A Patek Philippe watch has fetched a record $24.4 million (approx. £15.5 million) at a Sotheby’s auction this week. It is the most expensive watch to have ever been sold at auction, even breaking its own record of $11 million in 1999.
The watch, called the Henry Graves Supercomplication, was originally made in 1933 for Henry Graves, a reputable banker, and required 8 years to produce.
For many men a watch is one of the few areas of their appearance where they can completely express themselves. The majority of men don’t have many adornments or a variety of clothes to use as an expression of personalisation. It might be a tie clip or a set of cufflinks which a man uses to attempt to stamp some individuality on to their appearance but these are both quite subtle items.