e now know the list of brands that will participate in this year’s Only Watch, an event that has become a must on the watchmaking scene. The charity auction, which will be the ninth edition since 2005, aims to raise funds for research against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Lots from 54 brands will be sold on this occasion, under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies . To date, Only Watch has raised more than 70 million euros for this cause, thanks to the generosity of the watchmaking community.
On the research side, scientists have been able to dive into the heart of cells in order to accelerate the knowledge of genetic diseases; to highlight and understand the dysfunctions they involve; to initiate the lengthy correction process; and to advance with patience and determination towards therapies thanks to the pioneering techniques they have learned and developed.
Today, the researchers who Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies support have reached the promising stage of preparation for a first clinical trial in 2022, with the reasonable hope of changing the lives of thousands of young people and families.
In the weeks preceding the auction, the watches will be presented to the public, media, and horological enthusiasts, during a promotional tour that will start on 22 September in Monaco, at the Monaco Yacht Show, and will end in Geneva on 6 November.
The lots will be auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s, for the third consecutive time, on 6 November 2021, at 2pm (Geneva time), at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues.
Here is the list of watch brands participating in Only Watch 2021, as well as the names of those who have collaborated to create some of these unique timepieces:
AKRIVIA - ANDERSEN GENÈVE x EDWARD SEXTON – ARMIN STROM – ARTYA x JOHN MCLAUGHLIN – ATELIER DE CHRONOMETRIE – AUDEMARS PIGUET – BALTIC – BELL&ROSS – BLANCPAIN – BOUCHERON – BOVET 1822 – BREGUET - BULGARI - CARL F. BUCHERER – CHANEL – CHARLES GIRARDIER – CHOPARD – CYRUS GENÈVE – CZAPEK – D.CANDAUX x MIKKI SATURNO - DE BETHUNE x VOUTILAINEN - F.P.JOURNE x FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA – FABERGE - FREDERIQUE CONSTANT - GIRARD-PERREGAUX x BAMFORD WATCH DEPARTMENT – H. MOSER & CIE – HERMÈS - HUBLOT - JACOB&CO – JAQUET DROZ - KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN - KRAYON - LAURENT FERRIER - LOUIS MOINET – LOUIS VUITTON – LUDOVIC BALLOUARD - MAURICE LACROIX – MB&F – MONTBLANC – MORITZ GROSSMANN - PATEK PHILIPPE – PERRELET – REBELLION TIMEPIECES – RESERVOIR - RICHARD MILLE – ROMAIN GAUTHIER – SPEAKE-MARIN – TAG HEUER - TRILOBE x DANIEL BUREN - TUDOR – ULYSSE NARDIN - URWERK - ZENITH x FELIPE PANTONE