Antiquorum to sell collectible watches and jewellery for charity

This coming October Antiquorum Auctioneers is to carry out the first what is intended to be a yearly event which will see watch enthusiasts given the unique opportunity to bid on magnificent timepieces while supporting the movement towards a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS).

The auction will take place at the world-famous watch auctioneer's auction space at Madison Avenue in New York City.

Those not attending can arrange to bid online as of October 1st, 2010. Exclusive watch and jewellery manufacturers such as Audemars Piguet, Cartier, Carrera Y Carrera and Hublot are just some of the many prestigious brands that have donated timepieces to this exceptional event.

"Antiquorum is extremely honored to conduct this unique charity auction benefitting The Multiple Sclerosis Society," commented Evan Zimmermann, President & CEO of Antiquorum.

"This is an exceptional opportunity for people around the globe to acquire extraordinary timepieces from the world's leading watch brands and simultaneously help to spread awareness and eliminate this debilitating disease. We are pleased to continue our efforts to contribute to charities and worthy causes worldwide."

The design for Hublot's Aero Bang

Hublot will be donating a unique Aero Bang just for MissionMS "The 21st Century will be the Century of sharing," notes Jean-Claude Biver, CEO of Hublot.  "We will have to start sharing wealth, energy, the climate and finally will have to share planet earth.

"Therefore I believe that every company and every brand has to include and develop a policy or concept of sharing. We are proud today to donate this special watch for a very noble and valuable cause."

The National MS Society's mission is to create a world free of MS, a chronic disease of the central nervous system characterized by changes in sensation, visual problems, weakness, depression, difficulties with coordination, balance and speech, impaired mobility and disability.

This year's event will hopefully benefit all those living with multiple sclerosis. "We are so grateful to Mr. Duffell, MissionMS and Antiquorum for their enthusiasm, dedication and support for this event and our movement toward a world free of MS," says Gina Murdoch, VP of Development for the National MS Society. 

"Funds raised through this auction will be used to support cutting-edge research conducted by the National MS Society as well as fund critical programs."

"I greatly appreciate the support I have received from Antiquorum and the watch and jewellery companies in making donations for this event," says Philip Duffell, Founder of Mission: MS. "With their help, I am sure it will be a great success."

The Mission: MS Auction will take place on October 20 at Antiquorum in New York City from 7pm. There is a preview from 5pm to 7pm.


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