Christie’s will be the auctioneer of choice for ONLY WATCH 2017, organized by L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, offering 49 timepieces during the afternoon of Saturday 11 November at the Four Seasons – Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva as a stand-alone charity auction.
Participating brands: 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, MF&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)
ONLY WATCH brings together the most renowned luxury houses as well as independent watchmakers donating unique variations of exceptional timepieces, in aid of a very good cause. For the first time, the 2017 edition of ONLY WATCH, thanks to the generosity of all brands involved, will offer a number of watches alongside unique experiences and collaborations money cannot buy.
Under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, ONLY WATCH is the world’s foremost charity auction entirely devoted to the research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2005, more than 25 million euros have been raised to finance research in this field.
“ONLY WATCH 2017 is a time for all parts of the watch world to come together and celebrate all that is good about the modern watch industry: innovation, technical know-how, creativity, and most importantly the desire to give back to the global community in this exceptional charity event. Christie’s is honored to be a partner in this monumental auction and looks forward to providing a global stage to exhibit and present ONLY WATCH 2017”, commented John Reardon, International Head of Christie’s Watch department.
Ahead of the auction in November, the 49 pieces will be exhibited throughout the world. The tour debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show from 27 until 30 September, followed by:
Bangkok 02-03 October
Singapore 05-06 October
Dubai 9-11 October
Hong Kong 23-24 October
Taipei 26-27 October
New York 29-30 October
Los Angeles 01-02 November
Geneva 09-11 November
Thanks to many loyal partners, who have graciously given their know-how and support to ONLY WATCH, all auction proceeds will entirely benefit scientific and medical research on neuromuscular diseases in general and on Duchenne muscular dystrophy in particular.
Ph: This reinterpretation of the legendary Grande Seconde watch and its playful figure 8 – the symbol of infinity and completeness that has come to represent Jaquet Droz – features a cuprit background. Its fiery red color embodies all the passion dedicated to both the timepiece and the Only Watch project.
The cut of the mineral dial requires the extreme, expert delicacy for which Jaquet Droz is known. Each inclusion, vein and detail of the dial makes for a singular masterpiece. But the Grande Seconde goes even further: the two counters traditionally aligned on the 12 o’clock / 6 o’clock axis are made off-center, adding an original, dynamic touch to this purest of canvases. The thinness of the circled gold flanges match that of the hands and the majestic direct-drive seconds hand, while the crown is shifted to 4 o’clock for a subtle aesthetic twist.