2009 is on its way out. But not before making our jaws drop at the ridiculously overpriced and expensive items. Though the financial crisis of 2008 lingered into 2009 too, we certainly had our hands full by blogging about the most expensive things throughout the whole of 2009. We have compiled a list of outrageously expensive stuff that only the wealthiest folks can meet the expense of.
Most expensive fountain – $217 million Dubai Fountain
Touted to be the world’s tallest fountain too, the fountain can scale heights of up to 452 feet in the air. Sitting besides the world’s tallest building, Burj Dubai, and built for $217 million by WET Design, the 900-foot long water show uses 6,600 lights, 50 colored projectors, and hundreds of servos.
Most expensive phone – $3.15 million iPhone 3GS SUPREME
A truly luxurious phone, its entire casing has been created with 271 grams of 22ct solid gold. The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds color F, weighing 68ct in totality. The rear logo in solid gold too sparkles with 53 flawless diamonds weighing 1ct in totality. A true jewel, even the front navigation button flaunts a single cut very rare diamond weighing 7.1 ct.
Most expensive car – $2.37 million Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
At €1.55 million ($2.37 million), the Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès still maintained its slot of being the most expensive car, even in 2009.
Most expensive watch auctioned – $5 million Patek Philippe Calibre 89
This exquisite yellow gold timepiece is said to be the world’s most complicated watch and had drawn many enthusiastic bidders ever since Antiquorum announced its intention to sell this exceptional timepiece. For $5,053,360 the most expensive watch sold in 2009 by any auction house in the world
Most expensive pen– $1.5 million Aurora Diamante Pen
It is the only over 30-carat pen in the world, making it one of the most expensive ones ever. Priced at over €1 million ($1.3 million), this pen is definitely a great way to laugh in the face of recession.
Most expensive iPhone case – $34,000 diamond studded iPhone case
If you have the money to grab the most expensive cell phone then you certainly cannot miss this case too. Shaped out of python skin, it is further ornamented with 39 flawless diamonds that total up to 7.8ct. Priced at £20,995 (about $34,000).
Most expensive suit – $103,000 Alexander Amosu Suit
The additions of nine 18-carat gold and pave set diamond buttons have helped this suit attain its expensive price tag of £70,000 ($103,000).
Most expensive home – $150 million “Manor”
The topper of this year’s list is the $150million Holmby Hills Mansion. Despite, the price cut, the most expensive home in the world is still out of bounds for many.
Most expensive hotel suite – $65,000 a night at Royal Penthouse Suite
The Royal Penthouse Suite at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva Switzerland charges a whopping $65,000 a night. The four bedroom suite occupies the entire top floor of the hotel and has bulletproof windows and doors.
Most expensive storage – $4.4 million RamSan-6200
Though it is heavy technology for this list, it certainly could not be missed for its whopping price tag of $4.4m. The solid state disk system renders 100 terabytes of Flash-based storage in one 40U rack configuration. It is designed to sustain five million IOPS with 60GB/sec throughput.
Phew! This list certainly makes me feel critically underprivileged.