Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Unique Piece achieves USD 240,000 at the charity auction to support One Drop Foundation. The proceeds will benefit One Drop in its mission to raise awareness of critical water issues.
Some of the biggest names in music came together to support the sixth annual One Night for One Drop event imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide. Held inside the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, this year’s production was inspired by the life of GRAMMY®nominated singer-songwriter Jewel.
As part of the evening’s live auction, one of the highlights was Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar unique piece. The 18-carat rose gold watch featured the most classic complication in all of the watchmaking with a special oscillating weight engraved with a reproduction of the historical Audemars Piguet Manufacture. Making the piece a true one-of-a-kind was the reversed dial and counter tones.
When the hammer finally came down, the price was $240,000 making it the evening’s top performing lot. In total, the evening raised the US $1,156,060. All proceeds from the event will benefit One Drop’s global water efforts, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Las Vegas Community. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the electrifying, one-night-only performance captivated the sold-out audience by taking them through pivotal moments of Jewel’s life and making them relatable using popular themes such as family, love, betrayal and the courage to forgive. Breathtaking performances by artists from all seven resident Cirque du Soleil shows accompanied Jewel. Guests were then invited to enjoy performances by Nicholas Petricca of the popular pop/rock band Walk The Moon.