Only Watch 201719 July 2017
Only Watch is a biennial charity auction of one-off luxury timepieces created by the finest watch manufacturers for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Only Watch has become a world-renowned charity event, of which the success is based on the generosity, altruism and willingness expressed by organizers, partners and watch brands. The event is organized by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) and is supported by His Sovereign Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Every brand creates a unique high-end timepiece, and all the incoming will be donated to the Association. Exceptional pieces have been successfully hammered during the past editions, over the years Only Watch has aggregated over 25 million Euros that enabled to finance numerous scientific and medical research programs.
Among the many generous brands participating to the 2017auction there are: Armin Strom, Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Bovet, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, De Bethune, F.P.Journe, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie., Hermes, Hublot, Laurent Ferrier x Urwerk, Louis Vuitton, MB&F, Patek Philippe, Ressence, Voutilainen, and many more…
We selected some of our favorite Only Watch pieces for you, for the full list of brands and timepieces you can visit www.onlywatch.com
ROYAL OAK PERPETUAL CALENDAR
Skylight-blue “Grande Tapisserie” dial, entirely hand-finished black ceramic Royal Oak case, bezel and bracelet, creating a one-of-a-kind color palette. Estimate CHF 80,000 – 120,000.
BELL & ROSS
Skeleton chronograph «X» shaped upped bridge. Case in carbon Forge® and ceramic with rubber inserts. Bell & Ross and the Renault Sport Formula One™ Team will also invite the lucky owner to join them for the last race of the Formula 1 Championship, in Abu Dhabi. Estimate CHF 22,000 – 28,000.
CHRONOGRAPHE MONOPOUSSOIR RATTRAPANTE
F.P.Journe developed a new movement, new case in Tantalum 44mm, and new dial exclusively for the auction’s unique piece , the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante is a true masterpiece, and we have no doubt will be one of the star of the event. Estimate CHF 200,000 – 400,000.
LAURENT FERRIER x URWERK
Two of the most innovative high-end independent brand joined forces to create their first collaboration piece, the ARPAL ONE. The idea is “apparently simple”, combining Urwerk’s avant-gardist engineering (the “heart” is the same movement of the UR-105 TA) and Laurent Ferrier’s aesthetical classicism. Estimate CHF 50,000 – 70,000.
HOROLOGICAL MACHINE N°8
This unique HM8 in white gold and titanium features a sapphire crystal engraved with a drawing created by 15-year old Cassandra Legendre, along with a miniature white gold elephant sculpture. Estimate CHF 80,000 – 100,000.
Reference 5208T-010 is the only version of this timepiece ever produced in titanium, a metal rarely used for a Patek Philippe. Without any surprise this watch has the highest estimation of the whole auction: CHF 900,000-1,100,000!
The sintered cushion-shaped grade 5 Titanium case with skeletonized dial are the main features of the unique TYPE 12 . Novelty introduced this year by the young independent brand. Estimate CHF 20,000 – 24,000.
TUDOR BLACK BAY BRONZE ONE
The Black Bay Bronze One is a left-handed watch made of bronze, a metal that develops a patina over time. The future owner will also have the chance to visit TUDOR’s Headquarters in Geneva. Estimate CHF 4,500 – 5,500.
Main feature of this Voutilainen is the escapement, which has two escape-wheels that improve the accuracy of the movement. Aside from the outstanding caliber, dial and case material makes it unique as well exceptional level of finish of it.
Prior to the auction, a promotional world tour will allow hundreds of collectors and enthusiasts, to take a closer look to the incredible collection. The watches will be in:
- MONACO: 27-30 SEPTEMBER
- BANGKOK: 2-3 OCTOBER
- SINGAPORE: 5-6 OCTOBER
- DUBAI: 9-11 OCTOBER
- HONG KONG: 23-24 OCTOBER
- TAIPEI: 26-27 OCTOBER
- NEW YORK: 29-30 OCTOBER
- LOS ANGELES: 1-2 NOVEMBER
- GENEVA: 9-11 NOVEMBER
The auction, in partnership with Christies, will take place the 11th of November 2017 in Geneva, at 2:30pm CET time.
By Jacopo Corvo