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A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights Top 5 Watches from Only Watch 2013

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The fifth edition of the biennial "Only Watch" auction took place over the weekend at the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. When the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the highest price ever paid for a modern wristwatch at auction. … [Read more...]


Maurice Lacroix Contributes Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse to Only Watch

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Maurice Lacroix has introduced a one-of-a-kind version of its Masterpiece Seconde Mystérieuse as its contribution to the Only Watch charity auction being held in Monaco on September 28, 2013. Proceeds of the watch's auction will benefit research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The watch will join the rest of the Only Watch 2013 collection exhibition as it tours before the auction, which will stop in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, and Geneva. … [Read more...]


Chopard, Corum, & Ulysse Nardin Unveil Timepieces for Only Watch 2013

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As the Only Watch charity auction draws nearer, more brands have unveiled their unique contributions to the sale. Below we take a look at the one-of-kind watches from Chopard, Corum, and Ulysse Nardin to be auctioned in Monaco on September 28th... … [Read more...]


More Unique Pieces From Only Watch 2013

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More watch brands are unveiling their unique timepieces to be auctioned at the upcoming Only Watch in Monaco. Below, we take a look at the pieces to be offered by Bell & Ross, Richard Mille, and Jaquet Droz. All proceeds of the auction, held on September 28th 2013, will benefit the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. … [Read more...]


Only Watch Auction 2013 Preview: 5 Unique Timepieces

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The fifth edition of Only Watch, the charity timepiece auction held biannually in Monaco, takes place on September 28, and news and photos of several of the one-of-a-kind watches to be auctioned off have started to be released, including models from Breguet, Harry Winston, Girard-Perregaux, Laurent Ferrier, and Piaget. … [Read more...]


Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

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The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. … [Read more...]


Only Watch 2011 Raises €4,563,000 to Support Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

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The fourth edition of the biennial Only Watch Charity Auction was held at the Hotel Hermitage in Monaco on September 23, in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. The sale brought an outstanding €4,563,000, doubling the 2009 results. The auction room was full and the sale generated intense internet and telephone bidding from around the world. Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones attended to show his support for the cause. Find complete results and images of the top five lots inside. … [Read more...]


Antiquorum & The Consulate of Monaco Host Only Watch Reception in New York

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Watch Collectors, VIP guests, philanthropists, members of the press and representatives from the leading watch brands filled Antiquorum’s auction room on September 12 in New York City to get a closer look at the extraordinary timepieces offered in the upcoming “Only Watch” auction benefitting research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Find a link to over 100 images of the evening inside. … [Read more...]


Unique Blancpain Villeret for Only Watch

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You may be accustomed to seeing the dial side of the watches featured here, but in the case of this Blancpain Villeret for Only Watch 2011, the case back reveals the art that makes this watch special. The bridges of the "Villeret Grande Décoration" unique piece are hand engraved to depict a typical Monegasque scene, representing the Rock and its hinterland. Find the wish price and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]


Only Watch USA Previews Just Days Away

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The U.S. previews of the unique pieces to be auctioned at Only Watch in Monaco later this month will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, September 9 at Westime Beverly Hills in Los Angeles, and during the same hours on Monday, September 12 at Antiquorum Auctioneers at 595 Madison Ave. in New York City. Find helpful links inside. … [Read more...]


Glashütte Original Creates Unique Senator Chronometer for Only Watch

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Glashütte Original has created this "1 of 1" Senator Chronometer for Only Watch 2011. The 18k red gold case is perfectly sized at 42mm. On tap are panorama date, day/night indication, and a stop-seconds feature with innovative minute detent. Of course the case houses a 58-jewel certified chronometer movement visible through a sapphire case back. Find the wish price and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]


Patek Philippe Creates Unique Ref. 3939 for Only Watch 2011

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Patek Philippe collectors will want to keep an eye on Lot 30 at the Only Watch 2011 auction. This Ref. 3939 is a unique manually-wound minute repeater and tourbillon in a 33.3mm diameter stainless steel case with interchangeable solid and sapphire crystal case backs. The 28 jewel movement is Patek Philippe Caliber R TO 27 PS, stamped with the Patek Philippe Seal hallmark. Find the target price and wallpaper inside. … [Read more...]


Bell & Ross BR01 Casino for Only Watch 2011

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For Only Watch 2011, Bell & Ross has created the BR01 Casino. The dial is made up of three rotating concentric circles in pink gold. And yes, it does tell the time. Have you worked out how? We'll tell you inside. The 46mm diameter case is pink gold and PVD, and the roulette-themed display is powered by an automatic ETA 2892-based movement. … [Read more...]


Corum Golden Bridge for Only Watch 2011

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Corum is pursuing its commitment on behalf of research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy and creating a new unique piece to be included in the Only Watch 2011 auction: a Golden Bridge Automatic presented with a Titalyt-treated titanium case housing a white gold baguette movement with automatic linear winding. … [Read more...]


Breguet Creates Unique Réveil Musical Watch for Only Watch 2011

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Breguet presents a unique creation specially made for Only Watch 2011. A patented music box-type mechanism enables this one-of-a-kind white gold Réveil Musical watch to play a unique tune, Castle in the sky, either on demand or at a pre-set time. An original dial bearing a child’s hand completes a full rotation to touch the adult hand appearing on the flange, symbolizing inter-generational solidarity and support for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. … [Read more...]


Only Watch World Tour Runs August 30 – September 22

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On September 23, the Principality of Monaco will stage the world-famous Only Watch charity watch auction. Under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 40 unique timepieces will be sold by leading horological auction house Antiquorum. Leading up to the auction, the featured timepieces will be on tour, visiting many of the world's leading collecting capitals. … [Read more...]


Harry Winston Midnight GMT Tourbillon for Only Watch 2011

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On September 22 in Monaco, Harry Winston is taking part in the Only Watch charity auction organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM), under the Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. For this exception sale, Harry Winston has developed and produced an exclusive model: the Harry Winston Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon. … [Read more...]


Vacheron Constantin Creates Unique Dove Watch for Only Watch

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This piece embodies the famous Métiers d’Art cultivated within Vacheron Constantin: engraver, enameler, gemsetter and guillocher worked together to create this unique watch, especially developed for Only Watch 2011. Inspired by the technique of repetitive tiling designs known as tessellation, this “Métiers d’Art – Perspectives d’Art” watch invites observers to explore a reality that plays with human perception. … [Read more...]


De Bethune DB25 Special Edition for Only Watch

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What is a watch, if not a “machine” to measure the flow of time? A kind of speed counter for the flux of an energy of which we know almost nothing, except that it exists and that it is carrying us somewhere…. Find complete details, along with stunning wallpaper, for this De Bethune machine inside. … [Read more...]


Urwerk Creates Unique UR-103 Phoenix for Only Watch

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Master watchmaker and Urwerk co-founder Felix Baumgartner proudly announces Urwerk's presence at Only Watch 2011. As an expression of commitment to the Only Watch cause, Urwerk will be auctioning the UR-103 Phoenix, a unique timepiece made of white gold and hand-decorated by master engraver Jean-Vincent Huguenin, one of the most gifted artists in this field. … [Read more...]


Richard Mille Donates Rafael Nadal RM 027 to Only Watch Charity Auction

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On September 22, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco will preside over the fourth Only Watch auction of exceptional watches. The proceeds of this event, organized by Antiquorum Auctioneers, will be used to fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. To support this worthy cause, Richard Mille has contributed a unique and symbolic watch to be offered during this charity auction. … [Read more...]


Only Watch – Monaco

Only Watch is an auction of unique timepieces created by leading manufacturers to raise funds for for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a childhood disease. The auction is held in Monaco during the annual yacht show. … [Read more...]


Ronnie Wood, Armin Strom, and Virgin Racing Team Up

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Armin Strom, Official Timing Partner of the Virgin Racing Formula One Team, has announced that it will participate in an art project with the Ronnie Wood. Best known as a Rolling Stone, Ronnie is also an artist, and during 2011 he will paint a Virgin Racing Formula 1 car, an Armin Strom watch, and a Virgin Racing driver’s helmet. The Armin Strom “Art Watch” will be auctioned at the 2011 Only Watch exhibition and sale in Monaco. … [Read more...]


Confrérie Horlogère La Clef du Temps Tourbillon

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If you ever wished time could pass more quickly, or more slowly, now it can, at least on your wrist. The Clef du Temps Tourbillon is the brainchild of Mathias Buttet, founder of Confrérie Horlogère. The timepiece incorporates a mechanism that allows the owner to modulate the speed of time or, more precisely, to control the running speed of the hours, minutes and seconds displayed by the watch. … [Read more...]


Vacheron Constantin Creates Special Quai de l’Ile to Benefit Charity

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Following the Only Watch 2009 auction, Vacheron Constantin announced that it is creating a special series of 100 numbered Quai de l’Ile timepieces that will enable the company to donate an additional SFr.100,000 to the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy. The limited edition pieces will feature cases made from tantalum and in palladium, and the watches will be equipped with mechanical self-winding caliber 2460 movements bearing the Hallmark of Geneva. … [Read more...]


Only Watch Raises €2,285,500 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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The Only Watch auction held September 24 raised €2,285,500 (slightly under $3,350,000) for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a childhood disease. In all, Patrizzi & Co. auctioned 34 exceptional timepieces at the event, which took place during the Monaco Yacht Show. A unique Patek Philippe ref. 5160 brought the top bid of €535,000.00 or more than $780,000. … [Read more...]


Unique Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical for Only Watch

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Cabestan founder Jean-François Ruchonnet teams up with friend and five-time world champion rally driver Sébastien Loeb to present a unique Cabestan Winch Tourbillon Vertical for Only Watch. The back of the watch features Loeb's signature with an engraving of the legendary Formula 1 circuit in Monaco. The Cabestan has a vertically oriented tourbillon and fussee with chain movement with 1352 components. The watches are produced at a small manufacture with six highly skilled watchmakers in … [Read more...]


Blancpain 500 Fathoms No. 1/1 for Only Watch

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For Only Watch 2009, Blancpain has created the unique 500 Fathoms Only Watch No. 1/1. The 48mm diameter 500 Fathoms is water-resistant to 1000 meters. An automatic decompression valve housed inside the brushed titanium case guarantees the watch’s security and reliability. The unique anthracite gray dial sports a carbon fiber center. A tinted blue sapphire ring provides a transparent view of the date disc rotating beneath a window at 6 o’clock. … [Read more...]


Only Watch Preview at Tourneau NY September 10-12

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Watch collectors and aficionados will have an opportunity to preview the 34 one-of-a-kind timepieces being offered at Only Watch 2009 during an exhibition at the Tourneau Time Machine in New York September 10-12. Only Watch is a biannual auction held during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. The world's leading watch brands donate unique and first-in-a-series "Only Watches", and the timepieces are auctioned by Patrizzi & Co. with all proceeds going to support … [Read more...]


Corum Ti-Bridge for Only Watch

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Corum has created a unique version of the Ti-Bridge watch for Only Watch 2009. The new and exclusive movement is designed, developed and assembled in-house. The CO 007 movement is clearly inspired by the Golden Bridge caliber, but the overall style of the timepiece gives the original concept a new and contemporary twist. … [Read more...]