Dear Friends,

Over the years, many collectors have asked us to create a Pièce Unique for them… At MB&F we don’t do bespoke pieces, but the Only Watch charity auction is an amazing way to not only get a piece like no other – but also help children in need while you’re at it!

The 2017 edition of the biennial Only Watch auction, widely recognised as the world’s most high-profile charity watch event, gathers more than 50 amazing pieces, all one of a kind, from the world’s most prestigious watch brands. The auction takes place this Saturday and all proceeds go to medical research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder primarily affecting children.

For the fourth time, MB&F is contributing a unique piece. This year we worked with the very talented 15-year-old Cassandra Legendre: a child creating something to help other children, who have been denied many of the dreams and opportunities of childhood.

Based on Horological Machine N°8, this Pièce Unique in 18K white gold and grade 5 titanium is instantly recognisable thanks to its special sapphire crystal pane – engraved and metallised with a whimsical drawing created by the talented young Cassandra. Visible under the illustration, a unique purple winding rotor.

Check the lateral time display and you’ll notice a miniature white gold elephant between the hour and minute prisms; the elephant was sculpted by engraver Olivier Kuhn based on the elephant in Cassandra’s drawing.

Final touch: a happy face – symbolising the childlike perspective that Legendre brings to HM8 – has replaced the MB&F logo on the double-screwed plate.

The success of Only Watch is based on the generosity of the organisers, partners, watch brands… and most importantly, the collectors!

Interested? You have 48 hours before the auction in Geneva, which starts at 2.30 pm this Saturday, November 11th.

Need more info about this Pièce Unique? Get the full story on the MB&F website.

You’d like to learn more about the Only Watch Auction? All the details are here.

You want to bid? You’ll need to register in advance on the Christie’s website.

We count on your support!

With my best regards,
Maximilian Büsser
Owner & Creative Director