The Only Watch Auction Returns This Fall — Here’s a Preview and Some Highlights

The widely praised charity auction Only Watch returns this fall, with 54 watch brands announcing their participation and 53 total lots set for sale. As in previous years, watchmakers submit pièces unique watches for auction, with the proceeds set to benefit research into battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The biennial auction, which is now in its ninth edition, is organized by Luc Pettavino, President of Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies under the purview of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Since its launch in 2005, the auction has raised over 70 million euros for the cause, with researchers supported by these funds entering a new promising clinical trial stage next year, according to Only Watch.

The watches will be displayed during a world tour before being auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s on November 6, 2021 in Geneva, with stops planned in Monaco, Dubai, Tokyo, Singapore, and Hong Kong starting in September.

To learn more about the auction and each of the listings you can visit the Only Watch website here. You can also find a full list of participants and photos of some of this year’s highlight pieces below.

Brands contributing unique pieces are Akrivia, Andersen Genève X Edward Sexton, Armin Strom, Artya X John Mc Laughlin, Atelier De Chronometrie, Audemars Piguet, Baltic, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet 1822, Breguet, Bulgari,  Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Charles Girardier, Chopard, Cyrus Genève, Czapek Genève, D.Candaux X Saturno, De Bethune X Voutilainen, F.P. Journe X Francis Ford Coppola, Faberge, Frederique Constant, Girard-Perregaux X Bamford Watch Department, H. Moser & Cie, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Jaquet Droz, Konstantin Chaykin, Krayon, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Ludovic Ballouard, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Perrelet, Rebellion Timepieces, Reservoir, Richard Mille, Romain Gauthier, Speake-Marin, TAG Heuer, Trilobe X Daniel Buren, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, and Zenith X Felipe Pantone (Click the photos below to enlarge the images).

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