In the first in­stal­ment of a new watches col­umn, for which a range of afi­ciona­dos will write on sub­jects close to their hearts, Hong Kong watch col­lec­tor Win­ston Koo high­lights an im­por­tant char­ity event and unique op­por­tu­nity for col­lec­tors

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Since its in­cep­tion in 2005, Only Watch has be­come the pre­mier in­ter­na­tional watch­mak­ing char­ity event, rais­ing funds for re­search into Duchenne mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy, a rare ge­netic dis­ease that cru­elly strikes down chil­dren and young adults. Watch­mak­ers do­nate strictly one-off pieces, or the first piece in a se­ries, for auc­tion at the bi­en­nial event, which takes place in Geneva on Novem­ber 11. The 49 time­pieces do­nated for this year’s auc­tion rep­re­sent a cross­sec­tion of the in­dus­try’s style and in­no­va­tion, and I be­lieve the fol­low­ing eight ex­am­ples will garner the keen­est bid­ding. The buy­ers will be help­ing make the world a bet­ter place as they add re­mark­able time­pieces to their col­lec­tions. Christie’s will be con­duct­ing the auc­tion for the first time, and prior to the event will be bring­ing the watches to key Asian cities for view­ing. Stops in­clude Bangkok, Sin­ga­pore, Hong Kong and Taipei.

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