2017 Only Watch charity auction
Every two years, watch enthusiasts wait with bated breath as major brands get together and unveil unique timepieces created specially for Only Watch, a biennial charity auction of unique timepieces for the benefit of research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy — a fatal muscle disease. This year, 49 one-of-a-kind watches will hit the auction block on 11 November in Geneva. One hundred per cent of the proceeds, estimated to fetch USD3.9 million at Christie’s, will go to the research funds. From Monaco to New York and Dubai, the watches will go on a world tour that will allow collectors to view the unique horological creations. Here’s a preview with some of our favourite entries.