When MB&F announced Melchior earlier in the year, it said that it was creating 99 pieces of the roboclock for customers, and that it would create, and donate, the 100th piece to a charity. True to its word, MB&F has just announced the Melchior unique piece for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction.
The Only Watch charity is focused on raising money for research into neuromuscular diseases and, in particular, Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle degeneration, and it mainly affects young children, primarily boys. The biennial charity auction is now in its sixth edition and, this year, has the support of 44 watch brands.
If you read our earlier story on Melchior (click here if you haven’t), you’ll immediately be able to spot the difference between the unique piece and the original robot. Whereas the original robot featured stainless steel shoulder pads, the unique piece has bright red anodised aluminium pads.
The splash of color gives the Melchior unique piece a richer, more stylish look and given the noble cause it’s supporting, we’re quite certain that collectors will be generous when bidding for this roboclock.
As with the original, the Melchior unique piece offers a 40-day power reserve courtesy of its five mainspring barrels, and displays jumping hours, sweeping minutes, and double retrograde seconds.
If you’re curious about the Only Watch charity auction, read our short piece on it by clicking here. We list all the participating brands and shed light on the charity itself. This unique piece, as well as all the other timepieces for Only Watch 2015, will be auctioned off on November 7.
To visit the Only Watch 2015 site, click here.
To learn more about MB&F, click here.