View all newsletters
Latest in Luxury - Sign up to our weekly newsletter
  1. Features
July 14, 2013updated Sep 02, 2013

Only Watch 2013: Armin Strom

By Chris Boyle

armin strom_This September 28, Monaco will play host to the fifth edition of the ‘Only Watch’ charity watch auction benefiting research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Recognized as the world’s first ever charity watch auction, Only Watch is conducted by the watch auctioneers, Antiquorum.

33 of the world’s leading watch manufacturers are donating a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion, one of which will feature on Elite’s website every day leading up to this not-to-be-missed auction.

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

From September 6, an international exhibit of the Only Watch collection of timepieces for men and women will also travel the world – Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York – and will be concluded by a presentation during the Monaco Yacht Show (September 25 to 28).

The Only Watch auction itself takes place on September 28 at 11am (GMT+1) in the ‘Salle Belle Epoque’ of the Hôtel Hermitage.


Equipped with the manual-wound ARM09 calibre, the Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Water Only Watch 2013 unveils its truly exclusive inner mechanics.

The crown wheels, visible from the dial side, can be clearly seen to move, when the movement is being wound.

This exceptional timepiece features modern forms of skeletonising in respect to the brand’s eponymous founder with designs integrated from early versions of the calibre, before they were entirely assembled in the manufacture.

Content from our partners
Sky High Gourmet: Qatar Executive's Impressive Dining
The Best Family-friendly Vacation Destinations in Spain
W New York - Times Square: "We Do Things Differently"

The sapphire case back, reveals the highly intricate level of component finishing: the gear-train bridge is hand-engraved in honour of the element Water – and completes this unique piece of art.

The Armin Strom One Week Skeleton Water Only Watch 2013 celebrates craftsmanship and pays homage to the Manufacture’s full spectrum of watchmaking skills.

Select and enter your email address Be the first to know about the latest in luxury lifestyle. Get the latest news on hotel openings and in-depth travel guides. Get insider access to exclusive promotions and special offers from our luxury partners.
Visit our privacy Policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications.
Thank you

Thank you for subscribing to Elite Traveler.

Websites in our network