ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From

ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From Sales & Auctions

ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From Sales & Auctions

We love the ONLY WATCH auction that takes place every other year in Monaco for the support of charity. Why do we love it? Well a range of participating watch brands produce totally unique watches that are auctioned off for charity (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy). The pieces are sometimes mere color variations on existing models, and sometimes they are radically new models that are production concepts or signs of things to come. In any event, they are all one-off pieces (with the exception of models that are “#1” in a limited edition). The brands do it for the massive media exposure and marketing opportunity.

UPDATE: See the aBlogtoWatch full list of Only Watch 2013 Watches.

2013 is the 5th edition of the Only Watch (administered and operated by auctioneer Antiquorum) auction and it will take place later in 2013 on September 28th. The participating brands will slowly release their Only Watch pieces until then. While more brands may be added later, here are the companies that we expect to see interesting timepieces from over the next several months:

  • Backes & Strauss
  • Bell & Ross
  • Blancpain
  • Breguet
  • Chanel
  • Chopard
  • ChronoSwiss
  • Christophe Claret
  • Corum
  • Cyrus
  • deLaCour
  • De Bethune
  • DeWitt
  • Franck Muller
  • Frédérique Constant
  • Girard Perregaux
  • Glasshütte Original
  • Harry Winston
  • Heritage Watch Manufactory
  • Hublot, Ikepod
  • Jaquet Droz
  • Ladoire
  • Laurent Ferrier
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Manufacture Royale
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Montblanc
  • Patek Philippe
  • Piaget
  • Richard Mille
  • Roger Dubuis
  • Armin Strom
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Not long ago, I visited the company’s atelier on the outskirts of La Chaux-de-Fonds, to view a observe I’ve had my eye on since it was launched at Baselworld 2014. The Jaquet Droz Rose Gold Replica Grande Seconde Quantiéme Ivory Enamel would be the extremely embodiment of elegance and grace. Its parentage is without the need of question, it could only be a kid in the Jaquet Droz workshops, wherever magnificent horological creations come in to the globe. The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Quantiéme Ivory Enamel is new, but quickly familiar. It harnesses numerous design and style codes synonymous using the brand, which during the 18th century created automata and pocket watches. While going to Jaquet Droz, I came across this attractive pocket observe. I spoke on the corporation and discovered the observe had come into their possession right after meeting a collector who had a pocket observe with an outdated and extremely uncommon signed Jaquet Droz motion.

  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vulcain
  • Zenith

That is a huge number of brands and you can compare them to the all the pieces from the Only Watch 2011 auction. We look forward to sharing with you the auction pieces as they trickle out leading up to the event in September of 2013. onlywatch.com