Only Watch 2015 raises over US $11-million

Yesterday, on November 7, the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction took place in Geneva, at the La Réserve – Hotel and Spa. 44 incredible one-off timepieces were auctioned to raise funds for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), and after the final hammer dropped, a total of US $11.268-million had been raised. A fantastic result!

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

The first Only Watch auction took place in 2005.

F.P. Journe joins Only Watch charity auction

High-end watchmaker F.P. Journe (FPJ) is joining the fight against Muscular Dystrophy this year, by joining forces with the Only Watch charity auction. This is the first time the Swiss-based manufacture has partnered with Only Watch, and is submitting a very special piece known as the Tourbillon Souverain Bleu.

The Tourbillon Souverain Bleu combines traits from two spectacular timepieces.

The Tourbillon Souverain Bleu combines traits from two spectacular timepieces.

Unique MB&F Melchior joins Only Watch 2015 auction

When MB&F announced Melchior earlier in the year, it said that it was creating 99 pieces of the roboclock for customers, and that it would create, and donate, the 100th piece to a charity. True to its word, MB&F has just announced the Melchior unique piece for the Only Watch 2015 charity auction.

This is the 100th Melchior roboclock that MB&F talked about briefly, earlier in the year.

This is the 100th Melchior roboclock that MB&F talked about briefly, earlier in the year.

Only Watch 2015 to receive Richard Mille RM 27-02 Tourbillon Prototype

Richard Mille (RM) collaborated with Rafael Nadal to develop its limited edition ‘RM 027 Tourbillon – Rafael Nadal’, and now, for the sixth edition of the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, the haute horology brand is joining forces with the tennis sensation once again. No new watch is being developed this time around but rather, Richard Mille and Nadal are jointly donating the RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype to the charity auction – the very same watch that accompanied Nadal to all the Grand Slam tournaments that he participated in.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.

The RM 27-02 Tourbillon prototype has ridiculous amounts of sporting pedigree.

Speake-Marin announces Only Watch 2015 participation

Speake-Marin is joining the sixth edition of the Only Watch charity auction, and will be donating a unique timepiece, the Resilience “One Art”. Only Watch is a biennial event that raises money to finance research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a neuromuscular disease that primarily affects young boys. This year, a total of 40 watch brands are joining the fight against DMD.

Speake-Marin joins other independent brands in supporting Only Watch this year.

Speake-Marin joins other independent brands in supporting Only Watch this year.

Tudor announces vintage inspired Black Bay One for Only Watch

Geneva-based Tudor has said that it will donate a unique timepiece to the Only Watch 2015 charity auction, slated to take place on November 7. The Heritage Black Bay One, reference 7923/001, marks Tudor’s first association with Only Watch, a charity that raises money to fight Muscular Dystrophy.

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with the Heritage Black Bay One. Just look at it.

It took us about two seconds to fall in love with the Heritage Black Bay One. Just look at it.