By Hallie Engel
The fifth Only Watch auction is set to take place in September, with 38 luxury watch brands already signed up to create one-of-a-kind timepieces to be sold at auction to raise money for charity.
The Only Watch auction is a bi-annual event supported by brands including Van Cleef & Arpels, Zenith, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Bell & Ross, Corum and Chanel, who create a one-of-a-kind timepiece for the event.
The Monaco-based auction of 38 timepieces will take place on September 28 – during the Monaco Yacht Show – following a world tour of the watches, which will stop off in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York and Geneva.
The Only Watch raises money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects more than 250,000 people worldwide, and will be conducted by watch auctioneers Antiquorum.
This year’s participating list of manufacturers currently includes: 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, Armin Strom, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain, Zenith.