For the fourth time in row, Louis Vuitton will participate to the famous Only Watch charity auction. For this year’s event, the brand is offering a unique Tambour Spin time Regatta watch, specially adapted for this purpose. Designed by LV creative team in colaboration with young Paul Pettavino, son of the President of the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophies, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and it is research towards a cure for this disease which proceeds of the event go to support.
Every detail has been chosen or designed by Paul such as change from the usual orange colour into a blue and red colour watch, as well as the gold boat on the watch which is hand engraved and covered with enamel. This unique piece comes in the painted Louis Vuitton Damier canvas trunk. A message signed by the young boy is also stuffed inside.
In 2010, Louis Vuitton offered an innovative and playful way of reading the time with the Tambour Spin Time collection. Its secret: the hours are revealed by rotating cubes. Last year, these are replaced with five red Spin Time cubes. By activating regatta mode with the pusher at eight o’clock, the mode window at noon turns red and features the word “regatta”. At the same time, five red cubes appear along the periphery of the dial, and when you start the chronograph by pressing the pusher at two o’clock, you begin this countdown where, each minute, one cube will turn from red back to blue to signal that an additional minute has elapsed.
This Only Watch version will go on sale in September along with its damier Ebene canvas with a hand painted unique Louis Vuitton logo surrounded by white ropes.
New Hublot Red’n’Black Skeleton Tourbillon watch is the first scratch-resistant 18K gold in history of Hublot. The watch is bright red in tribute to the red of Monaco for the 5 edition of the Only Watch auctions, which will be held in Monaco on 28 September 2013.
It is fitted on a Classic Fusion 45 mm in diameter and it comes with polished and satin-finished black ceramic case houses a fully skeleton-worked tourbillon movement with an assertively elegant and contemporary design. It features a 5-day power reserve, and was developed and manufactured entirely by the Hublot Manufacture watchmakers.
In a little nod to the new red ceramic, the tourbillon has been enhanced on the sapphire dial by a little anodised red aluminium ring, while the black alligator strap has been stitched with red thread onto black rubber, making it as flexible as ever and a pleasure to wear.
The watch is water resistance 3 ATM, i.e. approx. 30 metres with the movement MHUB6010.H1.1, Hand-Wound Skeleton Tourbillon Manufacture Movement. It has 155 components, including 19 jewels and Clasp Black PVD steel deployant buckle.
The auction featured a collection of 40 timepieces created specifically for the auction from the top brands in the Swiss watch industry. The pieces went on a world tour to Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Los Angeles, New York, Milan, Geneva and Monaco prior to the sale.
As par for the course in the timepiece auction world, a Patek Phillipe attracted the highest bid of the evening for its Ref. 3939. Patek Philippe Manually wound wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon, fetched the highest amount at the Only Watch 2011 and was sold for magnificent price of $1.9 Million. The watch features a black enamel dial with white gold Breguet numerals, a stainless steel Patek Philippe prong buckle, and three interchangeable stainless steel solid case back. The watch with a 33mm diameter was presented in along with a Certificate of Origin, a certificate of unique piece and a rate accuracy certificate.
The Only Watch Patek Philippe Tourbillon
The list of the 40 watches for 2011 Only Watch auction with their estimate:
Lot 1 : Audemars Piguet, Jules Audemars. Estimate € 35.000 to € 45.000. Result € 38.000.
Lot 2 : Bell & Ross, BR01 Casino. Estimate € 20.000 to € 40.000. Result € 18.000.
Lot 3 : Blancpain, Villeret. Estimate € 45.000 to € 65.000. Result € 42.000.
Lot 4 : Bernhard Lederer, Gagarin Tourbillon. Estimate € 200.000 to € 300.000. Result € 300.000.
Lot 5 : Bovet, Amadeo Dragon & Phoenix. Estimate € 180.000 to € 220.000. Result € 70.000.
Lot 6 : Breguet, Grande Comlication. Estimate € 80.000 to € 120.000. Result € 120.000.
Lot 7 : Celcius, X VI II. Estimate € 40.000 to € 60.000. Result € 75.000.
Lot 8 : Chanel, J12 Marine. Estimate € 15.000 to € 20.000. Result € 21.000.
Lot 9 : Chaumet, Dandy Arty. Estimate € 10.000 to € 15.000. Result € 4.500.
Lot 10 : Chopard, L.U.C. Engine One. Estimate € 50.000 to € 70.000. Result € 35.000.
Lot 11 : Corum, Golden Bridge. Estimate € 55.000 to € 70.000. Result € 50.000.
Lot 12 : Cyrus, Klepcys. Estimate € 70.000 to € 90.000. Result € 62.000.
Lot 13 : De Bethune, 08-01-1297 DB25 . Estimate € 100.000 to € 150.000. Result € 80.000.
Lot 14 : de La Cour, Mourinho City Ego. Estimate € 15.000 to € 25.000. Result € 7.500.
Lot 15 : DeWitt, Concept watch No. 3 X-Watch. Estimate € 350.000 to € 500.000. Result € 410.000.
Lot 16 : Franck Muller, Crazy Hours. Estimate € 20.000 to € 40.000. Result € 44.000.
Lot 17 : Frederique Constant, Family Set of Four. Estimate € 13.000 to € 18.000. Result € 22.000.
Lot 18 : Girard-Perregaux, “WW.TC” Titanium Oxide. Estimate € 25.000 to € 45.000. Result € 29.000.
Lot 19 : Glashütte Original, Senator Chronometer. Estimate € 30.000 to € 50.000. Result € 37.000.
Lot 20 : Harry Winston, Midnight GMT Tourbillon. Estimate € 200.000 to € 250.000. Result € 160.000.
Lot 21 : Hermes, Arceau Le Temps Suspendu. Estimate € 30.000 to € 40.000. Result € 27.000.
Lot 22 : Hublot, Oceanographic 4000. Estimate € 30.000 to € 40.000. Result € 33.000.
Lot 23 : Ikepod, Hour Glass. Estimate € 15.000 to € 25.000. Result € 23.000.
Lot 24 : Jaquet Droz, Petite Heure Minute Monaco. Estimate € 30.000 to € 40.000. Result € 32.000.
Lot 25 : Laurent Ferrier, Prototype. Estimate € 25.000 to € 35.000. Result € 31.000.
Lot 26 : Louis Vuitton, Tambour Diving II Chronograph. Estimate € 40.000 to € 60.000. Result € 26.000.
Lot 27 : Maurice Lacroix, Masterpiece Roue Carée Seconde. Estimate € 8.000 to € 12.000. Result € 11.000.
Lot 28 : MB&F, HM4 Thunderbolt Flying Panda. Estimate € 170.000 to € 230.000. Result € 170.000.
Lot 29 : Montblanc, Coll. Villeret 1958 Vintage Pulsograph. Estimate € 40.000 to € 50.000. Result € 30.000.
Lot 30 : Patek Philippe, Ref. 3939. Estimate € 450.000 to € 650.000. Result € 1.400.000.
Lot 31 : Piaget, Altiplano Skeleton. Estimate € 25.000 to € 35.000. Result € 54.000.
Lot 32 : Richard Mille, RM 027 Tourbillon Rafael Nadal. Estimate € 400.000 to € 600.000. Result € 510.000.
Lot 33 : Romain Jerome, Rock the Rock DNA. Estimate € 10.000 to € 12.000. Result € 11.000.
Lot 34 : TAG Heuer, Monaco Mikrograph 1/100th. Estimate € 50.000 to € 70.000. Result € 44.000.
Lot 35 : Ulysse Nardin, Freak Diavolo. Estimate € 75.000 to € 100.000. Result € 125.000.
Lot 36 : Urwerk, UR-103 Phoenix. Estimate € 70.000 to € 90.000. Result € 55.000.
Lot 37 : Vacheron Constantin, Metiers d’Art. Estimate € 80.000 to € 120.000. Result € 90.000.
Lot 38 : Van Cleef & Arpels, Poetic Complication. Estimate € 100.000 to € 150.000. Result € 215.000.
Lot 39 : Vulcain, Skeleton Cricket. Estimate € 25.000 to € 45.000. Result € 11.500.
Lot 40 : Zenith, Set of 2 Captain Chronograph. Estimate € 25.000 to € 30.000. Result € 20.000.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco at Only Watch 2011 Charity Auction
One-of-a-kind Breguet Reveil Musical WatchBrequet has launched a new one-of-a-kind Reveil Musical watch, created specially for Only Watch 2011. This edition the musical timepiece comes after its 1st musical watch introduced last year.
This new Brequet watch is created in 18 karat white gold and measures 48mm width and 16.3 mm depth chassis. It has an automatic mechanical movement and musical notes engraved around the case. A patented music box-type mechanism enables this watch to play an equally unique tune, Castle in the sky, either on demand or at a pre-set time. The dial of the watch depicts a child whose hand is reaching out to an adult hand, a symbolic gesture of the inter-generational solidarity and support for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to Breguet. Its back side is engraved with the Piece Unique inscription.
Frederique Constant Family Set for Only Watch 2011 Charity AuctionFrederique Constant, the Swiss luxury watchmaker is again taking part in the Only Watch 2011 auction to be held in Monte-Carlo on 22 September, under the high patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco. Participating for the third year, Frederique Constant will be donating a Unique Family Set of Unique Pieces to the auction. This set consists of four timepieces, one for each member of a family.
The Maxime Manufacture Automatic with its 18-carat pink gold with a silver sunray and brown leather strap will be ideal for the father, while the new, supremely elegant Amour Heart Beat Ladies Automatic watch in 18-carat pink gold with vanilla finish will seduce all mothers alike. The son gets the Frederique Constant Juniora Chronograph sporting a silver dial and an eye-catching red hour markers and the daughter can dazzle in Frederique Constant Juniora Lady embedded in steel with a diamond–set bezel.
Ulysse Nardin Freak Diavolo Only WatchUlysse Nardin, the Swiss Watch Manufacture presents the Freak Diavolo Only Watch, a progression of the groundbreaking 2001 Freak. Named after its devilish exterior, with its horns and black cloak-like backdrop, the Freak Diavolo Only Watch is the cleverest of timepiece creations.
The Freak Diavolo Only Watch is equipped with twelve Arabic numerals. The specific curiosity getter using the show is recognised getting a tourbillon mechanism, featured at 8 o’clock. It incorporates a patented hairspring, designed of silicum. The identical materials is employed within production using the great majority using the escapement. The Freak Diavolo’s frequency of 4 Hz (28’800 A/h) in association with its 8 mg*cm2 inertia balance wheel make this instrument exceptional, as no other tourbillon is regulated by such a powerful oscillator and benefits from such a long power reserve (more than eight days). The style is shipped in the 44.5mm stainless metal case. It attributes an engraving on its part as well as a plate with an Only Watch inscription at 6 o’clock.
Bell & Ross BR01 Casino Pink Gold Watch is exclusive creation for Only Watch charity auctionas a tribute to the famous Casino of Monaco, where Only Watch organizes their fourth charity gala to benefit and raise funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
BR01 Casino Pink Gold Watch has a 46mm case crafted from 18k pink gold and black PVD-finished stainless steel. Its front side is equipped with an anti-reflective sapphire crystal glass. A casino roulette wheel is faithfully reproduced in the center of the watch and is perfectly integrated into the square case of the iconic Bell And Ross BR01. It consists of three black concentric disks with a pink gold finish. Three different markers are employed by the display. A numeral 0 on the wheel represents hours, the roulette ball presents the minutes and the centre mechanism indicates seconds. The case is built to be water-resistant to 100 meters.