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  • Manufacturer: Ferdinand Porsche
    Year: Circa 1972
    Reference No: 7176
    Case No: 35’419
    Model Name: Porsche Design
    Material: Black PVD stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. Lemania 5100
    Bracelet/Strap: Black PVD-coated stainless steel, max overall length 210mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Black PVD-coated stainless steel deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Porsche Design leather box, signed letter from Rory S. Kaplan, autographed Jackson Victory Tour booklet, 2000 and 2005 service papers, and operating instruction sheet.

     

    Catalogue Essay

     

    A child of the 50s and 60s, keyboardist Rory S. Kaplan grew up with the music of Frank Sinatra and Henry Mancini—then the Beatles changed everything. At age 17, an inspired young Rory took to the road backing vocalist Dennis Dean on the keys and the guitar. Over the course of a long and illustrious career, he has collaborated with the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, the Crusaders, Randy Crawford, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, the Jacksons, Michael Jackson, and Donny Osmond.

     

    After catching Tom Cruise donning a Porsche Design Chronograph in Top Gun and Andy Gibb wearing it on television, Kaplan was mesmerized by the design brilliance, as well as the sleek, modern, and masculine refinement, of this ground-breaking, all-black wristwatch.

     

    To Rory’s delight, on the occasion of his 28th birthday, Rory’s parents and his first wife gifted him the Porsche Design Chronograph offered here. It would later grace his wrist during the most memorable moments of his career. A few months later, Jermaine Jackson tapped Rory to play alongside him and his brothers on the legendary Jacksons Victory Tour, Michael’s first since his solo album debut with the chart-topping Thriller. And the watch went with him: “I considered the watch my good luck charm—I wore it with pride every day during rehearsals, and never played a show without it.”

     

    © 1987 Triumph International, Inc.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

    Orfina’s Porsche Design chronograph wristwatch was first released in 1972, and was an early example of co-branding between the horological world and one of the world’s legendary car manufacturers, Porsche. This watch carries the DNA and philosophy of the founder’s grandson, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who inspired Porsche to create a chronograph as an accessory for all Porsche 911 drivers. In the early 1970’s, all black watches were extremely rare. An exception to the rule, the present watch is an austere black with a black PVD-coated stainless steel case, white numerals, and a bright orange chronograph hand.

     

    Preserved in excellent overall condition and generously donated by Rory S. Kaplan, it is being sold to benefit the missions of One Drop and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

     

     The objectives supported by TIME COUNTS

     

    Tackling global water issues and improving the living conditions of some of the most vulnerable populations around the world.

     

    In the wake of COVID-19, there’s never been more pressure on the global community to address water issues. Handwashing being one of the most important behaviors to decrease the propagation of all kinds of viruses, it goes without saying that safe water needs to be accessible. Unfortunately, over 2.2 billion people lack access to safe water at home.

     

    All net proceeds from the TIME COUNTS charitable initiative will go to improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations around the world by providing sustainable access to safe water and encouraging the adoption of healthy hygiene behaviors.

     

    TIME COUNTS will also enable One Drop and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to fund a large-scale program resulting from a joint call for proposals launched earlier this year by both foundations. Applicant organizations have submitted projects to improve resilience and ensure sustainable and equitable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services for communities in need, with particular emphasis placed on issues affecting extremely poor and marginalized populations. The final selection will be announced in early 2021.

     

    Together, let’s make the world a more sustainable place for all.

     

    Phillips will remit to One Drop and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation the net proceeds from the Buyer’s premium.

     

      

     

    The One Drop Foundation

     

     

    One Drop is an international foundation created by Cirque du Soleil and Lune Rouge founder Guy Laliberté, with the vision of a better world where all have access to living conditions that allow empowerment and development. Its mission is to ensure sustainable access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for the most vulnerable communities through innovative partnerships, creativity and the power of art. Together with its partners, One Drop brings its unique Social Art for Behaviour Change™ approach to promote the adoption of healthy practices around water, sanitation and hygiene through locally inspired social art programs, empowering the communities to take ownership of the water projects over time. For this to be possible, One Drop creates novel fundraising initiatives supported by a visionary community of partners and donors. One Drop counts over 12 years of turning water into action with projects that will soon have transformed the lives of over 2.1 million people around the world.

     

    Onedrop.org

     

    ©Philippe Mondielli – FPA2

     

    The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

     

     

    Inspired by his own observations and in the light of the alarming scientific evidence, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco made a personal commitment by launching, in 2006, his Foundation to act against the environmental dangers threatening our planet and making populations vulnerable. The Foundation focuses its efforts on three principal domains of action: climate change, biodiversity and water resources, and funds initiatives in the fields of research and studies, technological innovation and socially aware practices. In order to take action for the protection of nature, the Foundation supports projects in three main geographical regions: the Mediterranean Basin, the Polar Regions and the Least Developed Countries.


    www.fpa2.org

    • Catalogue Essay

      A child of the 50s and 60s, keyboardist Rory S. Kaplan grew up with the music of Frank Sinatra and Henry Mancini—then the Beatles changed everything. At age 17, an inspired young Rory took to the road backing vocalist Dennis Dean on the keys and the guitar. Over the course of a long and illustrious career, he has collaborated with the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, the Crusaders, Randy Crawford, Stanley Clarke, Stevie Wonder, Christopher Cross, the Jacksons, Michael Jackson, and Donny Osmond.

      After catching Tom Cruise donning a Porsche Design Chronograph in Top Gun and Andy Gibb wearing it on television, Kaplan was mesmerized by the design brilliance, as well as the sleek, modern, and masculine refinement, of this ground-breaking, all-black wristwatch.

      To Rory’s delight, on the occasion of his 28th birthday, Rory’s parents and his first wife gifted him the Porsche Design Chronograph offered here. It would later grace his wrist during the most memorable moments of his career. A few months later, Jermaine Jackson tapped Rory to play alongside him and his brothers on the legendary Jacksons Victory Tour, Michael’s first since his solo album debut with the chart-topping Thriller. And the watch went with him: “I considered the watch my good luck charm—I wore it with pride every day during rehearsals, and never played a show without it.”

      Orfina’s Porsche Design chronograph wristwatch was first released in 1972, and was an early example of co-branding between the horological world and one of the world’s legendary car manufacturers, Porsche. This watch carries the DNA and philosophy of the founder’s grandson, Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, who inspired Porsche to create a chronograph as an accessory for all Porsche 911 drivers. In the early 1970’s, all black watches were extremely rare. An exception to the rule, the present watch is an austere black with a black PVD-coated stainless steel case, white numerals, and a bright orange chronograph hand.

      Preserved in excellent overall condition and generously donated by Rory S. Kaplan, it is being sold to benefit the missions of One Drop and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 7176
A fine and attractive PVD-coated stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with day, date, 24-hours indication, and bracelet. Donated by Rory S. Kaplan to benefit the missions of One Drop and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation.

Circa 1972
40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

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Estimate
$1,000 - 2,000 
CHF910-1,800
€840-1,700
HK$7,800-15,500

Sold for $11,970

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New York Auction 12 December 2020