Monaco (1 July, 2021) — Under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies, ONLY WATCH is happy to reveal the names of the 54 brands participating in the 9th edition of the biennial charity auction, whose aim is to raise funds for research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the 53 lots that will be auctioned.
Thanks to the generosity of the watchmakers, donors, partners, and the extraordinary international press coverage, this fantastic altruistic impulse has permitted to raise more than 70 million Euros to date.
Speaking of research, creativity and brilliance apply here too. Scientists have been able to dive into the heart of cells in order to accelerate the knowledge of genetic diseases; to highlight and understand the dysfunctions they involve; to initiate the lengthy correction process; and to advance with patience and determination towards therapies thanks to the pioneering techniques they have learned and developed. Today, the Researchers who Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies support have reached the promising stage of preparation for a first clinical trial in 2022, with the reasonable hope of changing the lives of thousands of young people and families. We have come a long way since the first edition of ONLY WATCH in 2005.
Please find hereafter the list of watch brands participating in ONLY WATCH 2021, as well as the names of those who have collaborated to create some of these unique timepieces:
AKRIVIA – ANDERSEN GENÈVE x EDWARD SEXTON – ARMIN STROM – ARTYA x JOHN MC LAUGHLIN – ATELIER DE CHRONOMETRIE – AUDEMARS PIGUET – BALTIC – BELL&ROSS – BLANCPAIN – BOUCHERON – BOVET 1822 – BREGUET – BULGARI – CARL F. BUCHERER – CHANEL – CHARLES GIRARDIER – CHOPARD – CYRUS GENÈVE – CZAPEK GENÈVE – D.CANDAUX x SATURNO – DE BETHUNE x VOUTILAINEN – F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA – FABERGE – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT – GIRARD-PERREGAUX x BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT – H. MOSER & CIE – HERMÈS – HUBLOT – JACOB&CO – JAQUET DROZ- KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN – KRAYON – LAURENT FERRIER – LOUIS MOINET – LOUIS VUITTON – LUDOVIC BALLOUARD – MAURICE LACROIX – MB&F – MONTBLANC – MORITZ GROSSMANN – PATEK PHILIPPE – PERRELET – REBELLION TIMEPIECES – RESERVOIR – RICHARD MILLE – ROMAIN GAUTHIER – SPEAKE-MARIN – TAG HEUER – TRILOBE x DANIEL BUREN – TUDOR – ULYSSE NARDIN – URWERK – ZENITH x FELIPE PANTONE
In the weeks preceding the auction, the watches will be presented to the public, media, and horological enthusiasts, during a promotional tour that will start on 22 September in Monaco, at the Monaco Yacht Show, and will end in Geneva on 6 November.
Monaco: 22-25 September – Monaco Yacht show
Dubai: 30 September – 3 October – Christie’s
Tokyo: 8-10 October – Christie’s
Singapore: 15-20 October – Malmaison by the Hour Glass
Hong Kong: 25-28 October – Christie’s
Geneva: 4-6 November – Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
The lots will be auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s, for the third consecutive time, on 6 November 2021, at 2pm (Geneva time), at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues.
Off we go to a stratospheric new ONLY WATCH edition!