ONLY WATCH 2021 WORLD TOUR KICKS OFF IN MONACO ON THE MONACO YACHT SHOW IN THE PRESENCE OF PARTICIPATING BRANDS.
CHRISTIE’S DUBAI WILL BE THE FIRST STOP FOR ONLY WATCH 2021 WORLD TOUR
30 SEPTEMBER TO 3 OCTOBER 2021
STAKES ARE ESPECIALLY HIGH FOR THIS 9TH EDITION OF THE ICONIC BIENNIAL CHARITY AUCTION AS CLINICAL TRIALS ARE TO BE LAUNCHED EARLY 2022. AND THE SENTIMENT IS UNANIMOUS: THE 2021 COLLECTION IS UNIQUELY BREATHTAKING AND PLACES THE UPCOMING AUCTION UNDER PARTICULARLY GOOD OMENS.
AFTER MONACOTHE ONLY WATCH WORLD TOUR FEATURING THE 55 ONE-OFF CREATIONS DONATED BY SOME OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS, DESIRABLE AND EXCLUSIVE BRANDS IN THE WORLD WILL STOP IN DUBAI,TOKYO, SINGAPORE, HONG KONG,AND MACAU BEFORE THE AUCTION AT PALEXPO IN GENEVA ON 6 NOVEMBER 2021.
WORLDWIDE-It’s off to the races for Only Watch 2021! They all came together at the Monaco Yacht Show today in support of a great cause and to share in the simple delight of being part of something that keeps on getting more and more unifying with each new edition: brand CEOs, their representatives, independent watchmakers, the international press and the large community of Friends of Only Watch attended the presentation of the 53 lots(55 watches)that will be auctioned at Palexpo in Geneva – and online all over the world – on 6 November 2021.
“This is the 9thedition of Only Watch and the magic that brings good people and beautiful things around a meaningful causeis every bit as intense as the first time. It’s both wonderful and humbling to see how this initiative has grown over the years and that we are making a difference. So far, thanks to the commitment of the amazing brands and people behind them, we have been able to raise more than 70 million eurosfor the quest of a cure on neuromuscular diseases. Like I’ve always said, time is of the essence, and this year the phrase takes on a new meaning as clinical trials for a treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy are on track to begin in 2022. And the 2021 vintage and its 53 lots reflects this importance of the stakes,” says Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy), Founder/Organizer of Only Watch
Remy Julia,Senior Watch Specialist and Director of Christie’s Watches Dubai, commented: “Christie’s Dubai is thrilled to be the first destination for the Only Watch 2021 tour, giving the Middle East region the premiere opportunity to see the pieces in person. We look forward to welcoming both seasoned collectors and emerging watch enthusiasts to our offices in DIFC from 30 September to 3 October 2021, especially given that the eyes of the world will be on the UAE due to the opening of Expo 2020 during the same timeframe.”
“Only Watch has been instrumental in uniting the industry and inspiring watchmakers to create unique high-calibre timepieces supporting this initiative. Driven by the passion of Luc Pettavino, Only Watch has contributed significantly to researching and advocating for this worthy cause over eight editions. We are humbled to contribute towards Only Watch 2021 in partnership with Christie’s and look forward to showcasing the timepieces to our clients.” said Mohammed AbdulmagiedSeddiqi, Chief Commercial Officer, Ahmed Seddiqi& Sons.
Ready to rock – the Only Watch World Tour
After the Monaco Yacht Show concludes on 25 September, the collection of 55 one-off marvels will go on the now legendary world tour that precedes the main event, the auction in Geneva.
This year, while the collection will be on view at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva from 4 to 6 November, the auction will be held at Palexpo Geneva on 6 November 2021 at 2 PM, as well as online and on the telephone, as per usual.
After Monaco, the stars can be viewed up close at special exhibitionson the following dates and locations:
Dubai 30 September – 3 October Christie’s
Tokyo 8-10 October Christie’s
Singapore 15-20 October Malmaison by the Hour Glass
Hong Kong 25-27 October Christie’s
Macau 28 October Macau TimePiece Museum
Geneva 4-6 November Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues
Clinical trials begin in 2022
Only Watch has come a long way since the 1st edition in 2005. Thanks to the generosity of the watchmakers, donors, partners, and the extraordinary international press coverage, this fantastic altruistic impulse has permitted to raise more than 70 million Euros to date.
Today, clinical trials are on track to start in 2022! Thanks to the funds, scientists have been able to dive into the heart of cells in order to accelerate the knowledge of genetic diseases; to understand the dysfunctions they involve; to initiate the lengthy correction process; and to relentlessly advance towards therapies thanks to the pioneering techniques they have learned and developed.
To have come so far in such a short time in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophyis a testimonial to the power behind the idea of Only Watch and that spirit is what drives everybody who is involved, from the researchers to the patients, from the watchmakers to the collectors, from the media to the many partners.
All of us at Only Watch express our heartfelt thanks to Christie’s for contributing their expertise and resources towards the success of Only Watch, to Ferrari Expeditions for taking charge of all the complex logistics involved, to our many partners and to the international media for putting the fight against muscular dystrophy center stage.Here are the brands participating in Only Watch 2021 as well as the names of those who have collaborated on theseone-offtimepieces:
AKRIVIA – ANDERSEN GENÈVE x EDWARD SEXTON – ARMIN STROM – ARTYA x JOHN MC LAUGHLIN – ATELIER DE CHRONOMETRIE – AUDEMARS PIGUET – BALTIC – BELL&ROSS – BLANCPAIN – BOUCHERON – BOVET 1822 – BREGUET – BULGARI – CARL F. BUCHERER – CHANEL – CHARLES GIRARDIER – CHOPARD – CYRUS GENÈVE – CZAPEK GENÈVE– D.CANDAUX x 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
For visuals and descriptions of the Only Watch 2021 collection:onlywatch.com.
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