This watch was owned by Stephen S. Palmer, the founder of my hometown of Palmerton, PA. The stunning timepiece has been determined to be the first of its kind and was sold at Christie's on June 11, 2013 for $2.25 million.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS A shot of the Stephen S. Palmer Patek Philippe Grand Complication watch, which sold for $2.25 million at the Important Watches sale held last week at Christie's Auction House in New York.
The Earliest Known Patek Philippe Grand Complication To Be Sold By Christie's Tomorrow In New York: Meet The Palmer Watch
From the original receipt, you can see that Mr. Palmer actually purchased three watches this day in Geneva, with the Grand Complication clocking in at 6000 Swiss Francs. He also traded in one watch on exchange, though we don't know what it was.