LA Scene: Only Watch Auction

The fourth edition of the World’s first luxury watch auction, ONLY WATCH, is scheduled for September 23 and will be hosted by the Principality of Monaco under the auspices of Prince Albert II of Monaco. The auction, to be held at the Hotel Hermitage, will include 40 unique timepieces produced by some of the biggest names in the luxury watch market, such as Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Van Cleef&Arpels. Prestigious watch auction house Antiquorum handled all sales of these unique, high-end pieces. Proceeds from this event will benefit research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

From August 30 through September 17, the ONLY WATCH 2011 collection toured the world, stopping at some of the premier luxury watch collecting destinations in the world, such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milan and Geneva.

The tour closed on the September 22 in Monaco with a two-day event at the Monaco Yacht Show, one of the co-organizers of the ONLY WATCH auction.

The ONLY WATCH tour and auction have been made possible by the support and participation of the 40 luxury watch brands along with support from The Hour Glass Singapore, CITIC Group in both Beijing and Shanghai, The Hour Glass Tokyo, Westime Beverly Hills, the Consulate General of Monaco, the Monaco Government Tourist Office in New York, and Orologeria Luigi Verga in Milan.