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: Frédérique Constant
Frédérique Constant’s unique, one-of-a-kind timepiece for Only Watch 2013 will be based on the iconic Double Heart watch and jewellery collection.
Frédérique Constant is donating a unique “Double Heart Woman Set” including a unique Lady Automatic Double Heart Beat timepiece with a dazzling 19 carat rose gold case “pavé” with sparkling diamonds. On the case back, there is a hand engraved reminder of the reason the watch was created by our finest craftsmen. “Only Watch 2013” has been engraved, and this beautiful and utterly unique timepiece will be presented in a specially designed leather gift box.
In addition to the elegant and feminine watch, Frédérique Constant has created a beautiful, matching three-piece jewellery set to complement the Only Watch 2013 timepiece. The successful bidder will also be receiving a delicate and attractive pendant, bracelet and matching pair of earrings. All three pieces are finished in the same 18-carat rose gold, creating the perfect ensemble for that special evening out.