At Christie’s, Patek Philippe’s Sky Moon Tourbillon Sets an Online Auction Record

Christie’s online auction recently reached a spectacular milestone when the Sky Moon Tourbillon watch by Patek Philippe sold for an incredible 5.3 million euros. The most expensive watch ever sold online sets a new record with this transaction. The virtual event, called Watches Online: Top of the Time, was staged by the well-known American auction company from Hong Kong. It drew buyers from 48 different nations, demonstrating the interest in watches and chronology that exists throughout the world.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon, which Patek Philippe refers to as reference 6002G-001, is a masterpiece of Swiss watchmaking with 12 complexities and an uncommon style with incredible workmanship. The 44mm white gold casing of the watch is painstakingly made by hand and has spiral and relief engravings, which are a monument to the brand’s master artisans’ more than 100 hours of labor.

The expert craftsmen of Geneva have skillfully embellished a gold disc, which serves as the basis for the royal blue dial. Hours and minutes, months, moon phases, days of the week, and leap years are all indicated on the dial, which also has indications for six o’clock and twelve o’clock. The northern sky star chart is displayed on the second dial, which also features astronomical functions.

Beyond its beauty, the watch’s mechanical feats include a tourbillon and a minute repeater with two gongs. The case has two crowns: the upper crown controls the moon’s orbit, the starry scene, and the sidereal hands, while the lower crown winds and adjusts the time.

The Sky Moon Tourbillon combines exquisite technology, unmatched beauty, and one-of-a-kind craftsmanship. The watch is the most costly wristwatch ever sold online, and the auction results confirm this, highlighting the continued desire for excellent watches around the world.

The minute repeater wristwatch, which was once forgotten and then brought back by Patek Philippe in the 1990s, has become a mainstay of watchmaking. This device provides an audible indication of the time when a pusher or lever is activated.

Even now, Patek Philippe incorporates this horological intricacy into their routine manufacturing; a minute repeater movement takes between two to three hundred hours to manufacture. The high cost of these watches is justified by the fact that only the most accomplished master watchmakers are given this responsibility.

The minute repeater wristwatch, which was once forgotten and then brought back by Patek Philippe in the 1990s, has become a mainstay of watchmaking. This device provides an audible indication of the time when a pusher or lever is activated.

Even now, Patek Philippe incorporates this horological intricacy into their routine manufacturing; a minute repeater movement takes between two to three hundred hours to manufacture. The high cost of these watches is justified by the fact that only the most accomplished master watchmakers are given this responsibility.

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