 CHF) in Geneva on April 3, 2005.

Breguet (brand)

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As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker.
The Breguet & Fils, Paris No. 2667 (1814) pocket watch, which is the most expensive Breguet timepiece sold at auction as of 2018, ranks as one of the world's most expensive watch ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 4.69 million US dollars (4,339,000 CHF) in Geneva on May 14, 2012.

George Daniels (watchmaker)

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As of December 2018, there are five manufacturers that have manufactured watches sold at auction for at least two million US dollars: Patek Philippe, Rolex, Breguet, George Daniels, and Vacheron Constantin, In particular, George Daniels was an independent British watchmaker.
An 18K yellow-gold chronograph pocket watch made by George Daniels, the Space Traveller's Watch, ranks as one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 4.325 million US dollars (3,196,250 GBP) in London on November 19, 2017.

Patek Philippe Calibre 89

As of December 2018, there are at least six such models/collections: Patek Philippe 2499, Patek Philippe World Time (Heures Universelles), Rolex Daytona, Patek Philippe 2497, Patek Philippe Calibre 89, and Patek Philippe 1526.
The yellow-gold and the white-gold Calibre 89 were sold at auction by Antiquorum in 2009 and 2004, respectively, and both watches currently rank among the top 10 most expensive watches ever sold at auction, with final prices over 5 million US dollars.

Rolex Daytona

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As of December 2018, there are at least six such models/collections: Patek Philippe 2499, Patek Philippe World Time (Heures Universelles), Rolex Daytona, Patek Philippe 2497, Patek Philippe Calibre 89, and Patek Philippe 1526. The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction, however, is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017. North America: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in North America is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017 (by Phillips).
6239) watch formerly owned by the actor Paul Newman was sold for US$17.75 million in New York, making it the most expensive wristwatch and the second most expensive watch ever sold at auction (as of November 2018).

Pocket watch

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As of December 2018, the most expensive watch/pocket watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.
List of most expensive watches sold at auction

Sotheby's

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Worldwide: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction worldwide is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars in Geneva on November 11th, 2014 (by Sotheby's). As of December 2018, there are at least five auction houses that have sold watches for no less than two million US dollars: Christie's, Phillips, Antiquorum, Sotheby's, and Poly Auction.
On 11 November 2014, the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication became the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Phillips (auctioneers)

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North America: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in North America is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017 (by Phillips). As of December 2018, there are at least five auction houses that have sold watches for no less than two million US dollars: Christie's, Phillips, Antiquorum, Sotheby's, and Poly Auction.
On November 12th, 2016, Phillips sold a Patek Philippe Stainless Steel Ref. 1518, which was then the most expensive wristwatch in the world, reaching a final price of 11.14 million US dollars (CHF 11,002,000) in Geneva. Currently, it ranks as the second most expensive wristwatch and the third most expensive watch ever auctioned in the world.

Christie's

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Asia: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in Asia is a Patek Philippe Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1, reaching a final price of 3.28 million US dollars in Hong Kong on November 28th, 2012 (by Christie's). As of December 2018, there are at least five auction houses that have sold watches for no less than two million US dollars: Christie's, Phillips, Antiquorum, Sotheby's, and Poly Auction.
On 11 November 2017, a Patek Philippe Titanium wristwatch Ref. 5208T-010 was sold for 6.226 million US dollars (CHF 6,200,000) in Geneva, making it one of the most expensive watches ever sold at auction.

Antiquorum

As of December 2018, there are at least five auction houses that have sold watches for no less than two million US dollars: Christie's, Phillips, Antiquorum, Sotheby's, and Poly Auction.
In November 2009 and March 2004, Antiquorum sold the yellow-gold and the white-gold Patek Philippe Calibre 89, respectively, and both watches currently rank among the top 10 most expensive watches ever sold at auction, with final prices over 5 million US dollars.

Buyer's premium

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The final price listed contains buyer's premium paid to the auction houses and has been converted to US dollars, if needed, according to the currency exchange rate at the time of auction.

Auction

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This list of most expensive watches sold at auction documents the watches sold at auction worldwide for at least 1.5 million US dollars. The final price listed contains buyer's premium paid to the auction houses and has been converted to US dollars, if needed, according to the currency exchange rate at the time of auction.

Exchange rate

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The final price listed contains buyer's premium paid to the auction houses and has been converted to US dollars, if needed, according to the currency exchange rate at the time of auction.

Swiss franc

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As of December 2018, the most expensive watch/pocket watch ever sold at auction is the Patek Philippe Henry Graves Supercomplication, reaching a final price of 23.98 million US dollars (23,237,000 CHF) in Geneva on November 11th, 2014.

Paul Newman

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The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction, however, is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017. North America: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in North America is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017 (by Phillips).

New York City

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The most expensive wristwatch ever sold at auction, however, is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017. North America: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in North America is the Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona, reaching a final price of 17.75 million US dollars in New York on October 26th, 2017 (by Phillips).

Hong Kong

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Asia: The most expensive watch ever sold at auction in Asia is a Patek Philippe Star Calibre 2000 Ref. 990/1, reaching a final price of 3.28 million US dollars in Hong Kong on November 28th, 2012 (by Christie's).

China Poly Group

As of December 2018, there are at least five auction houses that have sold watches for no less than two million US dollars: Christie's, Phillips, Antiquorum, Sotheby's, and Poly Auction.

Richard Mille

Three additional manufacturers join: Richard Mille, Omega and Chopard.

Omega SA

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Three additional manufacturers join: Richard Mille, Omega and Chopard.

Chopard

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Three additional manufacturers join: Richard Mille, Omega and Chopard.