Classic Patek Philippe Dome Gets the Grafitti Treatment

Patek Philippe Dome Clock Hand Painted by CRASH Classic Patek Philippe Dome Gets the Grafitti Treatment

An old piece of tech has gotten a sweet new paint job, and is ready to go on the auction block to help support AIDS research.

Longtime grafitti artist John “Crash” Matos got his hands on a Patek Philippe Dome Clock, a solar-powered clock from the 1960s made of brass. Antiquorum Auctioneers, which will be overseeing the auction, recently hosted a special Crash exhibit, entitled “Crash: Back on the Block,” indicating that the artist is back to work after a lengthy hiatus and ready to start selling off some of his new pieces. The exhibit featured the clock, as well as a few new full-sized paintings from Crash.

The “Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces” auction, featuring the Crash-painted clock, will happen on December 13 in New York, and the clock is expected to fetch anywhere between $10,000 and $15,000. All the cash paid for the clock through the auction will go straight to the Aids Community Research Initiative of America (ACRIA).