The following are the seven pieces that will complete IW’s ongoing Only Watch coverage, which commenced several weeks ago. Each one-of-a-kind watch has an unusual twist guaranteed to attract bidders to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, this year slated for November 11 at Christie’s in Geneva. For the complete list visit http://www.onlywatch.com/the-watches.
We suggest you make plans now to visit one of the eight Only Watch 2017 world tour stops, where all the timepieces we’ve pictured for you will be on display–for two days at each location. In addition to visiting cities in Europe and Asia, the Only Watch 2017 preview tour will stop at the Christie’s office in New York on October 29-30 and at Westime (Sunset location) in Los Angeles on November 1-2. For a complete list tour locations, see http://www.onlywatch.com/the-world-tour/.
Czapek & Cie has created the Quai des Bergues N°25ter “Courage every second” with a special dial that pays tribute to the children and their families fighting against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the focus of this charity auction. The watch is based on a 1850s Czapek timepiece. Only Watch auction estimate: $12,500 – $21,000.
The DB1318-OW2017 is based on the emblematic architecture of the Yacht Club de Monaco by Foster and Partners, a symbolic centerpiece of Monaco's remodeled harbor front. The manually wound caliber 1318-020, with a ratchet-free winding wheel, powers the mineral glass and titanium timepiece, which melds contemporary design and horological craftsmanship. Only Watch auction estimate: $62,000 - $93,000.
Jacob & Co.
This new Epic X Chrono Only Watch 2017 features a 47mm case and the JCAA05 skeletonized self-winding chronograph caliber. The timepiece was created with a rotating inner bezel that is controlled by the yellow rubber crown at 10 o’clock, which will set a countdown timer. Only Watch auction estimate: $21,000 - $26,000
This exclusive Predator 2.0 Regulator Power Reserve was created in partnership with Rebellion ambassador and world champion racing driver Sebastien Buemi, and it will be auctioned with a pair of his signed racing gloves. The 48mm watch is manufactured with high-tech racing materials, like compressed carbon fiber, and decorated with Sebastien Buemi’s lucky color, yellow. Only Watch auction estimate: $39,000 - $57,000
Ressence, in collaboration with Hodinkee, is presenting the TYPE 12 OW with an open dial and 41mm sintered titanium case. (Sintering is the process of compacting and forming a solid mass of material by laser heat.) Inside is the patented ROCS 1 caliber. Only Watch auction estimate: $21,000 - $25,000.
The Resilience Love Life was developed in collaboration with Speake-Marin ambassador Pierce Brosnan. The 38mm timepiece belongs to the J-Class collection, here in red gold with the inscription “Love Life” on its dial. The actor’s signature is on the back of the dial. Only Watch auction estimate: $21,000 - $31,000.
A unique balance-spring system has been used to equip the Voutilainen 28S: the outside is a typical Breguet overcoil, while the inner terminal follows the less common Grossmann principle. The 39mm titanium watch is powered by the Vingt-8 in-house movement. Only Watch auction estimate: $57,000 - $88,000.