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.
The 18K red gold case measures 45mm in diameter and the case back is engraved “Pièce Unique” and “Only Watch 2011”. The dial is white “Grand Feu” enamel with 12 painted enamel black Roman numerals. Red gold feuille hands indicate the time.
The movement is a caliber 15B, rhodium-plated, with 20 jewels and a 40-hour power-reserve. The dial, case and movement are signed. This piece is accompanied by a fitted box and certificate.
The wish price is 45,000 to 65,000 euros. The image may be enlarged with a click.
Additional information, including the dates and locations for the U.S. Only Watch previews, appears below the image.
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.
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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