An ultra-large single-button chronograph watch created by the famous Swiss watch manufacturer Patek Philippe in 1932 was successfully auctioned at Sotheby’s auction house in Switzerland for a high price of 1.1 million pounds. This watch has become The most expensive watch in the world.
The previous owner of this watch was former Italian Ferrari driver Carlo Felice Trosi (Count Carlo Felice Trosi). Troche is deeply obsessed with extreme sports, was a racer and rower, and a pioneer of flying sports. In 1932, Troche became president of Ferrari. In 1947, Trochi’s career reached its peak, when he won the Italian Grand Prix.
The head of Sotheby’s auction house Ed said: “Because this watch was manufactured in 1932, it has great symbolic and historical importance. This watch was chosen by Troch as a common timer for racing and flying sports. It is used in medium, with excellent reading function to achieve precise timing.”
At the auction that day, a total of more than 200 watches were sold together. A Rolex watch called “Paul Newman” made in 1980 was bought for £76,000.
Jaeger-LeCoultre released a new watch series during the 66th Venice Film Festival: Hybris Mechanica 55.
There are three styles of watches in this series, referred to as the Jaeger-LeCoultre Trio: Hybris Mechanica a Grande Sonnerie, Hybris Mechanica a Triptyque and Tourbillon Hybris Mechanica Gyrotourbillon (from left to right in the picture above). It can be said that these three watches have witnessed the glory of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 176-year watchmaking history and are also the essence of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s watchmaking wisdom.
Regarding Jaeger-LeCoultre’s new Hybris Mechanica 55 series, some comments once described it as “if you can’t buy it, you can take a look.” Because the price of this series of watches is as high as 2.5 million US dollars, which is equivalent to 17 million yuan!
Jaeger-LeCoultre Hybris Mechanica 55 Series Grande Sonnerie
The three watches of the new Hybris Mechanica 55 series have a total of 55 watch functions, and this is exactly what the name Hybris Mechanica 55 means. Take the Grande Sonnerie as an example. It has the chime of Westminster, large automatic timekeeping, small automatic timekeeping, minute repeater, quiet mode, flying tourbillon, perpetual calendar, watch kinetic energy, timekeeping kinetic energy, flyback date, flying The return week, return month and leap year are displayed, and the hour is displayed with skipped characters. The most commendable thing is that, on such a complicated watch, you can still enjoy the movement from nearly half of the hollow surface.