The most expensive watch in the world is the The Henry Graves Supercomplication. It was sold for $11,002,500 at Sotheby’s in 1999. With two faces and 24 complications or functions, this yellow-gold pocket watch took four years to build and still holds the record for the most expensive watch ever sold.
Experts at Sotheby’s estimated that it will sell for between $3 million and $5 million. When bidding began, competition intensified that the bids soared to more than $11 million.
The Henry Graves Supercomplication was originally owned by American banker and art collector Henry Graves. He ordered the watch in 1933 from watchmaker Patek Philippe for 60,000 SF. The watch took over three years to make using the most advanced horological technique. The pocket watch was held in the Museum of Time near Chicago, IL for years until it was sold at Sotheby’s auction in New York City on December 2, 1999. This watch now resides in the Patek Phillippe Museum in Geneva, Switzerland.