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Record-breaking auctions

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The past years have been filled to the brim with legendary auctions. From iconic cars to contemporary watches, in this article, we'll go through some of the most far-fetched prices of items we could only dream of owning.

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Mercedes 300 SL, sold in 2022

An ordinary SL, well, a 300 SL is never ordinary, but in this context, an "ordinary" 300 SL usually sells for between 1-2 million dollars. Well, the SLR Uhlenhaut Coupe is no ordinary SL. You see, Mercedes's internal racing department developed this masterpiece of a car in two examples, both of which have been in the ownership of Mercedes. That was until May 5th this year, when an undisclosed buyer bought the car through the legendary car dealer Simon Kidston for the eye-watering price of 143 million dollars. For reference, that's about $73 million more than the previous record, held by a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO, which sold for $70 million in 2018.

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Salvator Mundi, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sold in 2017

The greatest and most well-known artist of all time, Leonardo Da Vinci, was for a very long time not accredited to the mystical masterpiece Salvator Mundi. When discoveries were made on closer examination of the painting, technicians were stunned to see the characteristics of the master painter, and it was later accredited to Da Vinci. The painting went on sale through Christie's in 2017 and sold for an incredible record of $450 million to none other than the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman.

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Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010, sold in 2019

In 2019, a truly legendary record was broken, previously held by the notoriously famous Paul Newman Rolex Daytona Ref. 6239 at $17,75 million. Enter the Grandmaster Chime Ref. 6300A-010 made by Patek Philippe in 2014 to celebrate the brand's 175th anniversary. The watch holds no less than six different patents and can show you the time, day, month, and year - including leap years, and has two faces, which by one of its patents can be seen by flipping the watch upside down. A true marvel of engineering, and at $31 million - a true marvel of a price.