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This 1941 eight seconds Remontoire with a constant force mechanism was created specially for Only Watch 2019. It features a unique dial with a frosted vintage look.

Fascinating and mysterious, the Endeavour Perpetual Moon Concept Only Watch with Vantablack dial reinterprets the moon phase in an understated and resolutely modern way, highlighting the beauty of the moon in an ode to its purity.

Presented last January at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, this Laureato Absolute Chronograph unique piece is a contemporary interpretation from the Laureato collection.

Travelling in another dimension, cosmic and dreamlike. Setting foot on the moon and losing one’s sense of time and space. The Arceau L’heure de la lune ONLY WATCH offers a unique vision of Earth’s satellite with the simultaneous display of moon phases in both northern and southern hemispheres. Two mobile counters gravitate on a meteorite dial, revealing mother-of-pearl moons in step with an exclusive module, coupled with a Manufacture Hermès movement.

Frederique Constant launches one unique edition of its successful Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Manufacture watch in 18K rose gold featuring a blue tint Meteorite skeleton dial with a heartbeat opening at 6 o’clock, offering its wearer a precious glance at the watch’s complex mechanics.

A work of art for the wrist. This unique piece attests to the harmonious relationship between watchmaking and art.

The FB 1 “Night Star” and its exclusive combination of colours and material is the interpretation of hope that inspires the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, supported by Only Watch.

This unique piece enhances the limited edition Messi with baguette-cut blue sapphires. Also included is a meet and greet for two people with Lionel Messi.

Fabergé is proud to introduce this year’s custom built Lady Compliquée Winter Only Watch – a one-off, tailor made take on Fabergé’s award winning Lady Compliquée timepiece created for the Only Watch biennial charity auction to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Presenting an exceptional work from Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Manufacture, where the codes of the Master Ultra Thin collection have been reinterpreted by the Métiers Rares®workshop, to create a unique watch: the Master Ultra Thin Perpetual Enamel Chestnut.

Prototype movement, with unique case and dial developed especially for Only Watch, 44 mm tantalum case, Astronomic prototype movement in 18K rose gold and blue chrome dial.

Grande seconde skelet-one ceramic — a piece that marks a watershed in the Centuries-old history of the grande seconde, the iconic model of jaquet droz. In this one-of-a-kind edition, the rail-track, the gold hour, minute and seconds hands, and the hand-made rolled-edge strap are all reinterpreted in red. Contrasting with the black ceramic of the case and hour circle, red has been chosen as the color of love — and the flag of monaco, where the charity is based.

The Academia Slide Only Watch, a unique piece in titanium with DLC finishes, entirely developed, crafted and assembled in our Manufacture by DeWitt’s master watchmakers.

Konstantin Chaykin – Joker Selfie Only Watch-2019 Piece Unique. It seems that it is impossible. But it is. Joker watch is now more emotional than ever.

Expressing the perfection ofthe celestial order, this unique timepiece is a complex interaction of mechanisms specific to De Bethune and Urwerk – a true fusion of their watchmaking genes.

The first fun, educational chronograph in the history of watchmaking – with the chronograph function visible on the dial. 46mm titanium case; aventurine plate; “ONLY WATCH” engraved on the oscillating weight.

Based on Czapek’s COSC-certified, 5 Hz, integrated chronograph Faubourg de Cracovie, the Only Watch unique piece features a 5-grade titanium case with ADLC® coating and a magnificent black onyx dial that is beautifully offset by light blue chalcedony counters – a reference to the official colour of Only Watch 8th edition.

For the 2019 edition, Louis Vuitton presents a bold and unique piece: the “Escale Spin Time” watch. A timepiece featuring outstanding creativity and know-how, with a dial inspired by tattoo art.

The Klepcys alarm, developed by master watchmaker Jean-François Mojon, features an unusual interpretation of the alarm function that incorporates The typical chime of the minute repeater through the visible alarm hammer which strikes for 16 seconds.

The AIKON Mercury combines an unprecedented and patented “free hand” system that works with natural forces of gravity to read and display time from a double snail-cam mechanism hidden beneath the dial.

At the heart of the Maestro Corail is placed a coral snake. Wrapped around the movement, its undulating hand-engraved body creates a powerful contrast between the tangy blue and orange brilliancy of its scales and the matt black shade of the movement.

‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.

Chanel the J12 inséparables for Only Watch An historic pair of the first unique black and white matte ceramic J12, with a special black execution of the new self winding Caliber 12.1 visible through a sapphire crystal engraved “Piece unique Only watch 2019”

In the spirit of mountain exploration, Montblanc reinterprets an historical Minerva military monopusher chronograph from the 1930’s with the one-of-a kind 1858 Split Second Chronograph Only Watch 2019. “The timepiece is a fantastic chronograph complication quite rare and incredibly rooted into the story of Minerva. This execution inside the 1858 product line represents the state of the art of our high-end hand-made hand-finished watchmaking offer” says Davide Cerrato, Montblanc Managing Director Watch Division.

As a watchmaker, Carl F. Bucherer is aware of how precious every second is. In this spirit the manufacturer created a one-of-a-kind Patravi ScubaTec timepiece in 18-carat white gold exclusively for the Only Watch 2019 auction.

Power-reserve indicator in white and blue Design with black Roman numerals and the Moritz Grossmann logo in typography dating from 1875. Signature of manufactory founder Christine Hutter on the back

In homage to both watchmaking and aviation, Breguet reissues a unique version of its Type 20 pilot chronograph from the fifties in a form that is very faithful to the original.

The Grandmaster Chime reference 6300A-010 was created specially for Only Watch 2019. It stands out as the first and only version of this timepiece ever produced in stainless steel.

With Récital 23 ”Hope” timepiece, BOVET watchmakers create an enchanting universe, to which engravers and miniaturist painters of the House then add their poetic touch, by sending a sincere message of hope.

At only 4.30mm thick, the Altiplano Ultimate Automatic is one of the thinnest mechanical watches in the world, with its 910P movement and case forming an indivisible whole.

In Sanskrit, « amvara » means infinite space. An endlessly entwined snake carved in volume around the white gold case and set with diamonds is here to symbolize this idea.

Technicality, lightness, and purity of design: the RE-volt refuses to compromise.

This unique timepiece reinterprets the aesthetic codes of the original from the late 1960s, while making the most of the technical innovations stemming from Blancpain’s longstanding experience.

The RM 11-03 McLaren combines the stylistic codes of the British manufacturer with those of Richard Mille. Its case and movement put at the forefront the McLaren attitude, motorsport, exceptional automobiles and attention to detail.

Bell & Ross, leading aviation brand, launches this year a new collection: BR 05.The Maison presents exclusively for Only Watch a unique piece: the br 05 skeleton gold blue: The ultimate watch for urban explorers.

The ARRAW 6919 Only Watch, featuring RJ patented in-house 360° Moon movement, will inspire wonder for anyone who is fascinated by science, mechanics, and the vast universe of space.

Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacturer Audemars Piguet presents its Only Watch unique piece 2019: the two-tone Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked.

Singer Track1, the chronograph reimagined. Forget everything you knew about the chronograph and set your mind for a completely new timekeeping experience.

Equipped with the manufacture dMc-980 calibre, the watch is designed, produced, and assembled in Ateliers de Monaco’s workshops. Its patented tourbillon movement called Tourbillon XP1 (eXtreme Precision 1 minute) is one of the most precise in the world with a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.

This year Speake-Marin highlights the blue of Only Watch, allowing it to shine in this unique and charismatic piece: the London Chronograph Only Watch Edition.

The Precious Butterfly Engraved is the perfect balance between Art and watchmaking: a fully hand engraved case, a dial made with a real butterfly wing and the exclusive ArtyA « Aion » Automatic Movement COSC certified.

Trilobe reveals its bronze edition that compresses life challenges into prose from René Char engraved at the back. A conceptual reversal, featuring the X-Centric Module, with three rotating rings: the largest ring for hours, the median for minutes and the smallest for seconds.

The dial-side true seconds mechanism already marked the DSTB out as unique. But the Only Watch edition also allows its owner to personalise the complication’s characteristic true seconds counterweight.

TUDOR introduces its first Black Bay model in ceramic. Entirely mat black, this unique looking watch is part of the long TUDOR diving watch tradition.

This masterpiece upholds the craftmanship and tradition of watchmaking while pursuing technical innovation. With the Resonance movement and the special dial color it is the only one of its kind.

A unique piece created to support Only Watch, inspired by Autonomyo, a walking exoskeleton for more freedom.

ANDERSEN Genève presents its first ever “Montre à Tact” without a time window on the dial. Craftsmen can master their art to the edge on the full surface of the timepiece.

Manual winding movement with hours, minutes, seconds chronometer featuring hacking seconds, automatic zero reset. 100/h power reserve for one barrel.

A unique El Primero White Gold execution delivered with an unprecedented watchmaking experience and lifetime warranty & service.

About Only Watch

Only Watch is a caritative biennial auction founded by Luc Pettavino that aims at raising funds to finance research to develop effective treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a neuromuscular genetic disease affecting nearly 1 boy 3,000 at birth.

Record Breaking

Affirming the speculation and buzz surrounding the Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, the staggering hammer price of CHF 31,000,000 has earned it the titles of the most expensive watch/wristwatch in the world, overtaking the previous record holders, the Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication, which sold at Sotheby’s Geneva for CHF 23,237,000 back in 2014, and Paul Newman’s Paul Newman Daytona, which hammered at USD 17,752,500 in 2017.

Beating Expectations

Several lots managed to beat expectations by multitudes, such as the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One, which managed to hammer in at an astonishing 63 times its high estimate of CHF 5,500. Also noteworthy is the Akrivia Chronomètre Contemporain, which achieved 6 times its high estimate of CHF 60,000.

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