The most expensive things in the world
15. Villa "Leopolda"
The second value of the house in the world - Villa "Leopolda" on the French Riviera, which is estimated at 506 million dollars. In its current form, this villa was designed and built between 1929 and 1931 years in the estate, once owned by the King of Belgium, Leopold II and was used as scenery for the film of Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch a Thief."
The most expensive house today is a 27-storey tower named "Antilia" in Mumbai, which belongs to the head of the Mumbai petrochemical giant. The house cost a billion dollars - that's a building area of 120 square meters of interior space, equipped with three helipads, as well as parking for 168 cars.
13. Perfect Pink
In 2010, a ring with a rectangular pink diamond weighing 14, 23 carats, which is a rarity for a pink diamond was purchased an anonymous buyer at Christie's auction in Hong Kong for $ 23, 2 million. Lot was called "The Perfect Pink".
12. The camera Susse Freres
This old daguerreotype camera Susse Freres appeared in 1839 and was sold at auction in 2007 for 775 thousand dollars! It is believed that it is the oldest commercial camera in the world.
In 2011, a red crocodile 30-centimeter Bag Hermes Birkin 18-carat white gold clasp with diamonds was sold at public auction in Dallas for $ 150 203 000. The average price for a new Birkin bag is about $ 8,000 - and that's if you have enough patience and money to stand in a long queue waiting list.
In 2004, Pablo Picasso's painting "Boy with a Pipe" (1905) was the most expensive ever sold his works. At Sotheby's in New York, we paid for it a colossal amount of 104.2 million dollars.
9. Ferrari 250 th 1962 the GTO
It has become the most expensive car in the world when it was acquired for $ 35 million collector Craig McCaw, grown rich on the sale of AT & T telecommunications company in 1993 for 11, 5 billion dollars
Ferrari GTO in 1962.
8. Diamond chess
These chess pieces handmade inlaid 9900 black and white diamonds, are on the board of 14-carat white gold. set was designed by Bernard McQueen and is in the collection of Charles Hollander. Total weight is 186, 09 carats!
7. Crystal piano
This crystal piano Hayntsman company was auctioned and purchased by a private buyer for 3.22 million dollars! It was played on this instrument famous pianist Lang Lang during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008.
6. The Card Players
"The Card Players" - Paul Cezanne painting sold at auction in April 2011 for 259 million dollars. It was acquired by the royal family of Qatar by private treaty.
5. The magnetic flying bed
While the most expensive piece of furniture - antique, magnetic "flying" bed, which appeared in 2006, possibly the coolest bed in the world. Bed soars to a height of 40 cm from the floor can withstand the weight of 900 kg and cost $ 1, 6 million dollars.
4. The 201-carat watch of Chopard
The most expensive chronometer in the world are dazzling Chopard's watches. They are decorated with three diamonds in the shape of a heart and has 163 carats of white and yellow diamonds - together it is already 201 carats. The spring mechanism lifts the precious "hearts", revealing look diamond-encrusted dial holder. In 2000 the clock was sold for $ 25 million.
3. The Cabinet Bedminton
In 2004, the historical study of the 18th century was sold at auction for 36, 7 million dollars. This chest of drawers ebony height of more than 3, 5 meters of complex design, decorated with polished stones. It was produced by order of Charles Henry Somerset, third duke of Beaufort, when he was 19 years old. To create a masterpiece took six years of hard work of thirty artists.
2. Bracelet Wallis Simpson
Bracelet panther onyx and diamond once owned by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor, and the most famous American, for the sake of marriage with whom King Edward VIII abdicated.
In 2010, it was sold at Sotheby`s auction in London for $ 12, 4 million.,
1. This dead shark
The famous collector Charles Saatchi sold the dead fish for $ 12 million.