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Montblanc is proud to support the Only Watch biennale auction by donating timepieces to raise funds for the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder characterised by progressive muscle degeneration and weakness.
The charity event, which is in its eighth edition, showcases unique timepieces created by some of the finest brands that have raised more than 40 million Euros to date. It is held under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and following the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies. The auction unites watchmakers from both the large groups and small independents who all express their creativity and generosity through great timepieces crafted from the heart.
Nicolas Baretzki, Montblanc CEO, said: “We are honoured to be part of this amazing charity event that stands up for such a special cause.”
The Montblanc 1858 Split Second Chronograph Only Watch 2019 will be exhibited at the auction. The Montblanc 1858 product line pays tribute to the Minerva Manufacture’s heritage. The legendary professional Minerva watches were conceived for military use and exploration back in the day.
Montblanc reinterprets the military monopusher chronograph from the 1930’s with the one-of-a kind 1858 Split Second Chronograph and for the first time will unveil a wristwatch which combines a 44mm case in full satin-finished titanium grade-two. The hand-crafted Montblanc Manufacture Monopusher Chronograph calibre MB M16.31 boasts a brand-new matching Sfumato alligator strap and a special dial made of degraded blue Agate, a natural stone, giving a blue appearance – all those elements making it the ideal watch for collectors. It also features a telemeter scale that runs around the dial which makes it possible to measure the distance of a phenomenon that is both visible and audible, like the lightning and thunder in a storm. All of the funds collected from the sale of the watches are donated to scientific and medical research units working on neuromuscular diseases in general and on Duchenne muscular dystrophy in particular.
The watches will embark on a world tour on September 25.