Only Watch – the name says it all. Each instalment sees many of the world’s most famous watchmakers come together not for the sake of self-promotion like Basel or SIHH (not entirely at least) but for a much greater cause: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

In order to raise money for the research needed to help eventually cure the disease, these 49 watchmakers have once again done what they do best and created an auction like no other. These watches aren’t just rare; they’re unique. There’s nothing else in the world exactly like them and never will be.

Needless to say 49 watches is a lot to get through yourself, so we’re here to give you a brief overview on why each is unique and why, should you find yourself in Monaco on November 11th, each should have your bid.

Andersen Geneve Tempus Terrae Onlywatch 2017 Pièce Unique

1. Andersen Geneve Tempus Terrae Onlywatch 2017 Pièce Unique

The first ever bi-colour edition of Andersen Geneve’s phenomenal Tempus Terrae, created for the model’s 25th anniversary.

Estimate: CHF 45,000 – 50,000andersen-geneve.ch

 

Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

2. Armin Strom Manual Hunt Slonem Edition for Only Watch

American Artist Hunt Slonem has forgone his usual canvases for a titanium-cased manual-wind timepiece from Armin Strom.

Estimate: CHF 10,500 – 18,500www.arminstrom.com

Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Only Watch

3. Arnold & Son Time Pyramid Only Watch

A transformation of the classical, regulator-inspired Time Pyramid into a black clad beauty with a DLC coating on the case and contrasting black ADLC on the movement itself.

Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000www.arnoldandson.com

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Only Watch

4. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Only Watch

This take on the Royal Oak uses a unique ‘skylight’ blue dial and photo-realistic orange moon – though you’ll need a loup to check.

Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 120,000www.audemarspiguet.com

Mosaïque by Barbier Mueller

5. Mosaïque by Barbier Mueller

Sporting a beautiful cloisonné motif dominating the dial and the case, this piece is a tribute to the ancient decorative arts of Geneva, complete with a golden FPJourne movement.

Estimate: CHF 110,000 – 200,000

Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.17 Only Watch

6. Bell & Ross BR-X1 R.S.17 Only Watch

The latest in Bell & Ross’s collaboration with the Renault F1 team, this model is dressed in the livery of the team’s latest racer and has everything a professional driver could need.

Estimate: CHF 22,000 – 28,000www.bellross.com

Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec

7. Blancpain Tribute to Fifty Fathoms Mil-Spec

We’ve already covered Blancpain’s honorary timepiece before so the watch itself is here nothing new. The difference is the unique engravings on the back of the watch which make this a piece unique.

Estimate: CHF 10,000 – 17,000www.blancpain.com

Boucheron Paris Épure Blé D'Été

8. Boucheron Paris Épure Blé D’Été

Wheat has always been king among Boucheron’s paradise of bejewelled flora and for Only Watch 2017 is gets immortalised in diamonds, eschewing its signature golden colour for shimmering white.

Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 30,000uk.boucheron.com

Bovet Secret Beauty for Only Watch

9. Bovet Secret Beauty for Only Watch

Minature paintings have always adorned fine watches, but not normally quite like this. Turn off the lights and the Geisha comes to life with glowing superluminova, bearing all in the process.

Estimate: CHF 55,000 – 60,000www.bovet.com

Breguet Classique Quantième Perpéturel En Ligne

10. Breguet Classique Quantième Perpéturel En Ligne

Based on the Classique model, the unique aspect here is the perpetual calendar which is aligned entirely vertically, enhancing both readability and more importantly elegance.

Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 100,000www.breguet.com


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  • Jon Li

    The F.P Journe is very interesting and i love the Patek and AP. Really not sure about the LV though, maybe I’d wear at Halloween 🙂

    • Thierry Lamberger

      I agree the Patek is stunning… and the Voutilainen. Yes the LV is bad but surely better than the Hublot! I also struggle to see where H. Moser are trying to do? That said it’s all for a good cause!

      • Jon Li

        Yes that Hublot is bad! Somehow I missed that!

  • Thierry Lamberger

    I look forward to seeing these pieces every year. Now all I need to a spare 10,000,000CHF

    • Jon Li

      I was quite surprised that a few of estimates seemed quite modest…

      • Martin Ricci

        Modest??? can you get me a job please? 😉

  • Oscar Connelly

    A few brands here that I have never heard of. Barbier Mueller? Wostep? Ahenhor x Head?

    • Martin Ricci

      And the Barbier Mueller estimate 100k?

  • Martin Ricci

    I love the Tudor BB and would bid for it (but that is partly down to my budget ha)