The famous Swiss watch brand Hublot has created an orphan watch, only to support the 8th Only Watch Charity Auction. This watch uses the theme of this charity event, just like the art of the wrist. The proceeds from the auction will be used to fund research on the Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This watch uses sapphire, a very difficult-to-machine material, to engrave the iconic edges, chamfers, and facets of artist Richard Orlinski, which Hublot hopes to be a child suffering from this degenerative neuromuscular disease. Light up hope, and convey a firm belief: as long as you do your best, you can surpass your dreams! This Only Watch Charity Auction will be held in Geneva on November 9, 2019.
Since the founding of the Only Watch in 2005, we have been a partner in this high-profile charity event. Each auction gives us a better opportunity to contribute to this rare disease that plagues children in a more creative and innovative way. The concept of an orphan watch is reminiscent of art creation, and we naturally collaborate with sculptor Richard Olinsky to create this year’s watch. We are very happy and proud to be able to advance the research work. – CEO of Ricardo Guadalupe Hublot replica.
As the long-term partner of the Only Watch since its inception, Hublot redesigned the classic fusion tourbillon sapphire Olympian Only Watch for this biennial charity auction this year, which was made with sapphire material. An iconic “orphan”. The white gold bezel is encrusted with 54 rectangular cut-tops, which contrasts with the faceted design of the 45 mm case. The all-in-one transparent replica watch is crystal clear and has an internal hollow structure, which fully demonstrates the mechanical beauty of the gear, tourbillon bracket, and power reserve mechanism. At the same time echoing the work of the French sculptor Richard Olinski, the exquisite and stylish skeleton movement combines the transparent rubber strap with the theme of the Only Watch. The watch is equipped with a sapphire gift box inspired by Richard Olinsky’s famous “Wild Kong” sculpture. The owner of this watch will have the opportunity to meet Richard Olinski and communicate at the exhibition hall in Paris where the master completes his work.
The watch will be exhibited in the world’s leading cities – Monaco, Dubai, Paris, London, New York, Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taipei – and will eventually arrive in Geneva for the Only Watch charity auction hosted by Christie’s. The charity auction will be funded by the Prince of Monaco, HSH Prince Albert II, and will be officially opened at 4 pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019, at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy to finance medical and scientific research for neuromuscular diseases, especially Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
- Serial number: 505.JX.6949.RT.OWM19 limited edition collection
- Dial: matte smoke gray cutout: polished faceted rhodium-plated hour markers and hands
- Case: polished sapphire crystal
- Diameter: 45 mm
- Thickness: 12.00 mm
- Waterproof depth: 3 ATM (30 meters)
- HUB6021: Self-made manual winding hollow tourbillon movement with power reserve display frequency: 3 Hz (21,600 times per hour)
- Power reserve: about 115 hours
- Number of components: 183
- Number of stones: 25
- Back: polished sapphire crystal
- Strap and clasp: blue transparent rubber strap
- Bezel: Polished in 18K white gold with 54 rectangular cuts blue topaz and 6 H-shaped titanium screws