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.
For this fourth edition of the auction, 40 of the most prestigious and innovative Swiss watchmakers have each created a unique and special timepiece:
AUDEMARS PIGUET – BELL & ROSS – BLU – BLANCPAIN – BOVET FLEURIER – BREGUET – CELSIUS X VI II – CHANEL – CHAUMET – CHOPARD – CORUM – CYRUS – DE BETHUNE – DELACOUR – DEWITT – FRANCK MULLER – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT – GIRARD-PERREGAUX – GLASHÜTTE ORIGINAL – HARRY WINSTON – HERMES – HUBLOT – IKEPOD – JAQUET DROZ – LAURENT FERRIER – LOUIS VUITTON – MAURICE LACROIX – MB&F – MONTBLANC – PATEK PHILIPPE – PIAGET – RICHARD MILLE – ROMAIN JEROME – TAG HEUER – ULYSSE NARDIN – URWERK – VACHERON CONSTANTIN – VAN CLEEF & ARPELS – VULCAIN – ZENITH
From August 30 to September 17, the Only Watch 2011 collection will be showcased in a world tour that will close in Monaco with a two-day exhibition (September 21/22) at the Monaco Yacht Show. The world’s leading Superyacht show is co-organizing Only Watch, together with the Monaco Association Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Antiquorum.
The tour cities and dates are:
Singapore (Malmaison by The Hour Glass) – 30th August
Hong Kong (Antiquorum Auctioneers Ltd.) – 1st September
Shanghai (Antiquorum Shanghai) – 3rd September
Beijing – 5th September
Tokyo (The Hour Glass) – 7th September
Los Angeles (Westime Beverly Hills) – 9th September
New York (Antiquorum USA, Inc.) – 12th September
Milan (Orologerio Luigi Verga) – 15th September
Genève (Antiquorum Geneva SA.) – 16th & 17th September
Monaco (Monaco Yacht Show) – 21st & 22nd September
The auction will be held at 4 p.m. (GMT + 1) at the Hotel Hermitage, drawing international luxury watch connoisseurs who will bid in person, as well as online and telephone bidders. The entire proceeds of the auction will be donated to support research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Learn more at www.onlywatch.com.