MoonSwatch suitcases fetch €600,000 at Sotheby’s

A series of limited-edition MoonSwatch watches in special suitcases raised more than half a million Swiss francs for charity, underscoring collector demand for the Omega-branded timepieces

The Sotheby’s online auction for 11 sets of 11 MoonSwatch Moonshine Gold watches raised a total of 534,670 Swiss francs (€600,000), Omega SA, the Swatch Group AG brand, said in a statement. The highest price paid for a set was 60,960 francs and the lowest was 38,100 francs.

Bidders are still willing to pay a significant premium for rare examples of the collaboration between the budget Swatch brand and the luxury marque Omega. The limited-edition ...