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Want to wear the equivalent value of Wayne Manor on your wrist? Well, somebody just ponied up $31 million last week for a Patek Philippe wristwatch that easily makes it the world’s most expensive watch ever sold at auction. It was supposed to go for no more than $3 million, but it went for over ten times more due to the combination of its singular production and the proceeds going to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. The Grandmaster Chime stands out in the world of high-priced watches sold at auction because it’s a new watch, rather than one with real history. It’s also marked on the dial as “The Only One,” meaning there’s not another one like it on earth. Oddly, the case is stainless steel, a common material on watches costing far, far less. No carbon fiber composite, no platinum, or even bronze. Underneath, however, lies Patek’s most complex movement with 20 complications that include an acoustic alarm, an audible date repeater. Further setting it apart from plebeian horology, the Grandmaster Chime also has a reversible case, so you can flip from the stunning rose gold time dial to an ebony black calendar dial. The lucky and perhaps now seriously broke owner can pride himself/herself on owning a truly special timepiece for a good cause. It’s anyone’s guess as to whether it will appreciate in value.


We pride ourselves on being able to tackle problems and jigsaw puzzles like everyone else–from the edge pieces in. That’s a little more difficult when it comes to thousand piece adventures like the Moon puzzle you see here. In is out, out is in, and there’s an entire quadrant of almost fully gray pieces that depict the lunar surface, but all of that just adds to the productive difficulty you’ll experience when you’re assembling this jigsaw version of modern history. As they tell it, “July 16, 2019 marked the 50 year anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch – the historic mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first of humankind to set foot on the Moon. Our Moon puzzle celebrates this momentous achievement and will challenge and delight puzzle solvers everywhere.”