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.
ONLY WATCH 2013 SPOTLIGHT: Julien Coudray
MANUFACTURA 1528 MASTERPIECE
18CT SOLID WHITE GOLD
“DRAW ME A HAPPY CHILD” COLLECTION BY THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD FOR ONLY WATCH 2013, A UNIQUE PIECE “FROM SWITZERLAND”
As its name indicates, this unique piece draws its inspiration from the interpretation of the theme “Draw me a happy child” by a 5-year old schoolchild in Switzerland, in the Le Locle district.
In support of the Monaco Association Against Myopathy, julien Coudray 1518 will approach children from other countries in the same way, to create other unique pieces on the same theme.
Mechanical movement made from solid 18ct Pd125 white gold, manual winding, hand-engraved and hand-decorated, enameled 18ct gold service indicator, power reserve of more than 55 hours, 34 jewels.
A movement hand-engraved and enamelled according to a drawing chosen from a drawing competition at a nursery school in Le Locle, Switzerland.
Case made from solid 18ct Pd125 white gold 39mm/9.85mm, sapphire crystal and case-back with anti-reflection coating, solid 18ct Pd125 white gold collar.
A unique masterpiece manufactured in support of Luc Pettavino and the Monaco Association Against Myopathy for Only Watch 2013.