Ressence and Sotheby’s Watches Join Forces Against Coronavirus


Ready, Steady, Draw! Independent watchmaker Ressence and Sotheby’s Watch Division are joining forces against coronavirus this season and launching a competition to design a unique watch. For the first time ever, watch-lovers will have the chance to create their own interpretation of one of Ressence’s latest models, the Type 1 Slim. Their creativity will support medical research.

The competition will be open from today (2pm GMT) until 12 May (2pm GMT). The winning design will be selected by Belgian designer and Ressence founder Benoît Mintiens, in consultation with the brand’s Swiss manufacturers, who will then bring the winning design to life as a watch. The successful designer will have their name engraved on the case of the piece. The unique piece will be offered in Sotheby’s Hong Kong “Important Watches” auction on 11 July. Proceeds from the sale will support the Covid-19 Research Programme at KU Leuven University in Belgium.

Contestants can download the outline drawings (dial and back) of the Type 1 Slim on and Sotheby’s Watches Join Forces Against Coronavirus

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