A much less inspired charity watch auction

Photo courtesy Antiquorum

On 29 February in Milan, Antiquorum will auction several watches to benefit the charity “Help them Onlus”. The proceeds will be used to build schools in Serbia and the whole project is endorsed by the Embassy of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta in Belgrade.

Unlike Only Watch 2011 which had several unique and outstanding watches, the catalogue for this auction is lacklustre and in some cases embarrassing.

Cartier for instance contributed a steel, quartz Tank Solo, one of the lowest priced watches in its collection. And IWC’s watch is the discontinued Ingenieur with ceramic bezel (shown left). But I suppose it’s for a good cause anyway.

– SJX

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Limited edition UR-110 Torpedo for The Hour Glass

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Urwerk just announced a limited edition UR-110 Torpedo made exclusively for Singapore retailer The Hour Glass. First presented with an uncoated steel front plate last year, the UR-110 has already seen several variants, including the champagne coloured UR-110 ZrN. This edition has a steel front plate coated in aluminium titanium nitride (AlTiN) paired with blue numerals and indices. Only five pieces will be made. The retail price is SGD199,000, or about USD160,000 which is a pretty big jump from the steel UR-110 but about the same as the ZrN.

– SJX

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