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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).