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Monies from the auction will go towards research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Thanks to Hour Glass for hosting the watches and cocktails tonight and to the Hour Glass and Corum team for the invite down.
some short comments about the watches and pics of some of the pieces taken whilst there. kudos to ALL brands that contributed towards a good cause! some of the pix ain't so hot as they were behind glass.
In Jamaican colours of course :) ~ It is a unique piece based upon the RM 038 but adapted to Yohan Blake’s specifications. This watch has experienced the joy of the podium and shared the spotlight with the gold and silver medals won by Yohan .
Van Cleef and Arpels came up with a lovely looking offering... one for the ladies to enjoy ~ With its turquoise dial, rotating disk in white gold and lapis lazuli, white mother-of-pearl top dial, case in white gold and diamonds, and white alligator strap, this creation in blue and white recalls the sky and sea of the French Riviera. In a stunning masterstroke, the turquoise dial offers a panoramic view of Monaco
Vacheron Constantin world time... a beauty... nice splash of red on the dial and a red Monaco text on there too ~ The dial paying tribute to three artistic crafts – engraving, enamelling and gem-setting – illustrates the aesthetic mastery dear to the Manufacture
I like this Chronoswiss dial a lot... See no evil hear no evil speak no evil...
Unique mechanical wristwatch combining the high arts of skeletonizing, fire enameling and guilloche main, featuring a dial dedicated to the theme of “The Three Apes” handcrafted with guilloche décor and transparent enamel, as well as a manually wound movement skeletonized by hand.
Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Seconde Mysterieuse... this watch looks mean... like it eats other watches for breakfast kinda mean ;)
Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours for Monaco ~ Montblanc has designed and developed a unique watch in its Manufacture in Locle, the Montblanc Nicolas Rieussec Rising Hours for Monaco. Alliance of red gold and steel with Dual Carbon treatment, it displays the hours on a turning disc that has been augmented with the appealing complication of a day/night indication in the hour display
Hublot... this looked much better in the metal than the crummy pic below... a nice offering with the striking red ceramic bezel ~ The polished and satin-finished black ceramic case houses a fully skeleton-worked tourbillon movement with an assertively elegant and contemporary design. It features a 5-day power reserve. In a little nod to the new red ceramic, the tourbillon has been enhanced on the sapphire dial by a little anodised red aluminium ring
Harry Winston ~ With a bezel discreetly bearing the three iconic arches of the Harry Winston Fifth Avenue salon in New York City, the case is crafted in 18K polished rose gold. Its 42 mm diameter frames a mechanical automatic winding movement composed of 297 parts, with an 18K rose gold skeletonized rotor, circular grained and hand-chamfered, visible through a sapphire-crystal display back.
Zenith... this design I like! ~ El Primero Stratos Flyback Striking 10th Tribute to Felix Baumgartner. Prototype I/I. Unique prototype tested for the development of the El Primero Stratos honouring Felix Baumgartner, the first supersonic man in history
De Bethune... I wasn't a fan of the brand in the past, not sure if i'm a fan now, but some of their pieces are definitely interesting ~ Skybridge - De Bethune star-studded sky in blued mirror-polished grade 5 titanium encrusted with white gold and diamond stars representing the sky of November 19, 1857, the establishment of the National Monegasque Feast Day by Prince Charles III. Upon coming to the throne in 2005, Prince Albert decided to maintain the November 19th national holiday date, Saint Rainier’s Feast Day, in memory of his father
GP Chrono Hawk ~ Clad in a matt-black ceramic case set with a rare silvery-white palladium bezel, the Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk Only Watch declares its bold identity. Hints of red on the dial and the strap underline its attachment to the Only Watch charity auction