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In a world of exclusive complications, highly prized and priced movements and watches that break records at auctions, it’s good to be able to give back
In a world of exclusive complications, highly prized and priced movements and watches that break records at auction, it’s good to be able to give back – and few causes are more worthy of that kind of help than Stiftung Valentina. The foundation aims to make children’s palliative care as comfortable as possible by allowing them to stay at
home with their families, rather than on a ward.
Needless to say the foundation has a good deal of support across Germany, including from the father-and- daughter partnership behind Fine Watches Berlin – Mia Phyllis and Wilfried Liefer – who have created a striking blue charity timepiece.
Fittingly dubbed the Valentina, it’s not, as you might assume from the name, a women’s timepiece. At 40.5mm, the round stainless steel case is just on the men’s side of unisex. Yet diminutive as it may be on the wrist, it’s not a watch you can easily miss.
That’s almost entirely due to the Valentina’s striking colour. Polished silver indexes and lume-filled hands stand out nicely against the medium blue, as does the bright red flashes around the small seconds and the contrast stitching of the dial-matching blue strap.
It’s a cool, colourful and intensely quirky watch, fun without being too out-there. It’s equipped with a modified Miyota automatic movement and also comes with a bright red strap if you want something even more unmistakable.
Coming in at Euro 698 – round about £650 – it’s not a bad price for a uniquely designed timepiece.
Limited to 100 pieces