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Omega Raises Over CHF 500k for Charity Orbis with 11 MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold Suitcases

Benefiting an NGO fighting avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world.

| By Brice Goulard | 2 min read |

Partnering with auctioneer Sotheby’s, Omega has recently offered for sale 11 unprecedented MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold suitcases. Surfing on these vibe of the Moonshine gold watches wasn’t the idea, however. There was a good cause behind these sales, as all of the auction proceeds are to be given to Omega’s long-term partner, Orbis International. And with Sotheby’s online sales completed, it’s more than half a million Swiss francs that will be donated to charity.

This online auction organized by Omega and Sotheby’s represented the very first time that the rare MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold were offered together in one set, and the first time that the special suitcase was available to buy, giving fans the chance to own a truly unique compilation. After being on display around the world from February 1st to 11th, an auction was hosted online by Sotheby’s, with the bidding ending on February 24th (a full moon, of course). These suitcases comprised 11 watches, all released throughout the months of 2023 and featuring a seconds hand coated in 18k Moonshine Gold.

Now, that the sale is over, Omega has made it possible to raise a total amount of CHF 534,670. 100% of the auction proceeds will be given to Orbis, which fights avoidable blindness and vision loss around the world. Through its programs and on board the Flying Eye Hospital, Orbis has provided eye care for millions of patients, while also training hundreds of thousands of eye care professionals in areas with the greatest need globally. Orbis’s work is especially valuable for children, allowing many of them to see their parents, the moon, and the stars for the very first time. Omega has supported Orbis since 2011.

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We’re so thrilled that the proceeds can now go to Orbis. We believe wholeheartedly in their eye care mission, and we’re so pleased to have raised money as well as awareness for their work,” said Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of Omega.

For more details about Orbis’ programs, please visit

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