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
  • The Roger Dubuis Excalibur Aventador S is the first watch dedicated for this new venture, coming in two variations, available in limited runs of 88 and 8 bits, respectively. For some reason they’re both called exactly the same — Excalibur Aventador S — even though differences in their use of substances for both the case and motion imply they aren’t just two colour variations of the same thing.The movement architecture is the frequent theme between the two Excalibur Aventador S watches: known as the Duotor, avid fans of Roger Dubuis or ultra high-end watchmaking will recognize both by the pictures and the title how this is a spin on the absolutely insane and equally famous quadruple-balance wheel Quatuor (hands-on here). The Roger Dubuis Duotor movement is a nerd-fest made to match the awe-inspiring sophistication of a Lamborghini engine, no less. Two equilibrium wheels have been set up in a 90° angle — mimicking the V-layout of the cylinders in a car engine. The balance wheels are independently tuned so you runs faster and the other slower compared to an ideal 0 seconds per day speed and are attached using a differential (like the back wheels of a vehicle) in order that their prices have been averaged out.ance wheels.The nerd-fest is far from over: the differential is accompanied by a remontoir d’egalité, which can be a first for Roger Dubuis and is responsible for creating the jumping progress of the central seconds hand.

  • 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
  • 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.