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Daryn Schnipper, chairman of Sotheby’s Watch Division, shows “The Henry Graves Supercomplication” handmade watch by Patek Philippe which was completed in 1932 at Sotheby’s auction house in London yesterday. This masterpiece of horology is estimated to sell in excess of 10 million pounds (US$16 million) when it is auctioned on November 11 in Geneva.

Time is expensive — at US$16m!

Daryn Schnipper, chairman of Sotheby’s Watch Division, shows “The Henry Graves Supercomplication” handmade watch by Patek Philippe which was completed in 1932 at Sotheby’s auction house in London yesterday. This masterpiece of horology is estimated to sell in excess of 10 million pounds (US$16 million) when it is auctioned on November 11 in Geneva.

Workers destroy a huge haul of pharmaceuticals yesterday deemed to be either substandard or counterfeit by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. Last year, the agency handled more than 400 cases of fake or low-quality drugs with a total retail value of more than 20 million yuan (US$3.3 million).

The drugs don’t work

Workers destroy a huge haul of pharmaceuticals yesterday deemed to be either substandard or counterfeit by the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration. Last year, the agency handled more than 400 cases of fake or low-quality drugs with a total retail value of more than 20 million yuan (US$3.3 million).

Women of the Dulong Ethnic group with facial tattoos.

Tracking health of tattooed women

Women of the Dulong Ethnic group with facial tattoos.


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