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: Roger Dubuis
La Monegasque admirably reflects the Roger Dubuis know-how, movement mastery and quest for excellence.
It perfectly showcases three important signature features of our Maison: the flying tourbillon, the visible micro-rotor and the prestigious Poinçon de Genève quality hallmark.
Created especially for Only Watch, the timepiece integrates for the first time Roger Dubuis’ exclusive automatic flying tourbillon movement within La Monégasque collection.
Case: 44mm, pink gold
Dial: Charcoal-grey satin sunburst center, powder Roger Dubuis logo, charcoal-grey satin sunburst intermediate section, black transferred index with powder edging, charcoal circular satin exterior, pink gold applied Arabic numerals with powder edging, flying tourbillon ring at half past 7 and micro-rotor at half past 10, charcoal grey flange with powder transfers.
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 m)
Strap: Black, genuine alligator, hand-stitched
Clasp: Pink gold pin buckle
Movement: Self-winding movement, RD520
Production: Unique piece