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Behold:  the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Steel watch ( ref. 6300A-010) – a thing of beauty and great mechanical subtlety.

Its stainless steel reversible case has two dials. One tells the time, date, and moon phase – all rendered in rose gold. the opposing ebony dial displays calendar information. There are twenty complications, including five acoustic functions, an alarm that strikes the preprogrammed time and a repeater that sounds the date on demand. The strap is hand-stitched black alligator leather.

But never mind all that.

Last Friday, it sold at auction for €28 million, (the previous record, for a Rolex Daytona being €16.1 million) making it the world’s most expensive wristwatch.