Since its inception in 2005, Only Watch has been driven by a singular mission: to raise funds for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy through the auction of unique timepieces. Over time, with the unwavering support of the watch industry and the entire ecosystem, this initiative has transformed into a highly anticipated biennial event on the horology calendar, eagerly anticipated by both watch brands and collectors. Each participating brand contributes one exceptional watch, while partners offer invaluable services, logistical support, and organizational expertise.
Through the nine previous editions, Only Watch has made remarkable strides in research, having raised nearly EURCHF 100 million to date. These funds have empowered the Monaco-based charity, the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, to make significant advancements toward clinical trials while upholding the noble and non-profit nature of the cause.
This 2023 edition includes 62 unique watches for its 10th biennial charity auction, scheduled to take place on November 5, 2023, in Geneva. In celebration of its anniversary, this edition of Only Watch incorporates the colors of previous editions into its visual identity and introduces the color green as a symbol of hope. Christie’s will host the event at PALEXPO, marking their fourth partnership with Only Watch. The auction will be accessible online through christies.com, and phone bids will also be accepted (contact Christie’s for assistance). As with previous editions, no buyer’s premium or commissions will be charged for the Only Watch charity sale. More information on attending is available on Onlywatch.
The World Tour 06.09.2023 – 05.11.2023
Leading up to the auction, a promotional tour will showcase the watches to the public, media, and enthusiasts within the horological community. The tour is scheduled to commence on September 6, 2023, in Los Angeles and will culminate on November 5, 2023, in Geneva. This extensive tour provides an opportunity for people to admire and engage with the timepieces before the auction takes place. More information on the world tour stops is available on Onlywatch.
Only Watch:62 Participating Watch Brands
Lot 1 – ANDERSEN GENÈVE Jumping Hours Only Watch 2023
Estimate CHF 40,00 – 50,000
Andersen Genève presents a remarkable version of their celebrated Jumping Hours watch, created for their 40th anniversary. This unique piece features a platinum case with a pink gold crown and a dial made of ultra-thin jade stone. The dial’s flawless finish and intricate details beautifully contrast with the powdered pink gold elements, showcasing the exquisite craftsmanship of the timepiece.
Lot 2 -ANGELUS x CHÂTEAU ANGELUS Chrondate Gold & Château Angelus
Estimate: CHF 50,00 – 60,000
Watchmaking and winemaking share geographical ties and traditions. The Chronodate Gold x Château Angelus timepiece combines these crafts, featuring a dial made from freeze-dried lees of the 2022 vintage known as “Le Majestueux” (the majestic). This powdered wine is delicately applied to the dial’s base, providing it with both its texture and color. The lees give the dial its texture and color, while a red-gold applique depicts the Château’s bell at 6 o’clock.
Lot 3 – ARMIN STROM Gravity Equal Force Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 15,00 – 30,000
Armin Strom’s Gravity Equal Force movement is a testament to their in-house expertise. The Gravity Equal Force ‘Ultimate Sapphire’ edition for Only Watch 2023 features a transparent green sapphire dial, a red logo, and a custom strap with blue stitching. The off-center dial forms a deconstructed rainbow alongside Armin Strom’s iconic tri-bridge design. The watch showcases traditional Haute Horlogerie decorations, including polished bevels, black polishing, and perlage. The tri-bridge is coated in dark grey ruthenium, and the black movement plate is hand-guillochéd by Kari Voutilainen’s atelier.
Lot 4 – ARTYA Purity Moissanite
Estimate: CHF 40,00 – 50,000
ArtyA introduces a groundbreaking 45mm watch case made of Moissanite, a lustrous stone from a meteorite crater. With a hardness rating of 9.5, it’s the second hardest material on Earth. The meticulously faceted design creates a floating movement within a gem-like case, revealing enchanting colors with every wrist movement. The Purity caliber, a result of creative collaboration with Telos, showcases circular bridges and exquisite finishes. ArtyA’s commitment to high complications is evident in this skeletonized movement.
Lot 5 – ATELIER DE CHRONOMÉTRIE AdC30 Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 50,00 – 70,000
AdC presents the AdC30, a unique timepiece created for the Only Watch edition. It boasts a new in-house calibre (M284), an enhanced 18K grey gold case in 37mm, and a handcrafted dial from the Barcelona team. The exquisite design features larger stepped lugs and a complex sandwich dial. The M284 calibre showcases traditional finishes, including handmade frosting, anglage, and black polish, adding to its timeless appeal.
Lot 6 – AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked Only Watch Edition
Estimate: CHF 300,000 – 350,000
The Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked was introduced in 2022 for the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary. This unique timepiece features a 41mm white ceramic case and bracelet adorned with a blue mainplate and bridges for a contemporary contrast. The open-worked movement showcases the flying tourbillon cage and rhodium-toned gear train, while refined Haute Horlogerie finishes add elegance. The Only Watch Edition includes a blue inner bezel, luminescent-coated white gold hour markers, and hands, and a special 22K gold oscillating weight for a sleek and modern look.
Lot 7 – BALTIC Baltic Experiments Premier Quantiéme Perpétuel
Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000
Baltic introduces its new fine watchmaking line, the BALTIC Experiments, with the Premier Quantième Perpétuel in 37 mm for OnlyWatch. Developed in collaboration with Maclef, this unique timepiece features a balanced dial with three sub-registers displaying the days, month, leap year, and moon phase. Powered by the Vaucher 5401 micro-rotor movement, the innovative perpetual calendar offers swift date transitions.
Lot 8 – BARBIER-MUELLER Mosaique II
Estimate: CHF 150,000 – 250,000
This exceptional timepiece showcases a lotus flower meticulously crafted from rare stones sourced from the depths of the Earth. The intricate mosaic work, a testament to Geneva’s exceptional savoir-faire, harmoniously combines with mechanical perfection. With over 1,000 hours of dedicated craftsmanship by Les Cadraniers de Genève and Les Boîtiers de Genève, incorporating 12 different métiers d’art, this masterpiece defies conventional creation rules. Designed by Eric Giroud, the watch marries the legendary caliber 1304 from F.P.Journe. Made from refined platinum, the watch embodies the Barbier-Mueller family’s values of excellence, artistry, and deep connection to Geneva’s métiers d’art.
Lot 9 – BELL & ROSS BR03 Cyber Rainbow
Estimate: CHF 45,000 – 55,000
The BR 03 Cyber Rainbow is an audacious and innovative timepiece exclusively created for Only Watch 2023. Bell & Ross combines their iconic BR 03 design with elements from the Cyber concept, resulting in a captivating watch. The meticulous craftsmanship is evident in the intricate details of the case and the 3D skeleton movement. The DLC micro-blasted metal bridges and hands, enhanced with white SLN, add to its allure. The black DLC titanium case features colored varnished pieces complemented by a varnished rubber strap. This unique caliber offers a self-winding system and a 48-hour power reserve. Embrace the spirit of innovation and elegance embodied by the BR 03 Cyber Rainbow.
Lot 10 – BIVER Catharsis
Estimate: CHF 500,000 – 700,000
Watches have always fascinated humans, representing both the passage of time and our desire to control it. This unique minute repeater carillon tourbillon watch, inspired by an artist’s request, removes traditional hands and indexes, allowing the wearer to have time at their disposal. It features a hidden hour hand on the back and is waterproof up to 50 meters. This extraordinary timepiece redefines the relationship between a watch and its owner, offering a captivating and artistic way to experience time.
Lot 11 – BLANCPAIN Fifty Fathoms 70th Anniversary Act 1 Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000
Inspired by iconic editions from the past, including the original 1953 Fifty Fathoms, this special 70th Anniversary edition showcases the DNA of its predecessors. It features a striking blue unidirectional bezel made of scratch-resistant sapphire, a graduated blue dial with luminous indexes, and the in-house calibre 1315 movement with a 5-day power reserve. The transparent case-back reveals the meticulously finished movement, while the stainless steel case introduces a new size of 42.3mm. The watch is complemented by a blue NATO-style strap made from recycled nylon sourced from ocean cleanup initiatives.
Lot 12 – BOUCHERON Joy de Lumière
Estimate: CHF 35,000 – 40,000
The Joy de Lumière jewelry watch showcases stunning Art Deco patterns adorned with cascading spinels and diamonds, reminiscent of a sparkling night sky. Over 260 round diamonds are meticulously set on the watch and bracelet, adding a dazzling touch. The bracelet features a flexible section with five rows of black spinels that can be twisted by hand, allowing for customizable styling with 1 to 3 twists. The bracelet is secured with a jewelry clasp integrated into the 12 o’clock link.
Lot 13 – BOVET 1822 Orbis Mundo
Estimate: CHF 52,000 – 65,000
The Orbis Mundi watch from Bovet is a remarkable timepiece that seamlessly combines exquisite craftsmanship and functional design. Its world timer feature can be easily set using the crown alone, allowing effortless tracking of multiple time zones. The slim profile and iconic crown, and Bovet bow at 12 o’clock enhance the ergonomic 42mm Grade red gold case. The dial of the Orbis Mundi is captivating, with intricate guilloché work and vibrant magenta lacquer applied in seven layers. The sapphire case back reveals the meticulously hand-wound movement, showcasing Bovet’s commitment as a fully integrated watch manufacturer.
Lot 14 – BREGUET Marine Hora Mundi 5555
Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 80,000
The Hora Mundi watch offers an exclusive instant-jump time-zone display achieved through a pusher and crown. By selecting the first city’s time and setting the second city, the watch’s intricate mechanism calculates and displays the accurate time and date. The “2D” dial design features hand-guilloché waves on a gold base, luminescent hour-markers, engraved continents, and vibrant rose gold dots. This remarkable timepiece seamlessly combines technical innovation and artistic craftsmanship for elegant global timekeeping.
Lot 15 – BULGARI Octo Finissimo Tourbillon Marble
Estimate: CHF 150,000 – 250,000
Bvlgari’s Octo Finissimo Tourbillon collection has set a new standard in ultra-thin watches with its remarkably slim movement, measuring only 1.95mm thick. This flying Tourbillon holds the title of the thinnest on the market since 2013. Created exclusively for the 2023 Only Watch edition, it features a unique green marble called Verde di Alpi, symbolizing abundance and energy. The design pays homage to ancient Roman architecture, where marble represented history and glory. With its exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional design, this timepiece is a testament to Bvlgari’s innovation and legacy.
Lot 16 – CARL F. BUCHERER Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 100,000
This Manero Tourbillon Double Peripheral timepiece showcases an intricate tourbillon that appears to float in space, supported by three ceramic bearings. The watch features a vibrant green oscillating weight and synthetic rubies in the movement. The Only Watch edition includes a green bezel, white gold hour markers, and hands, and a 22K gold oscillating weight in matching green and rhodium colors for a modern look.
Lot 17 – CHANEL Mademoiselle J12 La Pausa Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 40,000 – 50,000
The J12 watch has been a groundbreaking icon since its debut in 2000. Inspired by a photograph of Mademoiselle Chanel, the J12 La Pausa edition features her silhouette on the dial. Chanel presents a duo of these unique timepieces for the Only Watch auction, showcasing exceptional craftsmanship and powered by the self-winding Caliber 12.1 movement developed with Kenissi.
Lot 18 – CHOPARD L.U.C 1860 Only Watch Edition
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000
Chopard presents a unique timepiece for the Only Watch auction, inspired by the inaugural L.U.C collection from 1997. The watch features an exquisite Ice Green guilloché dial in solid white gold, a 36.5mm Lucent Steel™ case, and a chronometer-certified L.U.C Calibre 96.40-L movement. This exclusive creation highlights the brilliance and sustainability of Lucent Steel™, an alloy composed of 80% recycled steel. The Ice Green dial symbolizes the beauty of Antarctic icebergs and serves as a reminder of environmental challenges.
Lot 19 – CZAPEK GENÈVE Place Vendôme Complicité Courage Every Second
Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 100,000
The watch concept originated in 2018 as a development of Czapek’s renowned Quai des Bergues and Place Vendôme models. The challenge was to connect the escapements at 4:30 and 7:30 to the differential at 12 o’clock, but finding a partner who could achieve this proved difficult. However, a fortuitous meeting between Xavier Czapek and Bernhard Lederer revived the idea. Through their collaboration and friendship, they resolved the architectural challenge and created the “Complicité” watch. Made of steel instead of precious metals, it features a “champlevé” enamel ring in the colors of Only Watch 2023 encircling the dial.
Lot 20 – DE BETHUNE DW Seeking Perfect for Only Watch 23
Estimate: 220,000 – 270,000
This exceptional watch features a dial and spherical moon made from a ferrous meteorite. To create the case, Denis Flageollet employed ancient iron and steel-making techniques, using a metal magnifying glass crafted in his own blast furnace. The unique patterns on its surface resulted from forging together various parts of his meticulously prepared metal. Denis Flageollet undertook a complex process to create this iron and steel mass, starting from iron ore sourced at L’Auberson. Through roasting, crushing, and reducing the ore with glowing charcoal in his low furnace, he obtained a compact material that closely resembled the desired shape. Complementing the craftsmanship, the De Bethune team developed a tourbillon movement that can be admired on the watch’s reverse side.
Lot 21 – F.P.JOURNE Chronométre Furtif Bleu
Estimate: 200,000 – 400,000
For the Only Watch event, a one-of-a-kind watch has been created with a Tantalum case and bracelet, accompanied by an 18K rose gold movement. Named the Chronomètre Furtif Bleu, it derives its name from the challenge of reading the time unless the watch is facing the viewer. The blue enamel dial showcases frosted numerals that are visible only through the reflection of light. Additionally, the moon phase and power reserve indications are discreetly integrated into the movement and can only be seen on the back, making it a watch intended solely for the enjoyment of its owner.
Lot 22 – FERDINAND BERTHOUD Chronomètre FB 3 “Only Watch”
Estimate: CHF 160,000 – 180,000
The Chronomètre FB 3 “Only Watch” is the result of meticulous preparation and testing to create a unique patinated bronze case that resembles the natural aging of copper alloys. It celebrates Ferdinand Berthoud’s 270th anniversary as a Master Watchmaker. The watch features the world’s only chronometer-certified caliber with a cylindrical balance-spring, reflecting Berthoud’s pursuit of precision. The regulating organ is visible at 9 o’clock, showcasing the cylindrical balance-spring throughout the three-day power reserve.
Lot 23 – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT x CHRISTIAAN VAN DER KLAAUW Tourbillon Planetarium Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 90,000 – 100,000
Frederique Constant and Christiaan van der Klaauw, both Dutch watchmaking houses, celebrate their 20-year friendship with a unique creation. The watch combines Frederique Constant’s Manufacture Tourbillon and a 42mm Classic case with Christiaan van der Klaauw’s smallest planetarium, displaying real-time planetary orbits. It also introduces a combined date/month display and features an aventurine cosmic dial, a first for Frederique Constant.
Lot 24 – FURLAN MARRI X Dominique Renaud x Julien Tixier Secular Perpetual Calendar
Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000
Furlan Marri, a young independent watch brand, joins forces with renowned watchmakers Dominique Renaud and Julien Tixier for their debut at Only Watch 2023. Together, they present a simplified modular secular perpetual calendar accurate for the next four centuries. Renaud’s inventive approach brings ideas to life with plexiglass and metal, while Tixier translates and integrates designs for manufacturing, including the case, date module, dial, and finishes. A remarkable collaboration for a special timepiece.
Lot 25 – GÉRALD GENTA Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 350,000 – 450,000
Gérald Genta debuts at Only Watch with a unique minute repeater watch featuring Mickey Mouse. The design celebrates Disney’s 100th anniversary and Genta’s iconic octagonal case. Mickey’s arm indicates retrograde minutes, while a jumping hour complication and minute repeater add to its charm. This masterpiece combines Genta’s imaginative vision and skilled craftsmanship. The white gold case and champlevé enamel dial complete the enchanting design.
Lot 26 – GIRARD-PERREGAUX Neo Constant Escapement Only Watch Edition
Estimate: CHF 140,000 – 240,000
Most watches face the issue of excessive force from the spring barrel when fully wound, leading to precision issues when the energy diminishes. However, the Constant Escapement by Girard-Perregaux addresses this problem by providing a consistent supply of force to the regulating organ, resulting in exceptional rate stability. For Only Watch 2023, Girard-Perregaux presents a unique timepiece inspired by its renowned Bridges collection. Encased in sandblasted 18K pink gold and measuring 45mm in diameter, this example of Haute Horlogerie showcases meticulous finishes.
Lot 27 – GRÖNEFELD 1941 Principia Mandala
Estimate: 55,000 – 65,000
In a first for Bart and Tim of Grönefeld, they have added a hinged hunter case back to their Grönefeld 1941 Principia Mandala timepiece. This unique watch showcases a vibrant mandala dial inspired by the 10th-anniversary logo of Only Watch. The dial features polished hour markers and required meticulous craftsmanship using multiple base dials and color clichés. With its artistic beauty, this watch adds elegance and vibrancy to the wrist.
Lot 28 – H. MOSER x MB&F Steamliner Pandamonium
Estimate: 300,000 – 400,000
When Maximilian Büsser of MB&F and Edouard Meylan of H. Moser & Cie. join forces, it’s bound to create a stir. These passionate entrepreneurs never do things halfway. They once again join forces again for a unique collaboration in support of Only Watch. Their combined creativity presents a one-of-a-kind timepiece featuring a specially developed movement. This extraordinary piece showcases an artistic performance led by a miniature panda DJ, a signature from MB&F’s previous Only Watch contributions.
Lot 29 – HERMÈS Arceau Le Temps Voyageur Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 40,000
The iconic Arceau line by Hermès, designed by Henri d’Origny in 1978, presents a new expression of style inspired by travel. This platinum timepiece features a black DLC titanium bezel and a unique “travelling time” mechanism displaying 24 time zones. For Only Watch’s tenth edition, it showcases vibrant colors on the city disc and a matte black DLC-treated titanium bezel. The blue-lacquered mobile counter, luminescent hands, and powdered Arabic numerals add to its allure. Finished with a Mykonos blue alligator strap, this one-of-a-kind watch radiates brilliance.
Lot 30 – HUBLOT MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 350,000 -400,000
The MP-15 Takashi Murakami Tourbillon Only Watch combines Hublot’s expertise with Takashi Murakami’s playful artistry. Crafted in sapphire, this masterpiece showcases a unique central tourbillon designed specifically for this watch. It represents the fusion of art and horological design, symbolizing support for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. Hublot accepted the challenge of integrating the central tourbillon’s aesthetic and technical aspects, making it their first of its kind.
Lot 31 – JACOB & CO x CONCEPTO WATCH FACTORY astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension
Estimate: CHF 700,000 – 750,000
The Astronomia Revolution 4th Dimension is an enhanced version of the Astronomia Revolution introduced in 2023. It features a regulating organ that rotates along four axes, with one axis moving at a high speed of one rotation per minute. The watch is housed in a 47mm rose gold and transparent sapphire case, showcasing a back plate adorned with a mosaic of rare ornamental stones representing the color theme of the Only Watch 2023 edition.
Lot 32 – JAQUET DROZ The Rolling Stone Automaton Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 250,000 . 300,000
Jaquet Droz has given a playful twist to its Rolling Stones Automaton, evoking the joy of childhood. The golden instruments of the Stones are placed beneath the off-center hours and minutes display, resembling a vinyl LP. When activated, a rotating disc surrounds the scene while the iconic Stones tongue moves. The power reserve indicator, resembling a record turntable’s tonearm, displays a colorful spiral illusion. A glowing Rolling Stones tongue at the center adds a touch of nostalgia, like a child’s nightlight.
Lot 33 -KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN Stargazer Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 150,000 -200,000
Konstantin Chaykin presents the Stargazer watch for the Only Watch charity auctions. This remarkable timepiece combines the Joker design with 16 complications, including a tourbillon and 11 astronomical functions. It features a symmetrical case, H-shaped swinging lugs, and a reversible strap. The Stargazer boasts unique inventions such as a discrete moon phase and sunrise/sunset azimuth indicators, making it a truly exceptional creation in watchmaking history.
Lot 34 – KRAYON Anywhere Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 150,000 -250,000
Krayon showcases their artistry in the 2021 Only Watch edition through miniature painting. This time, they embrace pointillism, inspired by Théo van Rysselberghe’s work. The dial, created with meticulous brushstrokes and a rich palette of blue shades, captures the reflection of the sky on waves. It honors age-old techniques and Swiss traditions while delighting connoisseurs with its technical prowess and artistic sensibility.
Lot 35 – L. LEROY Minute Repeater Only Watch
Estimate: 150,000 – 180,000
The “L.Leroy Minute Repeater Only Watch” is a unique timepiece created exclusively for the prestigious charity auction. Inspired by a rare “Montre à tact” from 1810, it features a distinct time display with a single hand pointing to diamond-set hour markers on a stunning aquamarine varnish dial. The hand-wound movement boasts complications like a minute repeater and flying tourbillon. A true masterpiece of watchmaking art, it showcases refined hand-engravings on the titanium and white gold case.
Lot 36 – LAURENT FERRIER Sport Auto “On Track”
Estimate: CHF 55,000 – 85,000
Laurent Ferrier proudly supports the 10th edition of Only Watch with a unique timepiece that reflects the brand’s history. The distinctive dial resembles asphalt with charcoal grey shades and a track pattern in yellow and blue. A green transfer surrounds the hour-circle, while the white small seconds dial signifies the finish line. This watch celebrates Laurent Ferrier’s racing legacy and the spirit of Only Watch.
Lot 37 – LEDERER Central Impulse Chronometer
Estimate: 100,000 200,000
In 2020, Bernhard Lederer unveiled a groundbreaking movement, earning him the prestigious GPHG 2021 Innovation Prize. Building upon Breguet and George Daniels’ work, he improved the escapement, increasing its frequency to 3Hz for wrist-wear reliability. Lederer’s invention, the Central Impulse Chronometer, optimizes the interaction of the escapement wheels for superior precision in everyday conditions.
Lot 38 – LOUIS MOINET Art-Tech
Estimate: CHF. 80,000 – 120,000
A World premiere: A tourbillon merged with a microelectronic silicon wafer dial. The silicon wafer offers a unique design, creating a dynamic visual experience with ever-changing reflections and intricate patterns. The ART-TECH timepiece combines modern technology and traditional craftsmanship, featuring a hand-wound tourbillon and a grade-5 titanium case. This exceptional creation represents the connection between a centuries-old mechanism and the future of microprocessors.
Lot 39 – LOUIS VUITTON Tambour Einstein Automata Only Watxh 2023
Estimate: CHF 340,000 – 440,000
Crafted at Louis Vuitton’s watchmaking workshop in Geneva, the Tambour Einstein Automata showcases the extraordinary skills of renowned horologists and artisans. The dial, a masterpiece of craftsmanship, combines micro-sculpture and grisaille enamel techniques to depict a playful and iconic portrait of Albert Einstein, captured in a mischievous moment with his tongue out. Housed within the iconic Tambour case is the LV 525 calibre movement to a hand-painted Louis Vuitton trunk, providing a distinguished showcase for this exceptional timepiece.
Lot 40 – LUDOVIC BALLOUARD x BRITTANY NICOLE COX Upside Down Blue Feather
Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000
Renowned watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard collaborates with guilloché artist Brittany Nicole Cox for Only Watch 2023. Their platinum edition timepiece, Upside Down Blue Feather, combines exceptional craftsmanship with a message of hope and generosity. The sapphire-blue dial, crafted from fine silver, showcases a hand-guilloché design depicting birds in flight. Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s poem, the motif symbolizes optimism and giving back. With only the current hour displayed upright, Upside Down Blue Feather reminds us to cherish the present moment. This unique watch embodies the values of Only Watch.
Lot 41 – MAURICE LACROIX Masterpiece Only Watch 2023
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000
The Maurice Lacroix Only Watch 2023 features a sapphire case, providing a clear view of the hand-wound movement. The colorful rainbow-themed dial, inspired by artist Victor Vasarely, showcases off-centre hours and minutes indexes. The skeleton movement, Calibre ML330, is fully visible through the transparent case, offering mechanical fascination. The watch comes with a grey nylon strap and a user-friendly strap-exchange system.
Lot 42 – MONTBLANC 1858 Géosphère 0 Oxygen Carbo2 Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000
This unique timepiece is part of Montblanc’s “Zero Oxygen” series and will launch a new collection in April 2024. It offers benefits for explorers, including eliminating fogging and preventing oxidation. The absence of oxygen prolongs the components’ lifespan, ensuring unfaltering precision over time.
Lot 43 – MORITZ GROSSMANN Tremblage Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 30,000 – 40,000
Tremblage is a hand-engraving technique that creates a rough, matte effect on the metal surface. The dial is galvanized and rhodium-plated after tremblage, enhancing the engraving. The raised elements on the dial, such as numerals, indices, the manufacturer logo, and the inscriptions “Only Watch” and “Made in Germany,” are meticulously brushed for a light German silver hue with a delicate nuance.
Lot 44 – PATEK PHILIPPE
No Estimate Available
To celebrate Philippe Stern’s 85th birthday, Thierry Stern, President of Patek Philippe, has created an exclusive limited-edition wristwatch as a tribute to his father. This special timepiece features his father’s favorite grand complication and a unique movement designed solely for this watch. It is a gesture of gratitude for the knowledge and passion for excellence instilled by Philippe Stern in Patek Philippe. The first piece of this 30-unit limited edition, designed exclusively for the Only Watch auction, will be donated to the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies to support research on Muscular Dystrophies and genetic diseases.
Lot 45 – PERRELET Turbine Chrono x Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 15,000 – 20,000
This timepiece features a unique display that combines the Turbine design with an easily readable chronograph function. Instead of multiple counters, it has a single rotating sapphire crystal disc for recording minutes. The transparent center offers a clear view of the captivating Turbine movement.
Lot 46 – PETERMANN BÉDAT x AUFFRET PARIS Chronomètre d’Observatoire
Estimate: 50,000 – 100,000
This watch combines Petermann Bédat’s swan-neck regulator system with Auffret Paris’s click system and bridge design. The dial is crafted from flame-whitened silver with rose gold indexes and hands. The stainless-steel case reflects Petermann Bédat’s style. The collaboration involved reimagining the Zenith 135 movement and precise machining by Fleury Manufacture. It showcases craftsmanship, design, and horological expertise.
Lot 47 – PIAGET Polo Skeleton Arty
Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 80,000
Piaget is donating a unique Piaget Polo Skeleton Arty watch to the 2023 Only Watch charity auction in Monaco. The vibrant timepiece, inspired by Victor Vasarely’s “Hexa Grace” artwork, features a colorful skeletonized ultra-thin movement, measuring only 2.4mm in thickness, and housed in a 42mm rose gold case that is just 6.5mm thick. The Piaget Polo Skeleton Arty is accompanied by a blue interchangeable strap created specifically for this occasion.
Lot 48 – RESERVOIR x TELOS WATCH Edition Only Watch 2023 Tiefenmesser Tourbillon
Estimate: CHF 50,000 – 60,000
Reservoir collaborates with Télôs watch to introduce its first in-house Tourbillon. Inspired by vintage nautical instruments, the bronze-cased timepiece features a regulator-style enamel dial, retrograde minutes, and jumping hours. The impressive tourbillon at 6 o’clock comprises 437 components and offers a 60-hour power reserve. The case back showcases an engraved oscillating weight reminiscent of submarine “chadburns.”
Lot 49 – RESSENCE TYPE 12
Estimate: CHF 20,000 – 30,000
The TYPE 12 Only Watch 2023 watch conveys a message of hope and victory. Its distinctive dial features a blue DNA chain on a silver background, representing the genetic anomaly associated with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The watch reveals a perfectly aligned DNA chain every Sunday at midnight, symbolizing progress in research. The blue color of the dial and strap reflects the Only Watch theme.
Lot 50 – REXHEP REXHEPI Chronomètre Antimagnétique
Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 150,000
The Chronomètre Antimagnétique is a tribute to historical antimagnetic chronometers and a practical timepiece for modern life. The dial combines scientific aesthetics with an abstract representation of magnetic field polarities. The watch features an antimagnetic stainless steel case and a distinctive Rexhep Rexhepi movement with an innovative structure.
Lot 51 – RICHARD MILLE Talisman Origine
Estimate: CHF 600,000 – 800,000
Richard Mille watchmakers cautiously examined the shamanic relic, utilizing modern manufacturing technologies to uncover its origin, properties, and function. The intricate skeletonized design, unique materials, and mysterious symbols raise questions about its origin and purpose. The presence of two crowns adds to its enigmatic allure. Codenamed RMS14, this unique piece pays tribute to the relic, offering Richard Mille’s interpretation of its ancient form.
Lot 52 – SINGER REIMAGINED x GENUS 8-Track Watch for Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 100,000 – 120,000
The 8-Track Watch is a collaboration between Singer and Genus, combining their aesthetics and innovative mechanics. The 43mm cushion-shaped case with elongated edges, positioned crown, and perforated leather strap create a distinct racer’s watch. The Genus in-house caliber features an award-winning display complication with a patented non-linear figure 8 trajectory, symbolizing infinity.
Lot 53 – SPEAKE MARIN Ripples Bleu Royal
Estimate: CHF 35,000 – 65,000
Speake Marin unveils its first-ever Royal Blue dial in the exclusive RIPPLES BLEU ROYAL watch for Only Watch. The captivating blue hue is achieved through meticulous blue PVD deposition, highlighting the small seconds subdial. The hour and minute hands are rhodium-plated and heart-shaped, while the indexes add elegance. The steel-crafted SMA03-T20 movement symbolizes time’s value. The engraved steel case back proudly displays “Only Watch 2023, Unique Piece.”
Lot 54 – SYLVAIN PINAUD Origine Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 70,000 – 100,000
Specially handcrafted for Only Watch, the Unique Origine watch by Sylvain Pinaud pays tribute to fine watchmaking. Its two-tone guilloched dial offers perfect readability with contrasting finishes and shades of blue. The movement ensures reliability and precision, while the elegant case design provides comfortable wearability.
Lot 55 – TAG HEUER Monaco Split-Seconds for Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 150,000 – 300,000
Immediately following Only Watch 2021, TAG Heuer embarked on a project with a clear mandate: to create the most spectacular reimagination of the Monaco and introduce their first mechanical split-seconds chronograph. Led by Carole Kasapi, an exceptional team of watchmaking experts utilized the resources of the TAG Heuer Institute. The result is a watch with a new case design inspired by the original 1969 model, housing the TAG Heuer Calibre TH81-00 automatic split-seconds chronograph movement.
Lot 56 – TIFFANY & CO Bird on a Rock Mechanical Pendant Only Watch
Estimate: CHF 350,000 – 500,000
Crafted by skilled artisans in Switzerland, the Bird on a Rock pendant watch from Tiffany & Co. reimagines Jean Schlumberger’s iconic brooch from 1965. In this innovative design, the bird is positioned in a front-facing stance atop the case. The case features a faceted aquamarine crystal and a dial adorned with 461 snow-set diamonds. The platinum bird is embellished with diamonds, pink sapphire eyes, and 18K yellow gold feet. Powered by a manual winding mechanical movement, this unique timepiece offers a 38-hour power reserve.
Lot 57 – TRILOBE Réconciliation
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000
This piece draws inspiration from the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi, which involves repairing broken objects with gold. Embracing the philosophy behind Kintsugi, this timepiece celebrates the beauty of imperfections and the stories they hold. With its visible fractures, the watch becomes a testament to the passage of time and the transformative nature of life’s challenges. The intentional breaks and handmade hammered effect on the rings and movement, along with the application of gold leaves to the damaged parts, symbolize the journey of this unique creation, emerging even more precious and captivating.
Lot 58 – TUDOR Prince Chronograph One
Estimate: CHF 25,000 – 35,000
Tudor watches are known for their value, reliability, and robustness, often crafted in stainless steel or titanium. However, for Only Watch, Tudor broke the rules with a new 18K yellow gold case, reviving the iconic “Big Block” Chronograph from 1976. The Prince Chronograph One features a brand-new Manufacture Chronograph Calibre, MT59XX, meeting Tudor’s high-performance standards with a column-wheel construction.
Lot 59 – ULYSSE NARDIN Freak S Only Watch
Estimate: 160,000 – 200,000
The Freak S from the FREAK collection is a unique timepiece with no hands, dial, or crown. The hours and minutes are indicated by rotating bridges. The entire movement, including the regulating organ, completes a full rotation in one hour. The time is set by rotating the bezel. The Freak S features innovative elements like a double oscillator in silicon, double escapement in DiamonSil, vertical differential, and an efficient “Grinder” automatic winding system. The Freak S Only Watch edition is exclusive, showcasing a “1/1” plate instead of a crown and “Only Watch” plate. It incorporates the 2023 signature colors, making it visually striking.
Lot 60 – URWERK Space Blade
Estimate: CHF 45,000 – 80,000
URWERK’s Space-Time Blade is a captivating fusion of science fiction and timekeeping that exudes a luminous enchantment. Experience the magic as glowing digits guide you through the Spacetime continuum, illuminating not only the hours, minutes, and seconds but also depicting our Earthly travel in kilometers. Crafted by the talented Dalibor Farny, this exceptional glass column encapsulates both artistry and precision, inviting you to embark on a radiant journey where time takes on a luminous form.
Lot 61 – VOUTILAINEN CSW Only Watch
Estimate: 175,000 – 215,000
The Voutilainen CSW Only Watch features a convenient integrated world timer mechanism. Changing time zones is as easy as pressing the crown towards the case band. The hand-engraved green dial is made of solid silver. The elegant cushion-shaped titanium case is inspired by a pocket watch created by Kari and Venla for ONLY WATCH in 2019. The movement powering this timepiece is an entirely new caliber, building upon the previous Vingt-8 caliber, with a 60-hour power reserve.
Lot 62 – ZENITH Chronomaster Sport Only Watch Set
Estimate: CHF 45,000 – 55,000
Zenith introduces a special edition Chronomaster Sport box set exclusively created for Only Watch 2023. This unique set consists of four references, each featuring a ceramic bezel in yellow, green, blue, and red, matched with color lacquered dials. The watches are housed in 41mm steel cases and equipped with the latest generation of the renowned El Primero automatic high-frequency column-wheel chronograph calibre, offering a precision of 1/10th of a second for elapsed time measurement. With a power reserve of 60 hours and a date display at 4:30, these watches also include a stop-second mechanism for precise time setting.
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