I traveled to Chi-town for the holiday last weekend and must say Chicago is an awesome city. There is a great feel to it and a lot of cool places to go to. I love to travel and could only imagine following alongside the Only Watch auction timepieces later this year. If only I had an endless wallet!
The Only Watch auction will take place on September 22, 2011 in Monaco under the patronage of Prince Albert II. 39 different timepieces will be sold by the Antiquorum auction house at the Hotel Hermitage. There will be live, online and telephone bidders, while the entire proceeds will go towards research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
39 of the best watch brands in the world will make a special timepiece for the event. The companies involved are as follows: Audemars Piguet – Bell & Ross – Blu – Blancpain – Bovet Fleurier – Breguet – Celsius X Vi Ii – Chanel – Chaumet – Chopard – Corum – De Bethune – Delacour – Dewitt – Franck Muller – Frederique Constant – Girard-Perregaux – Glashütte Original – Harry Winston – Hermes – Hublot – Ikepod – Jaquet Droz – Laurent Ferrier – Louis Vuitton – Maurice Lacroix – Mb&F – Montblanc – Patek Philippe – Piaget – Richard Mille – Romain Jerome – Tag Heuer – Ulysse Nardin – Urwerk – Vacheron Constantin – Van Cleef & Arpels – Vulcain – Zenith.
One of the coolest aspects of the Only Watch 2011 collection is the world tour the watches will be going on from August 30 to September 17. All 39 watches will make a stop in Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Geneva at some point during that period together. The tour will end with the two-day event in Monaco at the Monaco Yacht Show. Pretty sweet!
I cannot wait to see pictures of the watches that are a part of this Only Watch auction. I have seen some previews, and the watches look absolutely incredible. Patek has decided to contribue a Ref. 3939 Tourbillon Minute Repeater, while Richard Mille will throw in a Rafael Nadal RM 027 Tourbillon and Bell & Ross will donate an 18kt rose gold Roulette Radar. You know, just your average timepieces… The fact that all of the proceeds are going to such a good cause is awesome. What is there not to get excited about regarding this event?