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SOLD at 2014 Feb 07 @ 20:26UTC-8 : PST
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'King' a 24' x 36' Oil on Belgian Linen by John Banovich, valued at $38,800 and The Model 1930 - 'King' Custom Timepiece by the Montana Watch Company, valued at $25,750 have been donated in an astounding package. The Montana Watch Company and internationally recognized artist and conservationist, John Banovich, are honored to partner in donating a highly valued and very exclusive collaborative package featuring an original oil painting by John Banovich, titled 'King,' and a custom, one-of-a-kind timepiece by Montana Watch Company, the Model 1930 - King, inspired by the Banovich original. John Banovich, world-renowned wildlife artist and conservationist, has a deep relationship with lions. Banovich has studied lions throughout Africa for nearly 20 years, and he founded the Lion PRIDE Initiative through the Banovich Wildscapes Foundation, helping to secure a more stable future for lions. 'King,' a contemporary depiction of a large male lion in his prime, represents the very best of John Banovich as well as the challenging struggle of the species today. This one has beat the odds to arrive at the peak of his life when he is truly King. The distinguished Banovich painting was created to celebrate 20 years of the Banovich and SCI partnership, and has been published as a time limited edition, with canvases only available until the end of the day on February 8th. A portion of all proceeds from the limited edition will be donated to support the SCI Foundation's Lion Defense Fund. 'King' has been recreated on a solid gold dial, using a bulino style hand engraving, in exquisite detail by Master Engraver, Christian DeCamillis. Framed by 22k white gold dial markers and embellished with white luminous cathedral style hands, the dial is then set in a sterling silver, limited edition tank style case. The entire Model 1930 watch case is engraved in relief with a geometrically inspired African motif complementing Banovich's original painting. Further setting the piece apart is a beautiful yogo sapphire set in the 14k yellow gold crown. Wyoming leathersmith, Chan Geer, has hand cut, dyed and stitched the distinctive alligator strap. It is finished with a cast sterling silver bow style buckle that has been enhanced with the characteristic paw print of the King of Beasts. All of the elements are hand assembled by noted horologist Jeffrey Nashan in his Livingston, Montana studio. The 33 x 53mm case with Swiss movement, ETA cal. 2895 is in-house adjusted and regulated and is protected by a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The exhibition case back is shielded by a mineral crystal and the extraordinary piece is water resistant to a depth of 90 feet and has a lifetime warranty. Further information may found, Stacey Ray 888-486-3160 and www.johnbanovich.com.