15 of the most expensive things in the world
Have you ever asked yourself - how much is the International Space Station? How much should you pay for the most expensive ever made by man hours? And as for the one and a half kilograms of truffles? If it became interesting, then you are welcome under the cut:
15. The beer Antarctic Nail Ale.
The cost of 1815 dollars
This is the most expensive beer in the world, a bottle of which costs as much as 1815 dollars! For its production uses water Antarctic glaciers, which means the most pure and ancient water in the world. It is these two facts determine such a high price. The taste of the beverage is based on the traditional recipe repeatedly awarded beer Nail Ale, Flagship product brewery Australia's Nail Brewing Company. There were produced only 30 numbered and certified bottles Antarctic Nail Ale. All income from the sale has been sent to the fund "Sea Shepherd", is engaged in the protection of whales.
14. The Italian white truffle.
The cost of 160 thousand dollars
Truffles - the most expensive mushrooms in the world. The most valuable of their kind is considered an Italian white truffle. Submitted a copy of the picture weighs 1, 51 kg. It was sold for 160 thousand dollars taster from Hong Kong.
13. Champagne Gout de Diamants.
Price: 1, $ 2 million
That's what the most expensive champagne in the world. However, it should be noted at once that it is not the contents of the bottle, and its design is the most valuable here. Gout de Diamants replaced its standard, crystal logo emblem in white gold. In addition, she received a 19-carat diamond. All together worth 1, 2 million dollars. There is also a "budget option" - standard Gout de Diamants bottle costs 250 thousand dollars.
12 bonsai trees.
Price: 1, $ 3 million
Bonsai trees have different age, size, origin, and, as we can see, and also the price. The most expensive copy of this Japanese tree was sold at the 11th Asian Exhibition of Bonsai and Suyseki. Suyseki - is the Japanese art of artistic exposure river stones and fragments of rocks, which are the kind remind people, animals, insects and objects. Already on the second day of the 300-year old tree quite respectable size found its buyer.
11. Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne.
Cost: $ 2 million
Henry IV Dudognon Heritage Cognac Grande Champagne - is the most expensive in the world of cognac. As is the case with champagne, its value affects, above all, the cost of the bottle. Produced since 1776 drink before bottling must be in the barrel for at least 100 years. The bottle itself - it is a real work of art. It consists of 24-carat gold and platinum of the highest order. Additional decoration make 6000 certified diamonds.
10. The most expensive breed of dog.
Cost: $ 2 million
Of course - the dog is not a thing or an object, but in this ranking, it can not be present. Breed Khyis may be proud. Officially - it's the most expensive breed of dog in the world. Record would be broken in China, in the Zhejiang province, when an anonymous dog lover bought Tibetan mastiff puppy for $ 2 million.
9. A. Lange & Sohne Grand Complication.
: 2, 5 million dollars
This is the most expensive watch that has ever been offered for sale. Total for six years, will be made only 6 copies of 2, 5 million dollars each. Every year, the market will only appear one such watch, made a certain master. Watches made of gold and silver of the highest quality. The strap is made of crocodile skin.
8. Rhein II.
: 4, $ 3 million
On account of auction house Christie's has a lot of interesting records, but none of them has caused so much controversy as auction photos Rhein II - shot in 1999 by German photographer Andreas Gursky. This photographic work has got an anonymous collector for 4, $ 3 million. This is an absolute record. We probably never will not know why in such a monotone picture someone has paid such a large sum. The author considers it his most successful work, which, he said, allegorically describes the meaning of life.
7. Lamborghini Veneno.
: 4, 6 million dollars
Veneno - this is a super-car brand Lamborghini, presented at the exhibition in Geneva in 2013. Total produced three copies of this machine, each of which was sold for 4, 6 million dollars.
6. Saber Napoleon.
: 6, $ 4 million
the last time was used inlaid with white gold sword in the battle of Moreno over 200 years ago. French auction house Osenat, even before the auction, assuring that the weapon immediately after the battle was given to the wedding of Napoleon's brother, and then passed on from generation to generation. Saber was sold for 6, $ 4 million to an anonymous collector.
5. Leicester Code of
Price: 30, 8 million dollars
Codex Leicester - a collection of records of Leonardo da Vinci's 16th century. It is one of nine codes created by the great scientist and contains his illustrations and designs related to the art and science. In 1994 the manuscript was sold at auction by Bill Gates for 30, $ 8 million, thus becoming the most expensive book in history.
4 Stradivarius 1719 MacDonald.
Cost: $ 45 million
The most expensive violin in the world? Of course - it can only be a tool of production of the great Stradivarius. The record price of $ 45 million determined by Sotheby's auction house in 1719 for violin MacDonald.
3. Airbus 318 Elite Private Jet.
Cost: $ 60 million
Few people in the world can buy a private plane. Even only one in five among the rich can afford such a luxury. No wonder, because naisovremenneyshy, surrounded by luxury and, concurrently, the most expensive aircraft in the world, worth about $ 60 million. Airbus A318 Elite can accommodate 18 passengers and is equipped with a separate office, dining room, bedroom and shower room. A318 also offers a spacious luggage compartment.
Cost: $ 400 million
Tianhe-2 - a Chinese supercomputer, created with the participation of 1300 scientists and programmers. "Milky Way 2" - so you can translate its name, is designed for simulation and analysis of government defense systems. Supercomputer running Kylin operating system, specially created by the Chinese army.
1. International Space Station.
Price: $ 150 billion
This is, without doubt, the most expensive thing ever created by man. The International Space Station - it is also the largest enterprise in the history of space exploration. Her first module "Zarya" Manufactured in Russia for US funds, was launched into orbit in 1998. Now these modules have 15 (must be 16) - they are produced in Rssii, the US and Europe. ISS flies over our heads at an altitude of about 350 kilometers.