May 22, 2024

Only Watch 2015

Only Watch 2015

Only Watch is a charity auction that takes place every two years, and the 100% of the proceeds goes to research against muscular distrophy.

Many watch brands are involved by producing incredible unique pieces “for Only Watch”.

Only Watch

Everyone already knew that the Patek Philippe 5016A-010 was going to be the superstar of the auction, conducted by Phillips in association with Bacs & Russo the 7th of November in Geneva.

The Steel Minute Repeater, Tourbillon and Perpetual Calendar by Patek have been hammered at the incredible price of 7,300,000 CHF, while it’s estimation was “just” 700,000-900,000 CHF, and became the #1 highest priced wristwatch of all time!


Another great surprise have been the 2nd and 3rd placed, the Richard Mille RM 27-02 Rafael Nadal (estimated 600,000-700,000 CHF) which have been sold for 650,000 CHF, and the F.P.Journe Tourbillon Souverain Bleu, estimated 250,000-400,000 CHF and sold for the incredible price of 550,000 CHF. Note that the retail price for the Journe should have been around 170,000 US $.

RIchard Mille

FP Journe

The Tudor Heritage Black Bay One have been hammered for 370,000 CHF, over 120 times his “small brother’s” price, I’m talking about the Ref. 79220N, that have been recently released on the market for only 3,100 US $.


Other independent watchmakers have been sold particularly well, overtaking their retail and estimated price, I’m talking about the MB&F Melchior Only Watch, sold for 75,000 CHF, more then double its estimated and retail price (30,000-45,000 CHF).

MB&F Melchior

Kari Voutilainen, Voutilainen GMT-6 (estimated 90,000-100,000 CHF), sold for 145,000 CHF


Urwerk, UR-106 (estimated 40,000-60,000 CHF), sold for 90,000 CHF


Laurent Ferrier (estimated 30,000-40,000 CHF), sold for 62,000 CHF

Laurent Ferrier

A very strong signal for Independent Watchmaking, which is day by day more considered from collectors all over the world.