Unique BVLGARI Chronosprint Endurer All Blacks at Rugby Nations Unite for Christchurch charity auction

Marina Milojević | 08.18.11 | 02:52 AM

September is a season of exciting charity auctions. Some of the most exciting horology events in September are well-known Only Watch auction, September 14th sale in New York by Antiquorum Auctioneers, and Bremont C-17 Special Edition Squadron watch auction. Now the "Rugby Nations Unite for Christchurch" announces their own auction that will take place in Paris on September 2, 2011 at the Hôtel Royal Monceau. The auction is raising funds for the NZ Government's Christchurch Earthquake Appeal and it will offer a lot of epic items, linked to rugby history.

One of the central pieces is the watch BVLGARI Chronosprint Endurer All Blacks, from the special series designed in cooperation with the prominent New-Zealand team All Blacks. This is a unique watch that bears a reference to the date of the earthquake that happened in New-Zealand in February 2011.

The watch is crafted in stainless steel and comes in a large DLC-treated case (diamond-like like carbon) with 56.5 mm in diameter. The face of a watch reveals traditional Maori motif. The design is based on the old Daniel Roth watch, a company that has been merged into the Bulgari brand. This is a chronograph watch with the ability to count the minutes up to 12 hours. It features a big date display and runs on an in-house made Daniel Roth caliber DR1306 with 34 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 45 hours.

In addition to this extraordinary piece, rugby enthusiasts from all over the world will have a chance to bid for the jersey signed by the All Blacks team that played against Fiji on July 22, 2011 for Canterbury, a sculpture signed by Jean-Pierre Rives, a rugby ball dated from the 1920s, a guitar signed by the Toulouse Team players and a jersey signed by Jonah Lomu, and many other interesting items.

Author: Marina Milojević

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