Watch connoisseurs around the world will soon have the opportunity to purchase unique timepieces by the world’s hautest watchmakers, but not before they travel the world. Forty original watches will be on display around the globe as part of the Only Watch 2011 collection from August 30 through September 17. The tour will culminate in a two day exhibition in the Principality of Monaco at the Monaco Yacht Show prior to the auction.
The fourth edition of this world-famous Only Watch charity auction, which will take place September 23, will be selling timepieces by the most prestigious names in Swiss watch making such as Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Chanel, DeWitt, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix and Zenith to name a few.
The auction is being held under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II by the horological auction house Antiquorum at the Hotel Hermitage. Collectors are invited to bid in person, online or over the phone. Only Watch is being co-organized by the world’s leading Superyacht show with the Monaco Association Against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as well as Antiquorum. All proceeds will go towards support research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Below is the schedule of tour cities and dates:
Singapore (Malmaison by The Hour Glass) – 30th August
Hong Kong (Antiquorum Auctioneers Ltd.) – 1st September
Shanghai (Antiquorum Shanghai) – 3rd September
Beijing – 5th September
Tokyo (The Hour Glass) – 7th September
Los Angeles (Westime Beverly Hills) – 9th September
New York (Antiquorum USA, Inc.) – 12th September
Milan (Orologerio Luigi Verga) – 15th September
Genève (Antiquorum Geneva SA.) – 16th & 17th September
Monaco (Monaco Yacht Show) – 21st & 22nd September