Since 2005 a one of a kind project called "Only Watch" underlines how watch-brands from luxury groups or independent craftsmen have achieved to unite in the pursuit of a common goal:
Financing research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
In six editions Only Watch has raised more than 25 million Euros (!) for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne muscular dystrophy) helping make significant advances in research over a decade.
These are the watch-brands supporting Only Watch 2017:
Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune, Dewitt, F.P. Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier, Jaquet Droz, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Voutilainen, Zenith. Special Projects: (Agenhor x Head/Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design – Genève), Wostep (Ecole Horlogère – Neuchâtel).
This synergy, under the patronage and support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, driven by the enthusiasm shown by individuals within the brands and partners, shows a deep wish to help this noble cause. In six editions, Only Watch has raised more than 25 million euros for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne muscular dystrophy) helping make significant advances in research over a decade.
Christie’s will be conducting the auction for the first time
On this 7th edition, let us welcome the international leading auction house Christie’s, which will fully support the project throughout its 80 specialist departments, led in this case by Christie’s global watch team.
Christie’s Geneva, the firm’s second oldest auction room will be looking forward to hold the Only Watch 2017 edition.
To be precise, the Only Watch 2017 auction will take place November, 11th @ 14:30 (CET / UTC +1) in Geneva, in the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
On November, 11th, this fundraising for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy will be opening the autumn Geneva watch auction week, in the presence of hopefully hundreds of connoisseurs, donators and collectors who will undoubtedly engage again in strong bidding competition for the unique timepieces especially made by the watchmakers mentioned above for Only Watch 2017.
For those of you wishing to admire / discover all the one-off models of the 2017 Only Watch collection I can announce for you that the watches will tour around the globe during one and a half months starting on September, 27th in Monaco.
The Monaco Yacht Show will launch the journey by exhibiting the watches from 27 to 30 September within the show venue.
The collection will then be flown to Bangkok (02-03 October/Christie’s), Singapore (05-06 October/The Hour Glass), Dubai (October 09-11/Christie’s & Seddiqi), Hong Kong (23-24 October/Christie’s), Taipei (26-27 October/Christie’s), New York (October 29-30/Christie’s), Los Angeles (1-2 November/Westime), and finally Geneva (9-11 November/Christie’s).
Click here to discover the watches: http://www.onlywatch.com/the-watches/
Click here to get information about the world tour: http://www.onlywatch.com/the-world-tour/