September 22 in Monaco held a charity auction Only Watch 2011. Its members are the most prestigious watch brands, each of which is specifically for the auction provides a unique model.
In addition to other exclusive watches, the auction will be on display watches tennis player Rafael Nadal – a model of Richard Mille RM 027. Rafael Nadal has been personally involved in their development. And since 2010, these clocks can be seen on the wrist tennis player during each match.
However, the model is very entertaining, not only because it has a “glorious past”. RM 027 – a watch with a tourbillon with a manual self-winding. They weigh less than 20 grams including strap (13 oz. Without the strap). RM 027 housing is made of carbon fiber, and the mechanism that weighs less than 4 oz., Titanium and LITAL ® – an alloy of lithium, aluminum, copper, magnesium and zirconium. This alloy is used in the aerospace industry, the production of A380 Airbus, helicopters, missiles and satellites, as well as car racing F1. It provides greater strength without adding unnecessary weight.
Profit from the charity auction will focus on medical research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. This genetic disorder are subject to only boys. According to statistics, one child gets sick from 3,5 thousand children. Now in Europe alone 30 thousand patients.
Only Watch Auction is held every two years and is considered one of the prestigious watch themselves bidding. Curator serves the Prince of Monaco Albert II, the organizers – Luke Pettavino, president of the Monaco Yacht Show, and Osvaldo Patrizzi, the owner of the auction house Patrizzi & Co.