As has become a tradition for Singapore children’s charity Kidz Horizon Appeal, its annual fundraising dinner will include an auction of one of a kind watches created especially for the event. Past auctions included timepieces by Audemars Piguet, Greubel Forsey, Vacheron Constantin and Voutilainen. This year’s line-up is made up of three watches from Roger Dubuis, Franck Muller, and Louis Moinet, the proceeds from which will go to the charity that funds medical treatment for children from poor families.
Inspired by the colours of the Greek island, the Franck Muller Vanguard Mykonos (also pictured above) is the first watch from a limited edition of 28 made for the brand’s retailer Sincere Watch, which donated the watch to Kidz Horizon.
It’s a variant of Frank Muller’s popular sports watch, with a polished steel case that has an integrated strap and a white resin insert running lengthwise along its side. Inside is the FM 0800, an automatic ETA movement.
Commissioned by an anonymous donor, Roger Dubuis put together the Excalibur Huracàn “Kidz Horizon”, based on the wristwatch inspired by Lamborghini’s V10 coupe.
Ordinarily available only with a titanium case, the Kidz Horizon edition has a case made from a combination of lightweight materials: titanium for the bezel and back, and a skeletonised case middle in C-SMC carbon – the same carbon composite used in the Huracan. The red accents on the dial and bezel are also unique to the Kidz Horizon example.
The RD630 movement inside is self-winding and features a balance wheel inclined at 12 degrees from the plane of the movement – intended to minimise gravitational errors regardless of the position of the watch. And the sapphire bears the Kidz Horizon logo, along with “Unique Piece”.
And the final watch is the Louis Moinet Metropolis “Kidz Horizon”, also donated by the same gentleman who contributed the Roger Dubuis.
It’s a time-only automatic in a steel case with an open-worked dial that reveals part of the movement, including the balance wheel at 11 o’clock. Underneath the open-worked chapter ring with the hour markers is a Neoralithe disc, a marble-like resin developed by a Swiss dial-maker.
The watch is powered by the LM45 movement, an automatic developed by Swiss specialist Concepto, which makes all of the brand’s movements.
Event and auction details
The Kidz Horizon gala dinner takes place on August 24, 2019 at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. To purchase tables at the event, make a donation, or place an absentee bid on the watches, please contact Ms Christine Gwee via email, telephone at +65 6394 2329, or post at:
The Kidz Horizon Appeal
c/o Development Office
KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital
100 Bukit Timah Road