Antiquorum & Chronoswiss team up to help seriously ill children

Chronoswiss Sirius Lion Heart

Chronoswiss Sirius Lion Heart

Watch auctioneer Antiquorum teamed up with Chronoswiss to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation Switzerland.

On November 9th, Antiquorum will offer the 18k gold, one of a kind Chronoswiss Sirius Lion Heart, with all proceeds going to help children suffering from severe illness who bravely face their disease with the strength of a lion.

Chronoswiss Sirius Lion Heart

Based on a dial made of solid white gold that was hand-engraved, the Sirius Lion Heart shows the fascinating refinement that is possible with traditional hand craftsmanship. Using a cloisonné enamel technique, the motif is applied in numerous individual sections with fine gold wire bent by hand. Modeled after the Lucerne landmark that is located near the house of Chronoswiss, the exclusive one-of-a-kind piece shows a majestic lion with a Swiss flag. The individual sections are colourfully enamelled in several layers and passes so that they change as the light plays across them and the king of wildlife gleams in sumptuous colours.

Even the “back” of the lion is something to see – through the sapphire crystal, you can see a filigree skeletonized mechanism with floral details, deep in the heart of the watch. This was skeletonized by hand and then likewise elaborately decorated by hand on an historic rose engine.
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 45,000, to be sold without reserve.

The Auction

The Chronoswiss Sirius Lion Heart wristwatch (lot 780) will be offered in the third session of Antiquorum’s two day sale on Sunday November 9 at the Mandarin Oriental in Geneva starting at 2pm. Interested bidders may participate via internet, telephone, absentee bid or bid live in the auction room. For more information on how to participate or further details, please email or call + 41 22 909 2850.

It is great to see two brands joining hands for such a noble cause!

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