Fifth Only Watch Charity Auction to Take Place in September

By Paul Joseph

The fifth edition of the Only Watch charity auction will take place in Monaco in September, with proceeds going to research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Recognized as the world’s first charity watch auction, the bi-annual auction will take place on September 28th in Monaco and will be conducted by the watch auctioneers, Antiquorum.

Thirty-eight of the world’s leading watch manufactures will each donate a unique timepiece specially created for the occasion.

From September 6th, an international exhibit of the Only Watch collection of timepieces will visit Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Geneva, before arriving in the Principality for a presentation during the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show.

Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the auction will take place on September 28th in the “Salle Belle Epoque” of the Hôtel Hermitage.

The Only Watch charity auction was established in 2008 by former Monaco Yacht Show managing director Luc Pettavino, whose son was diagnosed with duchenne muscular dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 young boys around the world.

The watch brands taking part in the auction are Backes & Strauss, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, ChronoSwiss, Christophe Claret, Corum, Cyrus, deLaCour, De Bethune, DeWitt, Franck Muller and 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, Armin Strom, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain and Zenith.

By Paul Joseph