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The watch of the richest Titanic passenger sold for record money: what it looks like. Photo

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The watch of the richest passenger on the Titanic has been sold for record money:
The watch of the richest passenger on the Titanic has been sold for record money:. Source: BNPS

The gold pocket watch of the richest man on the Titanic was sold at auction in the UK for a record 1.175 million pounds (about 1.5 million dollars). The watch was bought by a private American collector from the United States.

This was reported by Bloomberg. It is noted that the first owner of the item was businessman John Jacob Astor, who drowned with the Titanic in 1912.

Gold pocket watch of the richest man on the Titanic sold at auction in the UK for a record 1.175 million pounds

"Astor's body was recovered from the Atlantic Ocean 7 days after the tragedy. His exquisite 14-carat gold Waltham pocket watch engraved with JJA was with him," the statement said.

It is emphasized that Astor was one of the richest men in the world at the time. His net worth was about $87 million, "which is equivalent to several billion today."

Astor was once among the richest men in the world

The most expensive item from the Titanic

Astor's gold pocket watch became the most expensive artifact from the Titanic sold at auction. Until now, the most valuable item was a violin played while the ship was sinking.

It was sold in 2013. The price was 1.1 million pounds.

Astor's golden pocket watch became the most expensive artifact from the Titanic sold at auction

As reported by OBOZ.UA, collectors in Ukraine have been fighting for the old 5 kopecks. At the auction, the price of the coin was raised more than 8,000 times.

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