Wednesday 22 November 2017

Christie's named auctioneer of prestegious Only Watch

GENEVA, July 6, 2017

Christie’s will be the auctioneer of choice for Only Watch 2017, organized by L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, offering 49 timepieces on November 11 at the Four Seasons – Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva.

All 49 watches are now revealed and can be consulted under

Participating brands include Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross and Blancpain, among many others.

Only Watch is bringing together the most renowned houses as well as independent brands expressing, through variations of exceptional timepieces, their creativity and willingness to help and support a very good cause. In 2017, a new emphasis will be placed on unique experiences and collaborations offered by some of the brands alongside their watches.

Under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Only Watch is the world’s foremost charity auction entirely devoted to the research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2005, more than €26 million ($29.4 million) have been raised to finance research in this field.

"Only Watch 2017 is a time for all parts of the watch world to come together and celebrate all that is good about the modern watch industry: innovation, technical know-how, creativity, and most importantly the desire to give back to the global community in this exceptional charity event. Christie's is honored to be a partner in this monumental auction and looks forward to providing a globe stage to exhibit and present Only Watch 2017", said John Reardon, International head of Christie’s Watch department.

Ahead of the auction in November, the 49 pieces will be exhibited throughout the world. The tour kicks off at the Monaco Yacht Show from September 27 until 30, followed by:

Bangkok            October 02-03      
Singapore         October 05-06
Dubai                 October 09-11              
Hong Kong       October 23-24
Taipei                 October 26-27
New York           October 29-30
Los Angeles     November 01-02           
Geneva              November 09-11

All proceeds of the auction will be entirely donated to scientific and medical research on neuromuscular diseases in general and on Duchenne muscular dystrophy in particular. Thanks to many loyal partners, who graciously bring their know-how and support towards Only Watch, all auction proceeds will be submitted for research matters. - TradeArabia News Service                                                                      

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