Sotheby's Geneva to auction Audemars Piguet's watch made in honour of Leo Messi
March 20, 2013: Sotheby’s Geneva has announced that it will join forces with watchmaker Audemars Piguet to support the Leo Messi Foundation. The No.10 Royal Oak Chronograph Leo Messi will be presented in Sotheby’s Geneva auction of Important Watches on May 11, 2013 and the entire proceeds from the sale will benefit the Foundation of the football player.
Designed with Leo Messi’s collaboration, this 41 mm chronograph in platinum is the 10th watch produced by Audemars Piguet in a limited series of only 100 pieces dedicated to the player. Lot 110 in the sale - as a nod to Leo Messi’s number 10 FC Barcelona and Argentina shirts - the watch will be accompanied by an Argentina national team’s number 10 jersey autographed by Leo Messi and the original drawing of the watch signed by the footballer and Audemars Piguet’s Chief Artistic Officer, Octavio Garcia. The successful bidder will also be given the chance to meet the football legend in person in Barcelona.