The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting an auction to be held October 20 at Antiquorum Auctioneers in New York. This is the first in a series of annual events that will offer watch enthusiasts the opportunity to bid on fine timepieces while supporting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in their movement toward a world free of MS. Leading brands including Audemars Piguet, Cartier, and Hublot are donating pieces to support the cause.
The auction is open to the public. The preview opens at 5 p.m., and the auction gets under way at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 at Antiquorum’s headquarters in the Fuller Building at 595 Madison Avenue, Fifth Floor, in New York City. Registration for bidding can be done online at the official Antiquorum website. The online catalog can be viewed by
“I greatly appreciate the support I have received from Antiquorum and the watch and jewelry companies in making donations for this event,” says Philip Duffell, Founder of Mission: MS. “With their help, I am sure it will be a great success.”
Hublot will be donating a piece unique Aerobang just for MissionMS “The 21st Century will be the Century of sharing,” notes Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot. “We will have to start sharing wealth, energy, the climate and finally will have to share planet earth. Therefore I believe that every company and every brand has to include and develop a policy or concept of sharing. We are proud today to donate this special watch for a very noble and valuable cause.”
The Aero Big Bang Ceramic Chronograph features a black ceramic case and rose gold bezel with a semi-skeletonized dial and superluminova markers. The 44.5 mm timepiece houses a self-winding chronograph movement. Its Hublot Caliber 4214 is rhodium-plated with a straight-line lever escapement, shock absorber and self-compensating flat balance spring.
For more information on how to participate in this unique charity auction, please contact Michelle Halpern at 212-750-1103 or email