A watch that'll give you the moon--plus a couple of beauties that settle for the time

Horology buffs tend to go nuts for grand complications, so you should expect to see plenty of paper bags and Epsom salts at today's Patrizzi & Co. auction in New York. On offer: a Patek Philippe Sky Moon Tourbillon, the most complicated Patek ever (pictured above, front and back). Its estimated sale price: $1.1-$1.3 million, for which you get 12 complications, from cathedral gongs (developed with help from the metallurgists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne) to a celestial disc charting the sky and the visible stars of the Milky Way. Fortunately, there are a few more recession-friendly offerings available as well. Click for a few of our favorites in that (relatively affordable) category.

Sale (second session) begins at 2 p.m. E.S.T. at Patrizzi & Co., 595 Madison Ave., Suite 605, NYC, (646) 763-8880; bids can also be placed online at patrizziauction.com

Photo: Courtesy of Patrizzi & Co.
Tags: Fashion

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