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Why is Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani the World's Most Expensive Luxury Water?
- 5th Feb 2022
Can water ever be an expensive luxury? Well you decide after reading these fascinating facts on the most expensive water in the world.
Well, Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani, also referred to as the 'Most Expensive Bottle of Water in the World' by the Guinness Book of World Records, is an actual case of truly expensive luxury water.
Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani water costs aprroximately a whopping USD 60,000 per bottle.
The water is imported from France and Fiji (two countries on opposite ends of the globe, which undoubtedly adds to the price) and is packaged in a bottle created by Fernando Altamirano of Tequila Ley.
How can water, Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani, be so expensive?
To be honest, it's not just the water, but the whole package. The price of this premium water is heavily influenced by the packaging of each bottle. Each of these 750 mL glass bottles is completely coated in pure 24-carat gold. If that wasn't enough, these bottles were fashioned by famed bottle designer Fernando Altamirano, who is recognised for his stunning bottle designs that have made it to the list of the world's most costly bottles. He created these bottles in memory of the late Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani.
Another consideration is that each drop of water in the Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani contains 5 grammes of 23-carat gold. Because of the presence of gold, the water is more alkaline than conventional water, which contributes to the exorbitant cost. This gold-sprinkled range of drinking water is also touted to have more vitality than conventional water.
Other designs by Fernando
Fernando Altamirano is also the designer of the world's most costly bottle of cognac, The Cognac Dudognon Heritage Henri IV.
The Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani was auctioned off for 774,000 pesos (USD 60,000) on March 4, 2010 at La Hacienda de Los Morales in Mexico City by Planet Foundation A.C. The proceeds from this sale were donated entirely to a charity dedicated to combating the global warming challenge that the world is facing.