Established in 2005, Only Watch is a charity that provides a platform for watch brands to simultaneously show-off their talents, and show their support to a noble cause. The cause in this case is broad research into neuromuscular diseases and, in particular, Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
The biennial event calls for watchmakers to submit a timepiece for auction, with the proceeds going to the aforementioned research channels.
The Only Watch concept calls for brands to create one-off, exceptional timepieces that demonstrate their watchmaking skills. In working with Only Watch, participating brands also get to give something back to the community at large.
Only Watch 2015
The sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction will take place on November 7, and will for the first time be held in Geneva. This year 44 one-off timepieces will be up for grabs from some of the world’s finest watchmakers.
Participating brands this year include Armin Strom, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune, De Grisogono, Dewitt, Hermes, FP Journe, Frederique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H. Moser & CIE, Harry Winston, Hublot, Louis Vuitton, Jacob & Co, Jaquet Droz, IWC, Leroy, Laurent Ferrier, Maurice Laroix, Richard Mille, MB&F, Patek Philippe, Perrelet, Piaget, Rebellion, Speake-Marin, Thomas Mercer, Tudor, Ulysse-Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Voutilainen, Vulcain, Zenith and Urwerk.
Between September 23 to November 7, the Only Watch 2015 timepieces will be on tour and can be seen in Monaco, Hong Kong, Beijing, New York, London and, finally Geneva, where the auction will take place.
The event is organised by the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, the Monaco Yacht Show and Phillips auction house in association with Bacs & Russo.
For more information visit the Only Watch website by clicking here.