The biennial charity auction is back! Luc Pettavino’s Only Watch auction is set to take place November 9th at Christie's Geneva. At the auction, 52 unique novelties from some of the world's brightest watchmakers. From Patek Philippe to Akrivia, this year's Only Watch auction is on course to beat 2017's record-breaking haul of over $12 million dollars.

The best part? It's all for a good cause — the Monegasque Association against Muscular dystrophy (AMM). Pettavino is a co-founder of the charity and has been working tirelessly since 2001 to fund and help find therapeutic Solutions for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. A condition that afflicted his son Paul, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 21.

The Unforgettable Lots And Thierry Stern’s Reaction To Setting A New World Record

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First, the biggest headline out of Switzerland, the 2019 edition of the Only Watch charity auction brought in a whopping 38,593,000 CHF! All for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. In a rare moment of unity, the watch industry united for a good cause. In the end, 50 brands participated by donating a unique piece to the charity auction. You can learn more about the unique pieces on Watchonista’s Dedicated Only Watch Page.

Q & A With Luc Pettavino, Founder Of The Legendary Charity Auction

It's a biennial mecca for watch collectors and the brands that feed their insatiable appetites for evermore rare timepieces. It also has a higher purpose - providing financial support for crucial medical research into finding a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a disorder that causes progressive muscular weakness. Only Watch is coming up on its eighth edition, to be held on November 9th in Geneva. Since its inception, none other that HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco has been actively involved in guaranteeing the auction’s runaway success…

Davide Cerrato Talks Us Through The 1858 Split Second Chronograph

We spoke with Montblanc’s Managing Director of Watches Davide Cerrato to learn more about the brand’s Only Watch 2019 unique piece — the Montblanc 1858 Split Seconds Chronograph with a titanium case and blue agate dial…

Hot Sellers: Our Predictions For The Top Lots Of Only Watch 2019

Every two years, the Only Watch charity auction is held in support of the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The cause is a noble one, and the money raised is vital for funding research against this still incurable disease. However, it is also an opportunity to gauge the desirability of watch brands. Here are the high expectations of the 2019 edition of Only Watch…

First Pictures - The De Bethune x Urwerk Moon Satellite

When the watches for the Only Watch charity auction were revealed earlier this year, only one piece was still only presented as a sketch – the model designed jointly by De Bethune and Urwerk. Last week, Watchonista got to see the fruits of this alliance, both aesthetic and mechanical, and can now offer you the first exclusive images of this "genetic mutation" of watchmaking…

Ferdinand Berthoud Offers A Star In The Night

Since the launch of its first FB1 model in 2015, Chronométrie Ferdinand Berthoud has increasingly established its name in the world of high-end watchmaking. Specifically, the line’s unique case design that was inspired by the master watchmaker's 18th-century marine clocks, its technicality, and its exemplary chronometry make it a sought-after prize for the most attentive collectors…

A Look At The Speake-Marin London Chronograph Only Watch

The Only Watch charity auction is a highpoint in the watchmaking calendar — a biennial opportunity for brands to be both creative and serve a noble cause. Speake-Marin is participating for the third time with an unexpected pattern. Christelle Rosnoblet, CEO of the brand, explains her motivation…

In-Depth With The Highly Complicated F.P.Journe Astronomic Blue

Highly complicated timepieces are rarely released today. Yet for Only Watch 2019, François-Paul Journe brought together the best of what mechanical watchmaking can offer to tell the mysteries of the heavens via poetry and music. Bravo!

In-Depth With The Unique Ulysse Nardin - Exo-Skeleton X

At Ulysse Nardin, innovation is second nature. It becomes even more significant when it carries meaning. The unique Exo-Skeleton X, created for the eight edition of the Only Watch charity auction, demonstrates this perfectly…

Our Five Favorite Watches, All For A Good Cause

Only Watch is back this November 9th at Hotel des Bergues in Geneva with the support of Christie's. Every two years, brands challenge their creativity to create unique timepieces to be sold at the charity auction. With 99% of the net proceeds going directly to research and raising awareness of Duchene Muscular Dystrophy. Here’s a look at five of our favorite watches from this year’s edition…

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El Primero A386 ONLY WATCH

The Watches of Only Watch 2019

Astronomic Blue: Constructing the Tantalum Case

F.P.Journe Astronomic Blue Prototype

FB 1 "Night Star" - Only Watch unique piece

CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked Only Watch Unique Piece 2019

Breguet Type 20 Chronograph - Only Watch 2019

ONLY WATCH 2019 Récital 23 «Hope»

Tom & T-Rex, a co-creation between MB&F and L'Epée 1839 for Only Watch

Ulysse Nardin | Exo-Skeleton X

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