2009’s Most Expensive Things

Although the financial crisis of 2008 has lingered on, we can’t help but notice that aside from the people who have suffered, there are those who have continued unscathed, buying things like what we are about to list as 2009’s most expensive things.

Most expensive phone: $3.15 million iPhone 3GS SUPREME
This item puts those who think they’re cool because they sport Swarovsky crystals on their phone to shame! The most expensive iPhone on the market’s entire casing has been created with 271 grams of 22ct solid gold. The front bezel houses 136 flawless diamonds, weighing 68ct in totality. The rear solid gold logo sparkles with 53 flawless diamonds. A true jewel, even the front navigation button flaunts a single cut very rare diamond weighing 7.1 ct.

Most expensive iPhone case: $34,000 diamond studded iPhone case
How about more bling to go with your 3GS Supreme? Shaped out of python skin, it is further ornamented with 39 flawless diamonds that total up to 7.8ct. It’s value? Only about $34,000.

Most expensive car: $2.37 million Bugatti Veyron Fbg par Hermès
At $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 drew many bidders when Antiquorum announced its auction.

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 $1.3 million, this pen is definitely a great way to laugh in the face of recession, and definitely a good reason to not leave your desk unattended at work!

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 $103,000.


Most expensive fountain: $217 million Dubai Fountain
Also the world’s tallest fountain, it 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 home: $150 million “Manor”
At the top of this year’s list is the $150 million Holmby Hills Mansion. Even though the price was cut due to the recession, this price is still a tad steep even for the richest of the rich.

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. You can’t put a price tag on safety…or can you?

Most expensive storage: $4.4 million RamSan-6200
Even though it’s a little bit too techy for this list, it certainly could not be missed for its enormous price tag of $4.4 million. 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.

Via: Luxury Launches