Is there anything worse in life than seeing a child suffer?
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a terrible disease that steals the lives of innocent children, by gradually paralysing their bodies… the “Only Watch” charity auction was created precisely to fund research to fight it. For the auction’s 2009 edition, we transformed one of our HM2’s with Californian artist Sage Vaughn to make a shocking statement – and engage everyone to act.
We return to Only Watch in 2011 – this time with a Chinese artist, Huang Hankang – and we want
to deliver another strong message, describing the only way sick children can currently escape
from the disease: through their dreams.
Most kids have a recurrent dream: the dream of FLYING. As a child, you probably experienced it
yourself… but for some strange reason, we lose that dream as adults.
Flying in eye with sky
To bring the dream to life, MB&F can provide an airplane: the HM4 Thunderbolt…
The idea therefore came naturally to Huang Hankang: why not use HM4 to transport children in their
dreams? Symbolised by a handcrafted white gold panda, the child guides the Machine with reins
made of twisted gold filaments, and flies towards a smiling dream world!...
The piece will be auctioned at Only Watch in Monaco on the 22nd of September,
under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II.
Held every two years, the event brings together the cream of Switzerland’s watchmakers.
Huang Hankang and Maximilian Busser
Related link: MB&F - Maximilian Büsser & Friends - Horological Machines