H. Moser & Cie offers two watches with dials created by school children
Luxury watchmaker H. Moser & Cie has teamed up with Room to Read to offer two charitable watches with striking dials designed by young school children.
Using the Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic timepiece as a canvas, the two watches feature hand-painted dials recreated from the drawings of two children benefiting from the efforts of Room to Read.
Room to Read aims to improve the literacy and gender equality in education throughout numerous under-privileged areas. It works with schools around the world to help improve the opportunities of children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Room to Read has benefited more than 16.8 million children across 16 countries and 37,000 communities.
For these watches, H. Moser chose artwork from two of Room to Read’s classes, one class from India and the other from Sri Lanka. The two chosen drawings were hailed as having a beautiful use of colour and an imaginative design.
The two winning drawings come from Arif and Kasun. Arif lives in Mumbai where he has to walk several kilometres to school, his father is a fruit salesman and hopes to one day work as a police officer. Kasun from Sri Lanka has to travel to school with his father by a moped, and wants to be a doctor.
The bright drawings were recreated by H. Moser artists using tiny brushes, with Kasun’s work taking two days to recreate and Arif’s taking three days.
The Endeavour Centre Seconds Automatic is a 40mm time-only watch made in a white gold case, it features a sapphire case back and an impressive 72-hour power reserve.
Both models will be auctioned at gala dinners in both Zurich and London. Room to Read will dedicate a Sri Lankan children’s book and a library in India to the respective winners of the unique timepieces.
You can read more about Room to Read here.