The watch was sold at Bonhams' best-ever Fine Wristwatches sale.
A super-rare 1947 Patek Philippe ref 1518 has been sold for approximately $422,000 USD at the auction company, Bonhams', best-ever Fine Wristwatches sale. The combined sales from the auction raked in a total of $3.3 million, and saw such pieces as the yellow/gold wrist wach of the mentioned Patek Philippe - which was one of the rarest pieces the watchmaker had ever made.
Though the Patek Philippe label lead the auction, with six watches from the top ten lots, other pieces such as a Cartier Baignoire Oval Maxi, a Rolex Submariner, and a Rolex Sea-Dweller also gathered some big bucks. The Cartier was a rare sight, even for the auction house, and sold for approximately $82,000. Handmade in London from a limited-supply in 1968, the impressive accessory was made from 18K gold. Maybe the next show will see Drake pulling up, as the rapper is known for his love of luxury watches, having worn a $750,000 watch to the NBA finals.