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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You may find more details on the auction lots at Christie’s.