We continue to highlight a few of our favorite watches from among the more than sixty watchmakers that have created timepieces for the Only Watch charity auction, which commences Sunday, November 5, in Geneva. Christie’s will auction these incredible one-of-a-kind watches to raise funds that benefit research in the battle against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
While you may have seen a few of the watches set for auction earlier this year when Only Watch announced them, we thought you’d enjoy seeing many of these impressive designs again just ahead of the event.
The watches are currently touring the globe. After concluding their U.S. visit at Christie’s in New York on September 17, the tour will visit Monaco next, followed by stops in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dubai and back in Geneva. See the Only Watch website for tour dates and details.
In this post we highlight the entry from Gérald Genta.
In its first participation in Only Watch, Gérald Genta unveils a minute repeater watch with Disney’s Mickey Mouse. The watch represents the first time a Gérald Genta watch combines a minute repeater complication with a minute retrograde displayed by an animated Mickey Mouse.
The octagonal 40mm white gold watch features a enamel grand feu gold dial with champlevé with an enameled figure of Mickey Mouse indicating the time and holding a birthday cake with one hand to celebrate Disney’s 100th anniversary and the 10th edition of Only Watch.
Mickey’s right arm is animated and displays the minute retrograde on an arch from 0 to 60; a display shows the jumping hour.
From the back an observer can admire an all-new Manufacture caliber GG-001 developed and manufactured at La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton under the supervision of Michel Navas and Enrico Barbasini. Both watchmakers have worked with Mr. Genta himself. A red ruby cabochon is crimped into the winding & time-setting crown at 3 o’clock.
Estimate: CHF 350,000 – 500,000