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.
Antiquorum co-hosted the preview and cocktail reception with the Consulate General of Monaco. Attendees were treated to a special viewing of the unique timepieces offered by 40 of the world’s most prestigious and innovative watchmakers while enjoying a lavish cocktail party catered by Daniel Boulud’s catering team, Feast & Fetes.
During the reception, Julien Schaerer, General Manager Antiquorum Geneva commented, “We are grateful to the brands that have so generously donated these outstanding unique timepieces to “Only Watch”. We hope that you will participate in this special auction that will benefit all those who suffer from this genetic disease.”
Below L to R Julen Schaerer (Managing Director, Antiquorum Geneva), the Honorable Maguy Maccario (Consul General of Monaco in New York), Evan Zimmermann (President & CEO Antiquorum).
Following Mr. Schaerer’s speech, the Honorable Maguy Maccario, Consul General of Monaco in New York remarked, “We are delighted to be a part of these unique watches’ extraordinary journey across the globe, culminating in the auction on September 23 during the Monaco Yacht Show. Indeed, over the years the Principality has been a committed supporter of Only Watch and the wonderful work and dedication shown by Luc Pettavino and his team who bring hope to Duchenne muscular dystrophy sufferers.”
Below, WatchTime’s Mark Bernardo (left) with Antiquourm Director and Antiques Roadshow regular Charles Tearle.
Click here to view over 100 more images from the New York preview gala.
The Only Watch auction will take place on Friday, September 23 at 4 p.m. in the Salle Belle Epoque of the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. Attending will be H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who has supported the event since its creation.
Forty of the world’s leading luxury wristwatch manufacturers are donating unique and one-of-a-kind timepieces for the event, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to combat Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction will be conducted by Antiquorum. Here are some helpful links:
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