Rolex’s Pepsi-coloured GMT Master II is among this year’s most unattainable timepieces for watch lovers, which makes it all the more remarkable that Hettich Jewellers in Jersey is giving one away for charity.
Jeffrey Chinn, director of Hettich, has been supporting Jersey Hospice Care for many years, and when the organisation said it is raising money for a new children’s service he was happy to step in again.
The Hospice, which provides end of life care, receives all of its funding through donations, which need to total almost £6 million pounds per year.
In 2016, Hettich donated a steel Daytona with ceramic bezel — the most sought after watch of that year — to the hospice’s annual fundraising ball. It sold for £22,500; around £15,000 more than its list price.
This year, Mr Chinn hopes that a Rolex GMT Master II will exceed the Daytona result. “It is already almost impossible to even get on a waiting list for this watch, so we hope it will sell for £20,000; even £50,000,” he says.
The fundraising ball takes place in Jersey on September 22. Anybody not able to get to the event can register bids with Hettich.