H. Moser & Cie. and US-based NGO Room to Read are strengthening their partnership at gala dinners in London and Zurich where two unique pieces will go under the hammer; its proceeds channelled to missions that transform the lives of millions of children through education and literacy.
The two watches bear the drawings of two young boys from Room to Read’s literacy programme in India and Sri Lanka, which have been faithfully reproduced on its dials.
From Mumbai, Arif – who wants to be a policeman one day – is the son of a farmer and walks several kilometres to get to school, while Kasun is planning to be a doctor, and lives in Sri Lanka with his family.
Both boys’ drawings are marked by a playful whimsy and a bold use of colour, and have been reproduced by hand on Moser’s Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic models. The watches are equipped by an automatic movement that powers the hours, minutes and seconds functions, and is completed with a 40mm white gold case and brown leather strap.
The watches will be on display for guests to bid on at two gala dinners organised by Room to Read — find the model with Kasun’s drawings in London on Oct 3, while the piece with Alif’s masterpiece can be viewed in Zurich on Nov 9. Alongside H. Moser & Cie.'s commitment, Room to Read will dedicate a Sri Lankan children’s book and a library in India to the respective winners of the unique timepieces.