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Saturday, July 9, 2011

40 Luxury Timepieces on Sale at ‘Only Watch’ Charity Auction

The luxury watch industry is as competitive as it is generous. Both of these traits will be on display in the coming months as 40 of the top watch brands in the world have donated highly prized timepieces for the Only Watch international charity auction on September 23 in Monaco. All proceeds from the auction will go toward supporting research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a highly debilitating neuromuscular disease that affects children, primarily boys.

Audemar Piguet Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Chronograph

Under the patronage of Prince Albert II, 40 timepieces will be sold by the horological auction house, Antiquorum, at the Hotel Hermitage. The event, the fourth edition of the luxury watch auction, is expected to draw luxury watch connoisseurs from around the world as well as online and telephone bidders. The sale will be preceded by a nine-city world tour beginning August 30 that will end with a three-day exhibition at the Monaco Yacht Show, which is co-organizing Only Watch with the Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and Antiquorum.

Bell & Ross BR01 Casino pink gold watch

The last edition of Only Watch, in September 2009, raised 2.5 million euros ($3.5 million), which were donated to 15 scientific partners and their teams, including 90 researchers and clinicians in five countries (France, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States).


Luis Garcia, research director at the CNRS Paris, said the financial support from the last Only Watch auction went to support research that accelerated clinical developments on Duchenne muscular dystrophy over the past two years, including several clinical trials on exon skipping, some of which are already entering phase 3.

BLU Gagarin Tourbillon

“For all these research efforts, the synergy of various scientific approaches, co-ordination between the various teams, and collaborative partnerships has all been decisive,” Garcia said.

Bovet Fleurier 7-Days Tourbillon Reversed Hand-Fitting ”Dragon & Phoenix”

As of this writing, 38 of the 40 companies have released an image of their donated piece. They are all pictured and the final two will be added when they become available.

Breguet Classique Grande Complication, Réveil Musical

The World Tour Schedule:

Singapore - August 30
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Malmaison by The Hour Glass
270 Orchard Road,
#01-01 Knightsbridge
Singapore 238857

Hong Kong - September 1
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Antiquorum Auctioneers Ltd.
9 Queen’s Road, Suite 704
Central, Hong Kong

Shanghai - September 3
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
No. 158 Ma Dang Road Xin Tian Di,

Beijing - September 5
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton
No. 83A Jian Guo Road
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100025

Tokyo - September 7
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Hour Glass Tokyo
Royal Crystal Ginza
5-4-6 Ginza Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104-0061

Los Angeles - September 9
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Westime Beverly Hills
254 North Rodeo Drive
Beverly Hills, California 90210

New York - September 12
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Antiquorum Auctioneers
595 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Milan - September 15
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Orologerio Luigi Verga
Via Mazzini angolo via Dogana 3
20123 Milano

Geneva - September 16 and 17
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Antiquorum SA
2, rue du Mont-Blanc
1211 Geneva

September 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
September 23, 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Monaco Yacht Show
Port Hercule - Principauté de Monaco

The remaining watches that up for auction after the jump:
Celsius X VII II

Chanel Unique J12 Marine watch

Chaumet Dandy Arty Open Face

Chopard DLC titanium L.U.C One Tourbillon

Corum Golden Bridge Automatic

Cyrus KLEPCYS Pièce unique
De Bethune 08-01-1297 DB25 Special edition


DeWitt X-Watch

Franck Muller

Frederique Constant Unique Family Set of Pieces


Glashütte Original Senator Chronometer

Harry Winston Midnight GMT Tourbillon

Hermes Arceau Time Suspended

Hublot Oceanographic 4000

IKEPOD Hourglass

Jaquet Droz Petite Heure Minute Monaco

Laurent Ferrier Galet Micro-Rotor

Louis Vuitton Unique Tambour Diver Chronograph

Maurice Lacroix Masterpiece Roue Carrée


Montblanc Collection Villeret 1858 Vintage Pulsographe Unique Piece

Patek Philippe reference 3939

Piaget Altiplano

Richard Mille RM 027 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal

Romain Jerome Rock the rock DNA, a watch carved out of rock

TAG Heuer Monaco Mikrograph

Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo

Urwerk UR-103 Phoenix

Vacheron Constantin Dove watch

Van Cleef & Arpels



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