Only Watch Auction Returns to Monaco in September

150The fifth Only Watch, a charity auction of unique timepieces, returns on September 28th, taking place once again in Monaco and conducted by Antiquorum Auctioneers. This year, 38 watch manufactures will each donate a unique piece specially created for the auction.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, promoter of Only Watch with Antiquorum and the Monaco Yacht Show, in order to help finance research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 boys, therefore 250,000 children, adolescents, and young adults around the world. The previous Only Watch in 2011 raised €4,563,000 for the cause.

Launching Ceremony of the 5th edition of Only Watch on December 20, 2012 at Geneva; around HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, from left to right: Gaëlle Tallarida (Managing Director of the Monaco Yacht Show), Luis Garcia (Scientific Director at CNRS), Monique Pettavino (Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies), Julien Schaerer (Managing Director Geneva & Watch Expert at Antiquorum Auctioneers) and Peter Rigby (CEO of Informa group).

Before the auction, starting on September 6th, an international exhibit of the Only Watch collection of timepieces for men and women will be shown in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Geneva and will be concluded by a presentation during the Monaco Yacht Show (September 25th to 28th). The auction will take place on September 28th at 11 a.m. (GMT+1) in the “Salle Belle Epoque” of the Hôtel Hermitage.

Among the participating watch brands are: Backes & Strauss, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Christophe Claret, Corum, Cyrus, deLaCour, De Bethune, DeWitt, Franck Muller, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, Glasshütte Original, Harry Winston, Heritage Watch Manufactory, Hublot, Ikepod, Jaquet Droz, Ladoire, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, Manufacture Royale, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Armin Strom, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain, and Zenith.

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