WATCHPRO DAILY NEWS ALERT SPECIAL: See the 49 unique pieces made for world’s biggest charity watch auction

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The biennial watch industry charity auction Only Watch, which takes place in Geneva on November 11, will feature unique timepieces donated by the world’s most prestigious maisons.

Watchmakers are donating a one-off timepiece specifically made for Only Watch or a one-off version of an iconic model.

At the November sale, unique experiences and collaborations will be added to some of the lots including an experience with  an ambassador of the brand or attending a special event such as a Formula 1 race, film festival or fashion show.

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At the auction, run by Christie’s, pre-sale estimates range from tens of thousands to over one million Euros for a Patek Philippe Grand Complication.

Proceeds from the auction are donated to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a charity that funds research into the disease.

“Over the years, thanks to this exceptional charity event that combines the generosity and savoir-faire of numerous actors — watchmakers, partners, auction houses, and of course, bidders — we have raised over 25 million Euros, allowing research to reach new heights and get closer to a cure,” says Luc Pettavino, founder of Only Watch.

Watches and experiences are being donated by:

Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune Dewitt, F.P. Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier, Urwerk, Jaquet Droz, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Voutilainen, and Zenith.

The event  is  organised  by  Association  Monégasque  contre  les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy) and is supported by His Sovereign Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco.

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