Only Watch Charity Auction 7th Edition

Prestige issue 286, October 2017

 

Founded in 2005 by Luc Pettavino, president of the «Association Monégasque contre les myopathies (AMM)», and under the patronage of HSH prince Albert II of Monaco, Only Watch is a biennial charity auction during which one-of-a-kind timepieces are donated by the finest watch brands, to help raise money for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This year’s edition auctioned by Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house, will take place on November 11, 2017 at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues in Switzerland. More than 47 famous watch brands including Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, Breguet, Piaget among others, donate a version of an iconic best selling model of the brand’s collection specifically made for Only Watch. Prices range from tens of thousands to several millions of euros, which allowed the association to raise over 25 million euros, allowing research to reach new heights. Discover a selection of these unique watches.

 

Breguet

 

Breguet Classique Quantième Perpétuel. Unique piece. Engraved «Only Watch 2017» and «Pièce unique». Estimate: 83.000 – 103.000USD. © Breguet

 

Agenhor x Head

 

Carpe Diem, is the very first and only timepiece signed by Agenhor. The concept and design by Bérénice Noël and Florian Wicki was selected from among seven projects submitted by third-year watch design students at HEAD. Estimate: 19.000 – 29.000USD. © Agenhor x Head

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Audemars Piguet

Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. Dial with black hour-markers and hands, polished counters on the dial in solid grey gold. Hand finished black ceramic case, case-back, crown, bracelet and bezel. Estimate: 83.000 – 124.000USD. © Audemars Piguet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopard

 

Superfast 8HZ power control Porsche 919. One-off model inspired by the legendary pilot Jacky Ickx who accepted to join, with mat blue dial inspired by the color of Jacky Ickx helmet. Estimate: 19.000 – 26.000USD. © Chopard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chanel

 

J12 – XS. With this unique piece, the arts of embroidery and watch making are merging with precision and refinement. Chanel Horlogerie creates a cuff, hand stitched with black glass beads enhanced by a mini J12 set with baguette cut diamonds, for the 2017 Only Watch edition. Estimate: 34.000 – 48.000USD. © Chanel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christophe Claret

 

Magicafiore. Double-display dial: indication of the time «3, 6, 9» or a text (Pour l’amour de la vie). Hours are indicated by two dragonflies. «He loves me… he loves me not» game on the back. Estimate: 72.000 – 103.000USD. © Christophe Claret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Harry Winston

 

Ocean Big Date. The yellow accents on the dial allude to the thematic color of this year’s Only Watch auction and are treated with a phosphorescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in the dark effect. Estimate: 40.000 – 51.000USD. © Harry Winston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hautlence

 

Pinball, Ball-E. Unique piece designed for Only Watch. Specific treatment with SuperLumiNova© on the dial displaying the head of a small robot. DLC treatment on the dial. Estimate: 24.000 – 39.000USD. © Hautlence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hermès

 

Slim d’Hermès L’heure Impatiente. Unique piece for Only Watch with a titanium case. Black dial with opaline silvered «Impatient hour» sector and 12-hour disk. Estimate: 36.000 – 57.000 USD. © Hermès

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hublot

 

Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt.Usain Bolt unique piece in sapphire. An authentic jersey signed by Usain Bolt is included with the watch. A meet & greet will be organized between the winner of the bid and the fastest man of the world, Usain Bolt. Estimate: 52.000 – 83.000USD. © Hublot

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jaquet Droz

 

Grande Seconde Off-Centered Cuprite. Red cuprite dial and 18ct red gold case. Individual serial number engraved on the case-back. Estimate: 31.000 – 41.000USD. © Jaquet Droz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Montblanc

 

Montblanc 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter. The timepiece feature a traditional manual monopusher chronograph movement, the calibre MB M16.29, a bronze case that has been combined for the very first time with a vintage gradated green lacquered dial; and a matching green alligator strap – making it truly special. Estimate: 29.000 – 36.000USD. © Montblanc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MB&F

 

Horological Machine N°8. Unique piece with unique engraving, created by Cassandra Legendre and micro-sculpture of an elephant in white gold between the hours and minutes. Estimate: 83.000 – 103.000USD. © MB&F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piaget

 

Black Tie Vintage Watch. Refined goldsmithing on its case, featuring superimposed matt and shiny surfaces to create depths effects and finely cut hardstone, that call for outstanding mastery and dexterity. Estimate: 31.000 – 52.000USD. © Piaget

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konstantin Chaykin

 

Joker. Zirconium case, bright red dial ring and grey «face» made of ruthenium and silver. Estimate: 11.000 – 16.000USD. © Konstantin Chaykin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wostep

 

The only school watch to be made at Wostep and offered to an individual whom has not qualified through the Wostep education. The watch is signed by 16 former students. Estimate: 13.000 – 23.000USD. © Wostep

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patek Philippe

 

Reference 5208T-010 was created especially for Only Watch 2017. It stands out as the first and only version of this timepiece ever produced in titanium, a metal rarely used for a Patek Philippe. This unique piece features a blue dial adorned with a hand-guilloched carbon-fiber pattern. Estimate: 932.000 – 1.139.000USD. © Patek Philippe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blancpain

 

Tribute to Fifty Fathoms MIL-SPEC. Indexes and hands in yellow Super-LumiNova®, yellow date display, black unidirectional bezel with luminescent yellow markings, «Only Watch» inscription engraved on the gold winding rotor. Estimate: 11.000 – 18.000USD. © Blancpain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zenith

 

Defy EL Primero 21. Unique piece. New 1/100th of a second Chronograph movement.Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second.Double chain structure with 2 regulators. Estimate: 13.000 – 19.000USD. © Zenith

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bovet

 

Secret Beauty. One-off model. Luminescent miniature painting of a Geisha, visible both by day and by night; also the motif that appears after dark is different from the one visible by day. Estimate: 57.000 – 62.000USD. © Bovet