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July 16, 2013updated Aug 27, 2013

Only Watch 2013: deLaCour

By Chris Boyle

DelaCourThis 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.


The Red Dots by deLaCour for Only Watch deLaCour has once again created an architectural innovation in the field of watch making with its timepiece, the Red Dots. This timepiece’s architectural influenced dial is accentuated by a tension ring with a design that continues through the center of the dial giving the impression of it floating on a void. Its vertical lines are embedded in the dial, giving it an exuberant and sophisticated attitude.

This timepiece was created with strong, corrosion-resistant PVD titanium case. Its bizel, as well as the case sides, are adorned with an assimilition of drilled red lacquered circles and are accentuated with a withe dial and casings around the pushers.

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The iconic Valjoux movement equips this chronograph with power reserve at the three o’clock and date indicator at four o’clock.

Its natural rubber strap was drilled at the edges to be within the aesthetics of this beautiful timepiece.

This unique piece was created solely for Only Watch 2013, showcasing a traditional Monegasque palette. DeLaCour’s Red Dots timepiece is a way to acquire elegance and sobriety, maintaining sportsmanship and deLaCour’s unique sense of style.

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