Luis García, director of the laboratory crew on the College of Versailles St.-Quentin-en-Yvelines in Versailles, France, the place the chemistry behind SQY51 was developed, is equally optimistic. “If it really works — in a single 12 months, possibly sooner, we are going to know if it really works — this might be a toolbox translatable to many ailments. Possibly even most cancers,” he mentioned.
Monaco’s authorities have oversight of the charitable organizations based mostly within the principality, however there aren’t any necessities for the teams to submit or to publish audited monetary reviews. Within the case of the affiliation, Ms. Pettavino mentioned, the entire primary monetary data might be discovered on its web site, onlyproject.org.
In line with onlyproject.org, the charity’s operating prices are round 1 p.c of the auctions’ proceeds, a proportion that Ms. Pettavino mentioned was potential as a result of there are solely two full-time staff: herself and Alice Dupont, an occasion supervisor in Monaco. And so they each work at home, with Ms. Pettavino dividing her time between Monaco and Paris.
The Pettavinos say their technique has all the time been to be conservative with spending. “It’s our duty to ensure that means isn’t an issue,” Ms. Pettavino mentioned, noting funds are wanted for persevering with initiatives in addition to new and future analysis.
As plans proceed for the tenth version of Solely Watch in Geneva in November, the timepieces are being despatched on a world tour, which began in Los Angeles final week and continues Sept. 14-17 at Christie’s at Rockefeller Plaza in New York Metropolis, adopted by stops in Monaco, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Geneva and Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The collaborating manufacturers vary alphabetically from Andersen Genève to Zenith — and the mechanical degree of the timepieces ranges from time-only to super-complex minute repeaters that, because of miniature gongs, chime the time on demand. Visually, most are closely adorned with métiers d’artwork methods together with guilloché or machine-aided engraving; miniature portray; mosaics; gem setting and marquetry.
“Every version appears to shock all of us with the extent of the sport that’s rising — not by steps, however by flooring in a single go,” Mr. Pettavino mentioned.