In order to benefit the Duchenne muscular dystrophy research, each of 38 high-end watchmakers is going to donate one unique watch, specially created for the fifth “Only Watch” charity auction to be held on September 28 in Monaco. Being organized every second year by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy, Antiquorum Auctioneers and the Monaco Yacht Show, this special event has the very important cause and from the horological point of view, it brings us some truly magnificent timepieces.
All proceeds from the “Only Watch” charity auction will help the fight against a degenerative neuromuscular disease that affects 1 in 3,500 boys, therefore 250,000 children, adolescents, and young adults around the world. Prior to the event, the Only Watch collection of men’s and women’s masterpieces will be exhibited in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Geneva, before ending its travel around the globe in Monaco, where it will be presented during the Monaco Yacht Show from September 25 to 28. Finally, the auction of these remarkable one-of-a-kind watches will be organized on September 28, at 11 a.m. (GMT+1), in the “Salle Belle Epoque” of the Hôtel Hermitage.
Just like two years ago, when we reviewed all the models from the Only Watch 2011, watchalyzer.com will inform you on time about this year’s event. So far, 38 high-end brands confirmed that they will donate their creations to the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy. The impressive list includes Armin Strom, Backes & Strauss, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, ChronoSwiss, Christophe Claret, Corum, Cyrus, deLaCour, De Bethune, DeWitt, Franck Muller, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, Glasshütte Original, Harry Winston, Heritage Watch Manufactory, Hublot, Ikepod, Jaquet Droz, Ladoire, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, Manufacture Royale, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain and Zenith.