Graff Diamonds Hallucination watch: $55 million
Finished in 2014, this watch was made by Graff Diamonds based in London. Amazingly, it required “several thousand hours of work”, as well as 110 carats to make, according to Money Inc. As “a sculptural masterpiece,” this platinum quartz watch has yellow, blue, pink, gray, and orange diamonds in various different cuts.
1963 Ferrari 250 GTO: $70 million
This car broke a record in 2018, when David MacNeil from Chicago, the founder, and CEO of WeatherTech, purchased it for a staggering $70 million. According to CNN, “It’s extremely rare for an owner to part with one at any price”, as Ferrari only built 39 models between 1962 and 1964. Auction chairman James Knight said about the car during its display, “The Ferrari 250 GTO is the motoring market’s equivalent of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers.’” Other people who own a model are Ralph Lauren, the Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, and Lord Anthony Bamford, a British billionaire.
Bluefin tuna, $3.1 million
Tuna is officially a “threatened species”, and many experts are worried about them. However, a single fish worth $3.1 million is still way too much. Kiyoshi Kimura, a sushi restaurant owner, paid this price for the Bluefin tuna at the Toyosu market in Japan earlier this year, according to Reuters.
Antilia, Mumbai: $2 billion
With a price of $22.3 billion, the richest man in India built it. The 400,000-square-foot home in Mumbai was finished in 2012, and the business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, his wife, and three children now enjoy the luxurious 27 floors of this earthquake-proof building. It was named after a mythical Atlantic island, the “Antilia” houses a 168-car garage, a temple, a spa, a two-story recreational center, a theater for 50 people, 3 helipads, many garden terraces, a ballroom, and dozens of guest suites.
Manhattan parking spot: $1 million
From 1978 until2010, Manhattan lost around 25,000 off-street public parking spaces, according to Apartmentality. In addition, developers are only able to include parking spots for around 20% of the new residences. Therefore, a reliable parking space quickly became the newest standard for luxury in New York City. In the year2015, a boutique named Manhattan condo, located at 15 Renwick, sold three of their parking spaces for an astounding price of $1 million each.
Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi: $450 million
Two years ago in 2017, Saudi Prince Bader bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan al-Saud bought theis Salvator Mundi, meaning Savior of the World, at one of Christie’s auctions. He shocked everyone present with his final bid of a mere $450 million. Vanity Fair explained, “The last known da Vinci painting in private hands” was first sold for only $60 in 1958. It now finally has a home, after the prince won this auction with his crazy bid over the telephone. The picture had a September 2018 debut scheduled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi. However, Salvator Mundi has allegedly been missing since then, but Prince Bader does not seem to be concerned about it.
The domain ‘CarInsurance.com’: $49.7 million
Here is a tricky thing about domain names, most people do not report the sales publicly. In addition, they come and go each day, some reaching millions of dollars. However, some of the biggest sales have been made public throughout the years, including that of CarInsurance.com, according to GoDaddy. Imagine paying this much for an Internet domain name.
Neiman Marcus Limited Edition Fighter: $11 million
Only 45 of these motorcycles exist. They have a carbon-fiber frame, while other important features are titanium. It reaches 190 miles per hour, and the first sold for $110,000. However, many enthusiasts love their body and the overall design, as the body is carved from a single piece of metal, making it that more special. They are price possessions for their owners and highly sought. Neiman Marcus explained back in the day, “it’s our street-legal sci-fi dream come to life.”
Wittelsbach – Graaf diamond: $80 million
This deep-blue diamond was found in India in the 17th century and was first owned by King Philip IV of Spain. Since then, it has changed many hands and owners. In 2008, Christie’s London auctioned this amazing 35.36-carat diamond, and it was Laurence Graff of Graff Diamonds who won the bidding war offering $24,311,191. As he was unhappy with its “25 flaws and numerous chips and scratches, a result of its multiple setting changes over the past 360+ years,” he decided to recut the piece into a new, 31.06-carat diamond. Interesting decision.
Heintzman Crystal Piano: $3.22 million
Before the luxury piano was retired and auctioned for no less than $3.22 million, it first appeared during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Although it looks almost too beautiful to play, it is now used to make sweet music in the home of a proud private owner.
Pasión Azteca, Platinum Liquor Bottle by Tequila Ley: $3.5 million
This is the strongest and most expensive tequila today, and it costs so much because the bottle is made of platinum and white gold, and is covered in almost 6,500 diamonds. According to Thrillist, the tequila it holds inside is a four-year-old Anejo variant.
“Jumbo” T206 Honus Wagner baseball card: $3.12 million
Baseball cards are one of the most popular collectibles in the world, and the world record for a single card sale belongs to the “Jumbo” Honus Wagner card, from the T206 series of the American Tobacco Company. In 2013, an anonymous seller bought it for $2.1 million and then flipped it for $3.12 million in 2016, which is a great investment. Why is it so expensive? Because only three American Tobacco Company cards from the series are in circulation today, and “in decent shape,” according to Yahoo News. Moreover, Wagner wished to be removed from the series.
iPhone 4 Diamond Rose Edition by Stuart Hughes: $8 million
An elite British designer called Hughes once tried to build a house out of gold, so a simple iPhone should not come as a surprise. The Apple logo on this phone is made of 53 diamonds, while 500 diamonds encrust the rose gold edges. Furthermore, there is a 7.4-carat pink diamond serving as the navigation button. Only two of the 32G phones were made, according to the designer. Tony Sage, a gold miner, and mogul, owns one of them and keeps it in an exclusive Hughes chest made from a single block of Imperial Pink granite, lined with Nubuck leather of the highest quality.
Alberto Giacometti’s L’Homme au doigt sculpture: $141.3 million
A private owner sold this 6 ft. tall bronze statue to Steven A. Cohen, a hedge fund billionaire, back in 2015. Art News reported that “Cohen’s collection of modern and contemporary art is widely considered to be among the best in the world.” Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti made six casts of this interesting statue, and L’Homme au doigt” (Pointing Man) is one of them.
History Supreme Yacht: $4.5 billion
The richest person in Malaysia, Robert Knok, owns the History Supreme, a crazy 100-foot yacht made of solid gold. Stuart Hughes of the UK designed the master bedroom, which has a wall made of meteorite rock, while there is also a statue made from the real bones of a T-Rex. Lux Habitat says, “The master suite is adorned with a 68 kg 24-carat gold Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium and a liquor bottle featuring a rare 18.5-carat diamond.” This is beyond expensive, and literally otherworldly.
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