Porsche family auctions watch collection for oncology research in Germany
The Porsche family, owners of the eponymous car company, is selling around 50 luxury watches, with an estimated value of £100,000, at a charity auction.
The auction, run through London-based auctioneer Bonhams, will take place on 2nd December 2009. All proceeds will be donated to the Oncology Research Department of the Robert Bosch Hospital in Stuttgart, Germany.
Paul Maudsley, director of the watch department at Bonhams, said: "Included in the 49 lots are watches by Eterna, Porsche Design, Rolex, Panerai, Eberhard, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, Chronoswiss and Omega. Of considerable note are prototypes and unique examples of Eterna and Porsche Design watches made especially for the family."
Eterna has belonged to the Porsche Family since 1996 and is one of the world’s last existing independent watch making companies. The watches come from the private collection of Prof. F. A. Porsche and his sons.