A Lange watch for kids

A. Lange & Söhne is to make a unique version of their ZEITWERK in white gold with a grey dial for this year’s Kidz Horizon Charity Ball in Singapore, a first for the brand in Asia.

In August 2009, Duncan Wang, an American Chinese businessman and watch collector passed away at the age of 44 years. His parents and his friends in Singapore found a fitting way to remember him based on the two things he was most passionate about – watches and charities. One year later, the first “Duncan Watch” was auctioned to benefit a children’s charity in Singapore: Kidz Horizon Appeal. Formed in 2004 and helmed by Dr Caroline Low-Heah, it raises funds for children suffering from chronic diseases such as cancer or AIDS, whose parents are not in a position to afford the medical treatment they need.

As both Dr Low-Heah and Duncan Wang have always been great admirers of A. Lange & Söhne, it stood to reason that a special edition Lange timepiece would sooner or later be the Duncan Watch of the year. This year, a one-of-a-kind ZEITWERK in white gold with a grey dial and a special engraving will be auctioned at this year’s costume Charity Ball for Kidz Horizon Appeal to be held at the Ritz Carlton Ballroom, Singapore, on 27 August 2011.

The design of this unique version, showcasing dark/bright contrasts, is emphasised by a white-gold case, grey dial and numeral discs with white numerals, a black alligator leather strap and the folding clasp, also crafted from solid white gold. A special engraving on its caseback bears witness of its uniqueness and the occasion: “1/1 SGP 2011”.

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