Less a sale and more of a biennial event, Only Watch become one of the most important auctions for many horologists. Each year a new treasure trove of watches is presented. The 9th edition of the renowned Only Watch auction will take place at Palexpo in Geneva on 6 November 2021.
Before that starting from 22 September, during a promotional tour the watches will be presented to the public, media, and horological enthusiasts. After Monaco (22 to 25 September) and Dubai (30 September to 3 October) The Only Watch World Tour featuring the 53 one-off creations donated by some of the most prestigious, desirable and exclusive brands in the world will stop in Tokyo, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau.
- Monaco: 22-25 September – Monaco Yacht show
- Dubai: 30 September – 3 October – Christie’s
- Tokyo: 8-10 October – Christie’s
- Singapore: 15-20 October – Malmaison by the Hour Glass
- Hong Kong: 25-28 October – Christie’s
- Geneva: 4-6 November – Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
54 brands from both the large groups and small independents who all express their creativity and generosity through exceptional timepieces crafted from the heart participating in the 9th edition of the biennial charity auction, whose aim is to raise funds for research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and the 53 lots that will be auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s, for the third consecutive time, on 6 November 2021, at 2pm (Geneva time), at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues.
Konstantin Chaykin presents a new watch concept – the Martian Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 Piece Unique, the first wristwatch from the Russian creator to have a tourbillon, and the world’s first Martian tourbillon, making a revolution every 61.65 seconds – the duration of one Mars minute – partially reducing the effects of Mars’ gravity.
Unique piece. Case from stainless bulat steel. The first Joker-indication watch with a skeleton dial. The first watch with a Martian calendar. The first watch with a Martian tourbillon.
Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet presents its Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Only Watch unique piece. This dedicated timepiece is the last unique 15202 reference powered by Calibre 2121, the thinnest automatic movement with central rotor and date indication of its time, first introduced on the Royal Oak in 1972.
Reference 15202 and Calibre 2121 will officially retire at the end of 2021, making way for the new generation.
This year marks the 9th edition of the renowned Only Watch charity auction and also the 200th anniversary of the inking chronograph created by Nicolas Rieussec.
To celebrate both important milestones, Montblanc has decided to pay tribute to both events with the creation of the Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch’21 Unique Piece that will be auctioned together with a wooden replica of the historical chronograph from 1821, and an exclusive immersive high watchmaking experience, all in support of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
Girard-Perregaux, a loyal supporter of Only Watch, has dedicated a unique piece for the now-legendary biennial auction. The Manufacture, currently celebrating its 230th anniversary, has reimagined a 70’s icon, the ground-breaking Casquette.
Created in partnership with Bamford Watch Department, the Casquette Only Watch revisits the original but adds a notably modern twist.
The tourbillon of the new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” was born of Jaquet Droz’s in-house expertise, but entirely reworked in the purest chronometric approach. Thanks to its realization in titanium and the elimination of the sapphire bridges, the cage has been lightened and optimized with regards to its chronometric functions.
The balance spring and pallet lugs are made of silicon. Highly open to let light pass through, the tourbillon gives the illusion of being both large and lightweight all at once. Completely revised and placed at noon, it accords the piece a dedicated identity of strength and technicality.
ArtyA X John McLaughlin
ArtyA Iconic Watch & Guitar made with the world greatest Guitarist. This unique version (1/1) of the ArtyA Guitar Watch is fully handcrafted in collaboration with John McLaughlin, the legendary guitarist and Luc Pettavino’s friend, without whom this project would not have been possible.
After collaborating with various legends of the music world, ArtyA is proud to present a new colorful and exceptional project.
Bell & Ross
The BR 01 Cyber Skull Sapphire Only Watch produces a multifaceted approach. The geometric shapes of the timepiece create a pixilation effect. This phenomenon appears when the points of an image become clear.
The angular representation of the skull and the femur bones on the dial are inspired by this. For this bespoke version of the Cyber Skull, Bell & Ross used the orange color to provide its owner with a unique piece for its wrist. Made of transparent sapphire, the Skull dial was metallized on the back that has a smooth side to give this orange effect.