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The $2,157,760 Patek Philippe becomes the most expensive wrist watch in the world

The Trossi Leggenda wristwatch, pictured right with its original owner, Count Carlo Felice Trossi, the racing driver who won the 1947 Italian Grand Prix, has sold at auction for a record 2.35 million Swiss francs ($2,157,760). The large gold Patek Philippe watch owned by the Italian count, who was the president of Scuderia Ferrari and […]

May 14, 2008 | By rty aze

The Trossi Leggenda wristwatch, pictured right with its original owner, Count Carlo Felice Trossi, the racing driver who won the 1947 Italian Grand Prix, has sold at auction for a record 2.35 million Swiss francs ($2,157,760).

The large gold Patek Philippe watch owned by the Italian count, who was the president of Scuderia Ferrari and also raced speedboats, reached the highest price for a watch at Sotheby’s, the auction house said.

A gold Rolex from about 1980, known as the Oyster Daytona Paul Newman, sold for SwFr157,000 in the same auction.

Source : Reuters
 
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