A company called Patek Philippe is no stranger to record-breakers. This Swiss ultra-luxury watch manufacturer founded in 1852 and is based in Geneva and the Vallée de Joux. It designs and manufactures timepieces and movements including some of the most complicated mechanical watches. It is supposed to be one of the most prestigious mainstream watch brands along with Audemars Piguet, Vacheron Constantin, and A. Lange & Söhne.
The Swiss brand’s Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication pocket watch set the bar in 1999, selling at auction for a $11 million. The watch was purchased by Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani of the Qatari royal family from Sotheby’s.