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Signed Patek Philippe18ct gold, enamel and platinum watch is made in the form of a backpack formerly belonging to Elbert E. Farman, a former consul-general to Cairo.
99% of funds raised go directly to medical and scientific research projects channeled through the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy.
The auction will showcase several spectacular newly discovered and fresh to the market timepieces and important rarities and is expected to fetch in excess of CHF10 million (around £7.9 million) in total.
Founder Luc Pettavino will present 52 unique watches at Christie's. He is a force of nature with an unquenchable passion to rid the world of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Antiques Roadshow watch expert Michael Fossner takes up a role with the auctioneer having moved from New York to San Diego.
The watches are Henry Graves Jr’s (1868-1953) unique yellow gold tonneau minute repeating wristwatch of 1927 and the only known Gobbi retailed Patek Philippe Reference 2523 with a translucent blue dial.
Delegates can log in from across the world to learn the features of the mechanical watch through custom animations, as well as hear first-hand about the development of the industry from prestigious designers and historians.
Due to take place on June 6, the Patek piece is expected to go for between $600,000 and $800,000.
Five vintage Rolexes among a top 10 that generated sales of over $4 million in total.
The watch, which has a pre-sale estimate of CHF 1 million to CHF 2 million, is thought to be one of only 50 made in pink gold by Rolex and only ten with the star dial.