Anant Ambani, Son of Asia’s Wealthiest Man, Dons $6.5 Million Patek Philippe at Lavish Pre-Wedding Bash

Patek Philippe at Lavish Pre-Wedding Bash

In a display fitting for Asia’s wealthiest family, the Ambanis threw a three-day extravaganza to celebrate the upcoming marriage of their son, Anant Ambani, who is already a billionaire. The extravagant event, which ended on Sunday, attracted a host of high-profile guests, including notable figures like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Ivanka Trump. Amid performances by global icons Rihanna and David Blaine, Anant Ambani, the groom-to-be, stole the show as he appeared at the festivities wearing an exceptional timepiece – a rare Patek Philippe valued at an astonishing $6.5 million.

The remarkable watch adorning Anant’s wrist is the Patek Philippe Grand Complication Sky Moon Tourbillon in 18k gold, a true masterpiece representing luxury and craftsmanship. Introduced by the esteemed watchmaker in 2021, this timepiece is a symbol of precision and innovation, featuring an impressive array of 12 complications. It is regarded as the second most complex creation in Patek Philippe’s esteemed history, following only the revered Grandmaster Chime, which boasts an impressive 20 complications.

Remarkably, this $6.5 million marvel is just one treasure in Anant’s extensive collection of timepieces, which includes another prized possession – a $9 million horological masterpiece. The Sky Moon Tourbillon’s intricate design requires displays on both the front and back to accommodate its numerous complications. The front dial showcases perpetual calendar indications, moon phases, and civil time, crafted with meticulous detail using Grand Feu champlevé and cloisonné enameling.

Turning the watch over reveals a celestial spectacle, featuring astronomical complications and a representation of the night sky as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. Sidereal time, lunar phases, and celestial orbits are brought to life on the reverse side, all enclosed within a finely hand-engraved 18k rose gold case. Even the hands of the watch bear intricate engravings, showcasing Patek Philippe’s commitment to excellence, requiring an impressive 100 hours to complete.

The heart of this remarkable timepiece is the manually wound Caliber R TO 27 QR SID LU CL movement, a testament to precision engineering and artisanal craftsmanship. The watch is complemented by an alligator leather strap with square scales, meticulously hand-stitched and finished with a chestnut patina, culminating in an engraved fold-over clasp. Each timepiece comes with a pair of matching cufflinks, a fitting tribute to the luxury and sophistication embodied by the Patek Philippe Grand Complication Sky Moon Tourbillon.