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The most expensive watches ever sold

As one of the world’s leading sellers of antique fine timepieces, it’s no surprise that Christie’s has auctioned many of the most expensive watches ever to come to market. Discover the 10 most expensive horological pieces this revered institution has ever sold – from the most luxurious wristwatches to a pair of clocks with a special feature that has to be seen to be believed

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Founded in London in the 18th century, Christie’s is one of the leading international auction houses, regularly hosting sales of some of the world’s rarest and most beautiful luxury items – from art and design pieces to jewellery and handbags.

Watches are, of course, one of the auction house’s specialities, and Christie’s has facilitated the sale of many of the most expensive timepieces ever to come to market. From outstanding pieces by collectors’ favourite Patek Philippe to a set of pistol-shaped watches that demonstrate unbelievably complex mechanics, the top 10 most expensive watches ever sold at Christie’s demonstrate the absolute height of luxury, craftsmanship and innovation in the field of fine horology. 



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