Our Favorite Watches From The ONLY WATCH Charity Auction

ONLY WATCH has become not only a tradition of giving but also a true event, marked on the calendar of watch manufacturers and connoisseurs alike. What started in 2005 as a way for Luc Pettavino, founder-organizer of ONLY WATCH to raise funds for the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, a charity that fights for a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, has become a biennial event in which watch manufactures donate a unique timepieces, which will be auctioned off to eager connoisseurs.

With their contributions, they help in the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and get a coveted, unique timepiece as a token for their generosity. A whopping total of 50 watch manufacturers have contributed, and these are some of our favorites.

Ulysse Nardin Only Watch 2017

Ulysse Nardin Marine Tourbillon Only Watch
With its stunning dial in Grand Feu blue enamel, Ulysse Nardin sends its Marine Tourbillon to ONLY WATCH 2017. That dial fights for attention with the flying tourbillon with silicium escapement. The Roman numeral at seven o’clock is featured in yellow, as well as the power reserve indicator, as a subtle note to the fact that this is the seventh edition of ONLY WATCH.

Journe Only Watch 2017

F.P.Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante
F.P.Journe goes all in for the ONLY WATCH 2017 and delivers a Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante that is unique in multiple ways. A 44mm tantalum case houses the movement, which has been exclusively developed for ONLY WATCH, featuring the brands 18K rose gold bridges and main plate. The pusher at two o’clock operates the chronograph, while the one at four o’clock activates the rattrapante function. It has an exceptionally long power reserve of 80-hours, as well as the superb finishing F.P.Journe is so well known for.

Hublot Only Watch 2017Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch
Hublot brings its signature Big Bang Unico Sapphire to ONLY WATCH 2017. That is not all, as they do this together with Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth. Not only does the counter at nine o’clock features an image of the “Lightning Bolt,” which gets an even more literal sense in the shape of the chronographs central seconds hand, but the future owner of this Hublot will also get a signed T-shirt by the athlete, as well as a meet & greet.

MB&F Only Watch 2017

MB&F Horological Machine N°8 Only Watch
While any MB&F is already something special, their contribution to ONLY WATCH 2017 goes even further. It allows you to dive into the imaginary world of children thanks to the special sapphire crystal pane, which is engraved and metallised with the drawings of Cassandra Legendre, a very talented 15-year old. Based on her drawings engraver Olivier Kuhn also sculpted and elephant which is placed between the hour and minute display.

Louis Vuitton Only Watch

Louis Vuitton “Black & Fire” Escale Spin Time
With the “Black & Fire” Escale Spin Time does Louis Vuitton represent a stunning variety of their unique hour display feature. In red, yellow and orange it is a more than captivating watch, and it even comes with a trunk in Ardoise Taiga leather.

The unique watches of ONLY WATCH 2017 will be auctioned on Saturday, November 11th in Geneva by Christie’s.