The ‘Graff Ruby’ sold for 8,285,000 CHF ($8,543,351)

An amazing and very important jewelry, called the "Graff Ruby" was sold at Sotheby's "Magnificent Jewels and Nobel Jewels" auction for over 8 million dollars (8,285,000 CHF) It was part of the Dimitri Mavrommatis collection and it weights 8.62 carats. From the lot's note: This spectacular gemstone was first sold at auction nearly nine years ago. It quickly soared to some six times its low estimate and was purchased by the celebrated jeweller Laurence Graff establishing [...]

By | 2014-11-22T13:03:51-06:00 November 22nd, 2014|Jewelry|1 Comment

Henry Graves Supercomplication watch sold for a record breaking $24 million

Completed by Patek Philippe in 1932, the Henry Graves Supercomplication watch is now the most expensive watch ever sold. It was sold for $24 million (CHF 23.2 million) at Sotheby's Important Watches auction in Switzerland. You can read more about this auction and the history of the Patek Philippe watch on the Sotheby's site or on Bloomberg's  

By | 2014-11-11T15:47:52-06:00 November 11th, 2014|Jewelry, Miscellaneous|10 Comments

McLaren F1 for sale in Basel, Switzerland

Found on JamesList and listed by Turbo-Car-Trade, a 1994 McLaren F1 is for sale for €2,000,000. The car had one owner, supposed to be in excellent condition with only 6338 mi. We wrote about previous McLaren sales and the special edition McLaren LM FM which was promised to Hamilton prior to wining the last year F1 competition. If anybody has information about whether he has actually got the car, please do share. [...]

By | 2009-03-06T09:06:28-06:00 March 6th, 2009|Cars|0 Comments

1970 Monteverdi Hai 450SS

A reader from Emeryville, Ca stumbled upon this car at Fantasy Junction, a dealer in as far as I can tell some of the most eccentric cars that I've seen. Now, I've never heard the name Monteverdi, nevermind its history - however Fantasy Junction puts together a good read. From their site: "Undoubtedly Monteverdi's most outrageous creation (and one of the most outrageous automobile creations ever), the Monteverdi Hai is unspeakably rare, unusual, and [...]

By | 2008-11-19T17:04:23-06:00 November 19th, 2008|Cars|15 Comments
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