HUBLOT, ROGER DUBUIS AND FRANCK MULLER
Hublot, Roger Dubuis and Franck Muller timepieces for Singapore children's charity
August 27, 2018
Singapore children’s charity Kidz Horizon will be doing this year’s exclusive auction on 25 August. Three watches will be offered for auction to benefit Kidz Horizon.
Every year Singapore children’s charity Kidz Horizon raises money with an auction of timepieces donated by generous individuals. Set up to help chronically or terminally ill children from poor families, Kidz Horizon will be offering three watches that will be sold on August 25.
The first watch is a Hublot Classic Fusion 45mm Kidz. This is a “Special Piece” and engraved as such on the case back, being a variant of the Classic Fusion 45mm. The case is titanium and resin, while the dial is matte black, and the charity’s logo is printed on the sapphire crystal back. The indicative price of the Hublot, based on the retail price of the standard model, is S$8000, or about US$5800.
The second is Roger Dubuis Excalibur 45 Spider Kidz Horizon, a unique version of the brand’s signature skeleton automatic. The lightweight, skeletonized 45mm diameter case features a carbon composite bezel. The model is powered by the RD820SQ, an automatic movement with micro-rotor that’s been open-worked to form a star, the trademark motif of Roger Dubuis calibers. The case back is engraved “1/1”, indicating it is a unique piece. The indicative price is S$80,000, or about US$58,000.
Franck Muller Asia donated the third watch in the line-up. It is an example of the Vanguard Bronze, a limited edition of 28 watches with a brown dial and bronze case that is available only in Asia. One of the bestselling Franck Muller models, the Vanguard streamlines the brand’s signature Cintree Curvex case by integrating the strap into the case, which is made of brushed bronze for the Asia edition. The indicative price is S$14,000, equivalent to US$10,000.
The watches will be sold at a live auction during the Kidz Horizon Appeal gala dinner that takes place on August 25, 2018, at The Ritz-Carlton Singapore.