The spectacular charity auction of unique watches, organised by Association Monégasque contres le Myopathies, will include over 62 lots for its 10th edition. The auction will take place at Geneva’s Palexpo, under the hammer of Christie’s, on 5 November 2023.
Only Watch was born in 2005 with one intent: CREATE BEAUTY TO DO GOOD, and more specifically, to raise funds for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by auctioning one-off timepieces especially created for this occasion.
Since then, thanks to the constantly increasing formidable mobilization of the watch industry and the support of an entire community, this initiative has become a very awaited biennial rendezvous in the horology calendar for both brands and very generous collectors.
The past nine editions have raised near to CHF 100 million which have given the Monaco-based charity organization the means to finance tens of grants and studies, support doctoral students and post docs, and dramatically accelerate research to now reach the clinical trials stage, while always preserving the virtuous, non-profit nature of its approach and cautiously keeping enough funds for the next phases to come.
For this anniversary 10th edition excitement is, again, sky-high with creations already being crafted by the most established and sought-after brands and watchmakers as well as the new generation of promising independents – as it is now an Only Watch tradition to include a selection of the future of the high-end watch world.
As it has been the case since its origins, the Only Watch 2023 auction will take place under His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco’s high patronage, whose unwavering support has been essential to the success of this project that has put horology on the map of key contributors to research on neuromuscular diseases.
A World Tour – with a Singapore Stopover
The full collection watches on auction will embark on a world tour, starting in September 2023, before returning to Geneva for the auction on 5 November.
The Hour Glass will host the Singapore stopover of ONLY WATCH, with the collection on display at Malmaison by The Hour Glass in October. Stay tuned for details to be announced closer to the date.
For this 10th edition of ONLY WATCH, 62 brands and collaborations will offer watches and time-keeping creations that will go under the hammer for this charitable cause.
ANDERSEN GENEVE – ANGELUS x CHÂTEAU ANGELUS – ARMIN STROM – ARTYA – ATELIER DE CHRONOMETRIE – AUDEMARS PIGUET – BALTIC – BARBIER-MUELLER – BELL & ROSS – BIVER – BLANCPAIN – BOUCHERON – BOVET 1822 – BREGUET – BULGARI – CARL F. BUCHERER – CHANEL – CHOPARD – CZAPEK GENEVE – DE BETHUNE – F.P.JOURNE – FERDINAND BERTHOUD – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT x CHRISTIAAN VAN DER KLAAUW – FURLAN MARRI – GERALD GENTA – GIRARD-PERREGAUX – GRÖNEFELD – H. MOSER x MB&F – HERMÈS – HUBLOT – JACOB & CO x CONCEPTO WATCH FACTORY – JAQUET DROZ – KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN – KRAYON – L.LEROY – LAURENT FERRIER – LEDERER – LOUIS MOINET – LOUIS VUITTON – LUDOVIC BALLOUARD x BRITTANY NICOLE COX – MAURICE LACROIX – MONTBLANC – MORITZ GROSSMANN – PATEK PHILIPPE – PERRELET – PETERMANN BEDAT x AUFFRET PARIS – PIAGET – RESERVOIR x TELOS WATCH – RESSENCE – REXHEP REXHEPI – RICHARD MILLE – SINGER REIMAGINED x GENUS – SPEAKE MARIN – SYLVAIN PINAUD – TAG HEUER – TIFFANY & CO. – TRILOBE – TUDOR – ULYSSE NARDIN – URWERK – VOUTILAINEN – ZENITH
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