In 127 days, 54 brands will participate in ONLY WATCH 2021, a biennial charity auction, since 2005. The 9th edition of the charity auction, whose aim is to raise funds for research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is held under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies.
In the weeks preceding the auction, the watches will be presented to the public, media, and horological enthusiasts, during a promotional tour that will start on 22nd September in Monaco, at the Monaco Yacht Show, and will end in Geneva on 6th November.
Monaco: 22-25th September Monaco, Yacht show
Dubai: 30th September – 3rd October, Christie’s
Tokyo: 8-10th October, Christie’s
Singapore: 15-20th October, Malmaison by the Hour Glass
Hong Kong: 25-28th October, Christie’s
Geneva: 4-6th November Four, Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
The lots will be auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s, for the third consecutive time, on 6th November 2021, at 14.00 (Geneva time), at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues.
Thanks to the generosity of the watchmakers, donors, partners, and the extraordinary international press coverage, this fantastic altruistic impulse has permitted to raise more than 70 million Euros to date. Watch brands participating in ONLY WATCH 2021, as well as the names of those who have collaborated to create some of these unique timepieces:
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 – ZENITH x FELIPE PANTONE.
“This will bring more direct resources to the researchers supported by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies” says Pettavino. “They have reached the promising stage of preparation for a first clinical trial in 2022, with the reasonable hope of changing the lives of thousands of young people and families. We have come a long way since the first edition of ONLY WATCH in 2005”.
Of the 54-piece unique creations, 8 of the creations really caught our eye, for their ingenuity.