People with extra fat wallets love to shower themselves with expensive things, but you’ll rarely surprise anyone with a new car or a diamond ring these days. That said, if you’re in the market for some record-breaking expensive thingamajigs, you’re in luck!
Here are the top 10 most expensive things in the world.
1. Heidsieck Monopole Champagne
“Heidsieck Monopole” is a vintage champagne brand, one bottle of which was sold at an auction for $25,000. For that price, it better give a great buzz!
2. Transmission Audio Ultimate
This audio system consists of six panels, 2 meters high each. It’s got woofers, sub-woofers, amps, and pre-amps able to unload 500W on your dearly beloved neighbors. This audio system, made of aircraft aluminum, takes up half a room and weighs more than five tons. When all is said and done, Transmission Audio Ultimate will cost you a whopping 1,000,000 dollars.
3. Mayan Cigars
During excavations in Guatemala, archaeologists discovered ancient Mayan Sigras cigars. These cigars are already about 600 years old, but they are so well-preserved that you can smoke them. Some daredevil bought these cigars for 507,000 dollars.
4. Jewel Royale Chess
The most valuable set of chess ever was sold in Britain for $9.8 million. The chess pieces are made of platinum and gold and sprinkled with diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds. And of course, pearls. Because, why not. The king alone weighs about 165 grams and costs $ 100,000.
5. Violin by Giuseppe Guarneri
The violin was created in 1741 by, you guessed it, Giuseppe Guarneri. In 2010, the instrument was sold for $18 million at an auction, making this violin the most expensive musical instrument on the entire planet.
6. The World’s First Diamond Ring
This ring was created by Swiss jewelers who are famous for their craftsmanship. This particular 150-carat ring was made from a solid diamond. It looks pretty, but it’ll cost you a cool $70 million.
7. Joaillerie Manchette Watch
The most ridiculously-priced watch in the world looks like a bracelet made of pure white gold, decorated with 576 diamonds and 11 onyx stones. The small dial is made of silver and covered with sapphire crystal. $26 million is what you’ll need to pay for this extravagant accessory, which apparently, is a bit too much, as nobody wants to buy it.
8. History Supreme Yacht
This yacht is the most comfortable and expensive marine vessel in the whole world. Aside from the mind-boggling amount of gold used in its production, the designers used small meteorites and bones of a tyrannosaurus as ornaments. History Supreme is owned by a Malaysian businessman who acquired it for $ 4.8 billion. But seeing as gold prices are steadily growing, it’s worth much more.
9. Card Players by Paul Cezanne
French artist Paul Cezanne, finished this masterpiece in 1893, after working on it for a whole year. The Royal Family acquired the “Card Players” painting in 2011 for $250 million.
10. House in Norway
The house was designed by the famous architects Kevin Huber and Stuart Hughes. With a price tag of $12.2 billion, this crib better be worth it. Over 200 tons of precious materials were used during the construction. And, akin to the yacht, designers decorated the interior with expensive meteorite rocks and dinosaur bones. It took them five whole years to finish this monster, but you can’t visit it because its location is classified for obvious reasons.