The Collection With a Cause: The Only Watch Charity Auction

Patek Philippe

Ref. 3939 Only

Patek Philippe is the only brand that doesn’t find it necessary to flaunt its tourbillon carriage on the dial. The dial is for functions only, says the brand, and it has not made an exception for the Only Watch. Based on the Ref. 3939, the black enamel dial touts its tourbillon status, while an open caseback reveals the escapement. The watch is also a minute repeater, with the gongs visible on the caseback. Wish price: 450,000-650,000 EUR.

Piaget Altiplano Skeleton

The brand’s famously ultra-thin 838P movement is given a Darth Vader edge, with black PVD coating over skeletonized components. The dial plate and bridges are decorated with sunburst guilloché with circular graining, strikingly contrasted by gold screws, hands and logo. The subdial at 10 o’clock is a seconds counter. Wish price: 25,000-35,000 EUR.