Geneva, 24 September 2009 – Participating for the first time at Only Watch 09, the ultra exclusive luxury watch brand, Cabestan, recorded an outstanding performance at the charity auction this evening in Monaco, under the patronage of S.A.S Prince Albert II of Monaco.
The unique Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical raised 220’000 Euros (333’000 CHF) for the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy after a highly competitive round of bidding from an impressively large number of international watch collectors. This one-of-a-kind Cabestan signed by Sébastien Loeb achieved the 3rd highest price of all watches sold at the auction.
The third edition of this famous charity event welcomed 35 unique timepieces from the world’s most well-known watchmakers. Among them, an exclusive model of the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical, entirely conceived by creator Jean-François Ruchonnet.
Signed by five time world champion rallye driver Sébastien Loeb, with whom Jean-François Ruchonnet shares his passion for automobile racing, this exceptional timepiece earned the admiration of all the collectors and enthusiasts assembled at Only Watch 09. This enthusiasm echoed that of admirers throughout the tour preceeding the event at showings in Shangai, Geneva, London, New York and Milan. Over 250 bidders attended the auction this evening. All proceeds of the sale will be donated to research to fund the combat against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
“I am deeply touched by the enthusiasm that surrounded the Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical among the bidders at Only Watch 09. And I am very happy that it sold for a record price that will all go to reinforce the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy,“ declared Jean-François Ruchonnet.
In total, Only Watch 09 raised 2.3 million Euros.
You can find more information about Cabestan and the Only Watch 09 special edition Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical here »