8 World’s Top Watches Collected For Charity

This event is held every two years. The top watch brands provide unique watches as auction items. The funds raised will be used to support the treatment of ‘Duchenne muscular atrophy’ researching. Before the official auction, the organizers will organize tour shows around the world. On September 3rd and 5th of this year, the tour shows will be held in Shanghai and Beijing respectively, and the final auction will be held in Monaco on September 23. Prior to this, we specially selected 8 major brands of customized works to present to you, to applaud the charity together. Patek Philippe Minute Repeat Tourbillon Watch (Ref. 3939 For Only Watch)
Following last year’s special Nautilas titanium watch, a sports watch that can be worn outside a tuxedo, Patek Philippe once again integrated its low-profile appearance with complex functions on the 2011 Only Watch. This Ref.3939for Only Watch dial is black and calm and mysterious. Its black and white color tone erases all the decorative colors. The movement expresses its enthusiasm for supporting charity with exquisite handicraft. For such a complicated three-question tourbillon watch, Patek Philippe chose an all-steel case very low-key. In the pure and simple, to show the determination to work hard for a common goal.
Chanel J12 Marine 18K Rose Gold Watch
Chanel’s tailor-made watch for the 2011 ‘Only Watch’ is taken from the classic J12 series. It is made of 18K rose gold with black sandblasted high-tech precision ceramics. The total weight of 18K rose gold is 81.62 grams, including the case. , Bezel, dial, crown and buckle. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement with a power reserve of 42 hours. One-way rotatable bezel with grooved design and black ceramic ring cast with 60-minute graduation. Water-resistant to 300 meters.
Blancpain Villeret Collection
Traditional watchmaking craftsmanship is Blancpain’s most respected value. At the Baselworld 2011, 5 limited edition watches created by watchmaker Leb Hasuw are even more amazing. At this charity auction, the creative team of Lebu Hassou tailored a unique Villeret pattern watch for Only Watch. Its dial and 12 hour, hour and minute hands are fired in large fire enamel. In contrast to the simple appearance is the gorgeous movement decoration. In order to give the sculpting master Mary Lowry-Taburi ample creative space, Blancpain chose the 15B movement with a thicker splint. As a result, the winner of the 2011 ‘French Craftsman Award’ created a typical Monaco scroll showing the ‘Monaco Giant Rock and its Hinterland’ between square inches.
Audemars Piguet
Jules Audemars Gstaad Classic Special Edition Watch In recent years, Jules Audemars Chronograph is the most successful watch in the Audemars Piguet series: the dial design was inspired by the 1920s, with a strong Retro colors. The prototype model features a creamy white glaze dial with classic peach-shaped hour and double willow minute hands, and all chronograph hands are cutout Breguet hands. At the same time, the arrangement of the chronograph outer ring and small chronograph dial follows the visual effect of classical chronographs, especially the moment when the slender chronograph hands swept through each scale accurately. For the 2011 Only Watch, Audemars Piguet specially adopted the combination of ‘brown inner ring surface with special-shaped leather strap’ to attract the eyes of collectors around the world and bring hope to children in need around the world.
Harry Winston Silent Night Tourbillon World Time
Harry Winston specially presented the Quiet Night World Tourbillon watch for Only Watch. The three arches on the bezel are special. This design is inspired by the door of the flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. . The platinum case is made for Only Watch, and the atmospheric 45mm case is equipped with a two-way winding automatic mechanical movement. The ruthenium-plated dial is masculine and the 110-hour power reserve allows all complex functions to run in an orderly manner. The tourbillon device at the 6 o’clock position has a small second display, and the second time zone display at the 9 o’clock position has a day / night indicator. The 11 o’clock position window shows the city corresponding to the second time zone, including Monaco, which was specially added to commemorate the Only Watch event.
Zenith Commander Chronograph Collection Left Hand Special Edition Watch
Zenith presented two unique left-hand watch models at the Only Watch auction. Why use this reverse design? Just like Da Vinci, one in ten people in the world are left-handed, and in some countries and regions, the proportion is even 1/4. These two watches are designed for them. The commander’s chronograph is in a K gold case and is equipped with an El Primero movement-the most representative movement of Zenith. It was first introduced in 1969 and is known for its precision. The secret lies in the rhythm of the balance wheel: it vibrates 10 times per second, while other movements vibrate up to 8 times per second. This also makes the El Primero movement firmly rooted in the field of high-frequency high-end watches.
Vacheron Constantin Master Enamel Painted Flying Pigeon Watch
This watch manufactured by Vacheron Constantin specially for the 2011 Only Watch reproduces the outstanding craftsmanship of the Métiers d’Art series. Its design is inspired by the paintings of the famous Dutch sculptor and painter Escher (1898-1972). He is also the world’s most famous master of ‘illusion graphics’. The dial made of red and white transparent enamel perfectly reflects his style: interlocking inlays like puzzles and checkers, forming a vivid and three-dimensional Dove flying illustration, symbolizing the care for children. And red and white are also the main colors of Only Watch. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement model 2460 developed by Vacheron Constantin and has the Geneva mark.
Piaget Altiplano Black Special Edition Skeleton Watch
The development of new movements has always been the best proof of Piaget’s innovative spirit. Ultra-thin movements that incorporate creative ingenuity are even more famous, such as the ingenious 838P skeleton mechanical movement. At this year’s Only Watch 2011 charity auction, Piaget donated a black PVD-treated Altiplano skeleton watch for the first time. The all-black appearance design with gold hands embellishment is calm and elegant. The skeletonized movement is full of mysterious feeling, as if a world of charm to be explored urgently.