Ghana midfielder Michael Essien enjoyed the company his Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco on Monday to unveil a watch to raise money for his foundation.
Ivory Coast international and Cheslea team mate Salomon Kalou also attended both events.
At MontBlanc, the Michael Essien Foundation watch was launched as a limited edition of only 15 pieces, one of which shall go to H.H. Prince Albert of Monaco.
The watch is primarily made from pink gold, and the casing has been done with special hardened metal called Tantalum, and also has a black rubber strap.
The watch has the logo of the Michael Essien Foundation and Mont Blanc on its dial. Since this is a limited edition time-piece, only 15 pieces shall be made.
The price of each of them is stated to be $24,300 and two were sold there and then to friends of Essien.
The proceeds of the sale will go towards the cause of promoting health and hygiene, clean water facilities, libraries, public toilets and sports in the area, and development of the much needed infrastructure of his natives in Awutu Breku.