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ONLY WATCH 2021 – CHARITY AUCTION by CHRISTIE´S

 

 

 

UFO
ULYSSE NARDIN
This year, the timepiece auctioned by Ulysse Nardin for Only Watch is not a wristwatch but a wacky high-flying clockmaker’s object, a work of art, a piece of design and architecture, a toy, quite simply: the UFO, a table clock ready to welcome you on board for a new entertaining odyssey, in a “unique piece” version with an orange hue.

 

THE  ONLY WATCH  WORLD  TOUR  IS  ON  THE  HOME  STRETCH  TO  GENEVA.

THE LAST EXHIBITION OF THE WORLD TOUR WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 4 TO 6 NOVEMBER 2021 AT THE FOUR SEASONS HÔTEL DES BERGUES, GENEVA AND WILL CULMINATE IN THE AUCTION ON 6 NOVEMBER, 2 PM, AT PALEXPO IN GENEVA (AS WELL AS ONLINE – THROUGH CHRISTIE’S LIVE AND SOCIAL MEDIA – AND ON THE PHONE).

 

H. MOSER & CIE.
Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon
The Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch is combining Vantablack® – the super black coating reputed to be the darkest man-made substance in existence – with a three dimensional movement equipped with a cylindrical hairspring, housed in the Streamliner case.

 

 

This 9TH Edition Promises to continue to set the bar very high with 55 exeptional unique creations donated by some of the most prestigious desirable and exclusive watch Brands.

 

 

TUDOR
Black Bay GMT One
TUDOR announces the Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021, a unique execution of its Black Bay GMT, complete with aged case, bracelet and movement as well as Master Chronometer certification.


 
MONACO,  NOVEMBER 2021 The Only Watch World Tour that began on September 22nd in Monaco is completing its circling of the globe as the Hong Kong exhibition just closed and Geneva appears on the horizon. The 53 lots (55 watches) are now carefully packed for the home stretch, with the finish line being the auction at Palexpo in Geneva on 6 November 2021 at 2pm. Prior to the sale, the remarkable timepieces will be exhibited at Geneva’s Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues (4 to 6 November).

 

 

A pair of unique matte black and white highly resistant ceramic J12 PARADOXE, with a special black execution of the self-winding Caliber 12.1 visible through a sapphire crystal engraved “Pièce unique. Only Watch 2021”.

 


“This 9th edition of Only Watch truly marks a milestone, not just because of the importance the event has gained throughout the global watch community, to the point that we have moved the venue to Palexpo, which offers an ideally modular setting. It is also because the 55 breathtaking creations that will be auctioned with the support of our partner Christie’s once again set the bar very high. I am both humbled and amazed by the fact that Only Watch has become this unifying event for the best of the best in watchmaking, for Grandes Maisons but also for independent watchmakers, and has enabled us to make a true difference on research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy and fund the upcoming clinical trials, set for 2022. Only Watch is a rare illustration of this Mathmata Ghandi quote: « In a gentle way, you can shake the world »,”

 

says Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy), Founder/Organizer of ONLY WATCH

 

 

 

BVLGARI
Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar Tantalum
A one-of-a-kind execution based on a world record, in Tantalum, an extremely rare metal.
Bvlgari has twisted the dial design of November in NOW, a nod to Only Watch.

 


Aline Sylla-Walbaum, Christie’s Global Managing Director, Luxury Division, says:

‘After the great launch in Monaco, we are thrilled that the Only Watch tour has received so much acclaim in Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong-Kong. Luc Pettavino gave us the impetus with this more than ever necessary project and then, all partners united to make it a success. The response from watches amateurs and the feedback on the timepieces are phenomenal, with many bids already registered while our Geneva viewing, the last of our exhibitions is only set to open on November 4 at the Four Seasons les Bergues. We are looking forward to the grand finale and welcoming the ever growing Only watch community on November 6 at an expanded venue at Palexpo. Seeing intense competition for these unique creations and  as many funds as possible raised for research, those affected by the Duchenne Muscular dystrophy and their families will be the accomplishment we all work towards as a team.’

 

 

 

Hermès H08 OnlyWatch
Hovering between tension and fluidity, robustness and delicacy, the Hermès H08 watch is entirely in keeping with the masculine universe of the Maison. The Only Watch edition offers two new interpretations of the watch, both housed in a single presentation box.

 

 

ONLY WATCH – 55 BRANDS AND COLLABORATIONS FOR THE 9TH EDITION OF THE ICONIC CHARITY AUCTION OF UNIQUE TIMEPIECES BENEFITTING RESEARCH ON DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY.

 

 

AUDEMARS PIGUET
Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Only Watch
This is the last unique piece ref. 15202. Heralding a new era, the case and bracelet combines andblasted titanium with polished Bulk Metallic Glass, while the dial evokes its origins.

 

 

THE ONLY WATCH CHARITY AUCTIONS HAVE SO FAR RAISED 70 MILLION EUROS FOR DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY RESEARCH. CLINICAL TRIALS ARE SET FOR 2022.

 

 

MAURICE LACROIX
AIKON Master Grand Date Only Watch
Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Only Watch 2021, presented in a 47mm case formed of carbon fibre, formerly used on a Mahindra Racing car, and black DLC stainless steel.

 

 

Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies, ONLY WATCH is happy to present the 55 brands participating in the 9th edition of the biennial charity auction, whose aim is to raise funds for research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the 53 lots that will be auctioned.

 

 

PATEK PHILIPPE
Complicated desk clock
The complicated desk clock, Ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum.


 
Speaking of research, creativity and brilliance apply here too. Scientists have been able to dive into the heart of cells in order to accelerate the knowledge of genetic diseases; to highlight and understand the dysfunctions they involve; to initiate the lengthy correction process; and to advance with patience and determination towards therapies thanks to the pioneering techniques they have learned and developed. Today, the Researchers who Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies support have reached the promising stage of preparation for a first clinical trial in 2022, with the reasonable hope of changing the lives of thousands of young people and families.

 

We have come a long way since the first edition of ONLY WATCH in 2005.

 

 

BOVET 1822
Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH
This timepiece features a dial that combines miniature painting and brand new dial technique using crystals of pure sugar, all including luminous material.

 

 

 

The brands participating in ONLY WATCH 2021 as well as the names of those who have collaborated on these one-off timepieces:

 

AKRIVIA

BOUCHERON
Ajourée, Masy le Caméléon
The Maison Boucheron has revisited its enchanted bestiary to celebrate its enduring charm: what better emblem than the chameleon to represent this eternal renewal? Inspired by nature’s wonders, Boucheron’s jewelers excel in the delicate sculpture which brings these animals to life.

ANDERSEN GENÈVE x EDWARD SEXTON

 ARMIN STROM

 ARTYA x JOHN MC LAUGHLIN

ATELIER DE CHRONOMETRIE 

AUDEMARS PIGUET

 BALTIC 

BELL&ROSS

BLANCPAIN

BOUCHERON

BOVET 1822 

BREGUET 

BULGARI

CARL F. BUCHERER

CHANEL

CHARLES GIRARDIER 

CHOPARD 

CYRUS GENÈVE 

CZAPEK GENÈVE

TRILOBE x DANIEL BUREN
La Réciproque, Trilobe par Daniel Buren
Trilobe and the Sculptor Daniel Buren have fun with their encounter: opposing forms and colours, disturbing the view, questioning the mind in a unique Artwork. Art and Watchmaking oppose and meet each other, in reciprocal forces.

D.CANDAUX x SATURNO

DE BETHUNE x VOUTILAINEN

F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA 

FABERGE 

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT 

GIRARD-PERREGAUX x BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT 

H. MOSER & CIE 

HERMÈS

HUBLOT

JACOB&CO

JAQUET DROZ

KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN

KRAYON 

LAURENT FERRIER

LOUIS MOINET 

LOUIS VUITTON

LUDOVIC BALLOUARD

MAURICE LACROIX

MB&F
HM10 Panda Only Watch
MB&F has transformed its Horological Machine No10 – aka HM10 Bulldog – into a panda bear, one of the rarest and cutest of the world’s mammals, much-loved by children and adults alike.
Pièce Unique

MB&F – MONTBLANC 

MORITZ GROSSMANN 

PATEK PHILIPPE 

PERRELET 

REBELLION TIMEPIECES

RESERVOIR 

RICHARD MILLE

ROMAIN GAUTHIER

SPEAKE-MARIN 

TAG HEUER 

TRILOBE x DANIEL BUREN 

TUDOR 

ULYSSE NARDIN 

URWERK 

ZENITH x FELIPE PANTONE

 

 

 

ONLY  WATCH 2021  –  CHARITY  AUCTION  by  CHRISTIE´S

6 November 2021

PALEXPO – GENEVA, SWITZERLAND