Saturday, 10 November 2012

Most Expensive Things In The World

Chess Set: Charles Hollander

Charles Hollander chess setPrice: $600,000
With 320 carats of black and white diamonds only seven of these luxury chess sets have ever been created. Although another set known as the Jewel Royale has been rumored by some websites to be the most expensive in the world at $9.8 million it was never actually created and remains little more than a concept.

Burger: Le Burger Extravagant

Le Burger ExtravagantPrice: $295
Sold at Serendipity 3 in New York City this deliciously expensive hamburger is held together with a solid gold, diamond-encrusted toothpick.

Car: 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO

1962 Ferrari 250 GTOPrice: $35 million
Not long ago this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO became the most expensive car ever when it was sold in the United Kingdom to a private collector.

Camera: Susse Freres daguerreotype camera

Susse Freres daguerreotype cameraPrice: $775,000
Dating back to 1839, this daguerreotype camera sold at auction in 2007 is believed to be the oldest commercially manufactured camera in the world.

City: Tokyo

Tokyo, JapanPrice: $1,200 per square meter (Business real estate)
Although London and Paris were the previous contenders for this position, today three of the most expensive cities in the world are all found in Japan.

Hotel Room: Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in Geneva

Royal Penthouse Suite, Hotel President Wilson in GenevaPrice: $65,000 per night
With 10 rooms and 7 bathrooms the pricetag should come as no surprise.

Television: PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition

PrestigeHD Supreme Rose EditionPrice: $2.3 million
Covered in hand sewn alligator skin studded with an obnoxious amount of diamonds this television is supposedly designed to make viewing a pleasure whether it’s on or off.

Piano: Heintzman Crystal

Heintzman CrystalPrice: $3.22 million
Made in Beijing this 9 foot piano was recently purchased at auction by a private bidder.

Cigar: Gurkha Black Dragon

Gurkha Black DragonPrice: $1,150 each
Introduced in 2006, these Honduran cigars arrive on your doorstep in a chest constructed out of camel bone. Unfortunately we regret to inform the cigar enthusiasts among you that only 5 chests were ever produced.

Motorcycle: Dodge Tomahawk V10 Superbike

Dodge Tomahawk V10 SuperbikePrice: $700,000
This four wheeled 1,500 lb monster goes from 0 to 60 in 2.5 seconds with a top speed above 300 mph.

Watch: Haute Joaillerie from Chopard

Haute Joaillerie from ChopardPrice: $25 million
While it looks more like a glittery mess than anything useful for telling time, this diamond studded watch apparently struck somebody’s fancy…and wallet.

Champagne: Heidsieck Monopole 1907

Heidsieck Monopole 1907Price: $25,000
In the late 90′s an underwater search party stumbled across a century old shipwreck containing 2,000 bottles of this French champagne.

Speakers: Transmission Audio Ultimate System

Transmission Audio Ultimate SystemPrice: $2 million
Weighing in at over 5 tons these units are made out of aircraft aluminum and spans nearly 40ft.

Painting: Number 5, 1948

Number 5, 1948Price: $140 million
While Jackson Pollock’s work has certainly drawn its share of criticism for obvious reasons, any person that can shower a canvas with blobs of paint and then sell it for 7 figures probably doesn’t care very much about what other people think.

House: Antillia Mumbai

Antillia MumbaiPrice: $2 billion
Named after the mythical Atlantic island of Antillia, this house in downtown Mumbai, India has over 600 full time staff.

Picture: Rhein II

Rhein IIPrice: $4 million
Although Andreas Gursky is famous for his colorful landscapes, this one of the Rhein river in Germany is little more than green and grey.

Sculpture: L’Homme qui marche (Walking Man)

L’Homme qui marchePrice: $104.3 million
As the most expensive piece of art to ever sell at auction, the Walking Man just edged out the former title holder, Pablo Picasso’s Boy with a Pipe.

Ring: Chopard Blue Diamond

Chopard Blue DiamondPrice: $16.26 million
There are very few more efficient ways of implicitly begging people to rob you than wearing a $16 million ring on your finger.

Yacht: History Supreme

History SupremePrice: $4.8 billion
It almost hurts doesn’t it? Made with over 100,000 kg of gold and decorated with everything from T-Rex bones to miniature meteorites this unfortunate case of what-the-heck-do-I-do-with-5-billion-dollars is owned by an anonymous Malaysian businessman, probably Robert Kuok.

Feather: Extinct Huia Bird

Extinct Huia BirdPrice: $8,000
Just a single feather from the extinct Huia bird went for almost $10,000 at an auction in New Zealand.

Jeans: Spin Jean by Damien Hirst

Spin Jean by Daniel HirstPrice: $27,000
With only 8 instances of this multicolored mess available in the world, hipsters everywhere should be foaming at the lips to get their hands…or rather their legs…on a pair.

Cellphone: iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes

iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart HughesPrice: $2.97 million
If you think you have trouble keeping track of your phone in crowded places then just imagine owning this pricey little gadget.

Domain Name:

Insure.comPrice: $16 million
When Quinstreet, the California based marketing firm, bought in 2009 they went down in the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the most expensive domain name ever.

Drawing: Raphael’s Head of a Muse

Raphael’s Head of a MusePrice: $47.9 million
Although it was estimated to sell at only $20 million it ended up going for over twice that at a 2009 auction by Christie’s London

Parking Spot: Manhattan

Manhattan's most expensive parking spotPrice: $1 million
Located in eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St in downtown Manhattan, this million dollar parking spot is worth more than 6 times the national price of a single family home.