Hublot Unveils Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto
If you’d like to wear a work of art on your wrist while helping a worthy cause, Hublot has a watch for you. In support of the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy, Hublot has partnered with Brazilian artist Romero Britto to create a one-of-a-kind timepiece.
The Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto was created especially for the 6th edition of the Only Watch auction and will go on the block later this year along with the painting that provided its inspiration. This unique watch married the art of enameling with Britto’s flair for cubism and contemporary pop art. The dial reproduces the lines of Britto’s design down to the correct scale with the opaque enamel colors added one by one.
The Classic Fusion Only Watch Britto can be seen on the Only Watch 2015 travelling exhibition that winds up on September 23. On November 7, the watch will be auctioned off in Geneva with all proceeds going to fund medical research to fight Muscular Dystrophy.
Luxury Vintage Watches Take the Stage at London Auction
Private collections of vintage watches are always a source for fabulous finds and that was certainly true last week when 252 pieces of luxury watches and fine jewelry went on the auction block at Roseberys London. The items came from the estate of the late Denisa Lady Newbrough and other private collections from the UK.
The highlight of the auction was a vintage Cartier ladies watch made by LeCoultre. The timepiece, known as the maxi-oval, is a late 20th century piece with gold case, Roman numerals and white elongated dial. This rare item from a private London collection sold for £18,450 or about $29,000 USD.
Of the 252 lots for sale, 188 sold to bidders in person, by phone or online for a total of £296,012 or more than $460,000 USD.