The auction on 6 November at Palexpo in Geneva exceeded all expectations once again, bringing together the best of the best in watchmaking and the world community of watch collectors and aficionados to achieve a fantastic result for the only watch charity: CHF 30 million(EUR 28.5milion, USD 32.1million).
5 timepieces created especially for Only Watch 2021 passed the one million barrier: Patek Philippe – CHF 9.5million, F.P.Journe – CHF 4.5million, Audemars Piguet – CHF 3.1million, Richard Mille – CHF 2.1million, and De Bethune X Kari Voutilainen – CHF 1.3million.
The Only Watch charity auctions have now raised a total of more than CHF 100million for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research.
Specially created for the Only Watch 2021 charity auction, this unique timepiece reflects the enchanting alliance between two watchmakers, Denis Flageollet and Kari Voutilainen, based on mutual respect, a common vision of watchmaking and a unique sense of independence.
Equipped with two dials, this perfectly reversible watch embodies the union between two distinct but identical watchmaking worlds.
This one-of-a-kind horological marvel is made of grade 5 titanium. The movement has a power reserve of 4 days.
Model: Kind of Magic for Only Watch 2021
Polished grade 5 titanium
Black hour ring with rose gold index, black minutes dial with rose gold colour transfer
Hand-polished and blued titanium hours and minutes indicators
Peripheral minutes indication
Hours indication centered on balance wheel
Calibre OW21: Dual front and back display of hours and minute, jumping seconds
Dead Beat Second
4 days power reserve, ensured by a self-regulating twin barrel
Titanium balance wheel with white gold inserts, optimized for temperature differences and air penetration
Balance-spring with flat terminal curve
Silicon escape wheel
Early this year, Ulysse Nardin introduced a futurist ovoid table clock called UFO. Released in April 2021, this horological art object is already sold-out in its metallic blue version of which the house produced only 75 pieces. The brand has recently unveiled a “unique piece” version of UFO with an orange hue to support the bi-annual charity auction, ONLY WATCH.
The spherical aluminium base of the clock on which the blown glass dome is secured by a bayonet system, is made orange by a special anodizing surface treatment.
The three connecting cylinders and the three lower ties of the movement have also been colored orange. The power reserve disk, the decorative insert with the Ulysse Nardin emblem – the anchor – also colored orange. The three dials also painted, but with a mat appearance unlike the other metallic orange elements.
To create this horological masterpiece, Ulysse Nardin has collaborated with the celebrated clockmaker Maison L’Epée. Comprising 675 components, and with one year of power reserve supplied by its six extra-large barrels, and a balance wheel rim that reaches the spectacular diameter of 49 mm, UFO displays the time on three trapezoidal dials, which are so complex it takes 28 hours to manufacture just eight of them.
Having three dials allows the owner to display three different time zones at once, seen from three different angles.
UFO comes in an antique looking wood treasure chest, which also carries operating instructions, warranty card and a special place for it’s the winding key. Each dial has its wind-up notch, which is also used to set the time (four notches in total, one for winding up and one for each time zone wound up using a single key). It takes 40 wind-up turns with a square-end stainless steel key to wind up the mechanism for one year.
Exclusively produced for Only Watch 2021, this unique piece will be auctioned in November 2021.
Model: Ulysse Nardin UFO Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Manually wound movement
3 time zones / Hours, minutes
Extra large oscillator (49mm)
0.5 Hz /3’600 Alt/H
Power reserve: 1 year, 6 barrels
Aluminum & blown glass
Dimensions: 263 (H) x 159 (Ø) mm
Weight: 7. 2 kg
Spherical anodized aluminum base
Power reserve disks
Ulysse Nardin Logo insert
To support the ninth edition of Only Watch biennial charity auction, MB&F created a one-of-a-kind horological machine christened HM10 Panda.
This is the sixth contribution to Only Watch charity event with its proceedings go to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder mostly affecting young boys.
The unique piece created for this year’s Only Watch is based on MB&F Horological Machine N°10, which boasts a rounded, compact body inspired by the shape of a Panda. Coated in black and white lacquer, its top section of this stainless steel case mimics the animal’s colouring.
The bottom segment of the timepiece is made of Grade 5 titanium, and then treated with Preci-Coat matt black PVD. Along with two black titanium ears on the sapphire crystal dome and the ceramic tail, the case evoke a Panda.
The two black aluminium time-display domes are similar to panda’s eyes. As a nod to the highly sought-after Panda dials, this unique timepiece features a white dial background with two black indicators.
The HM10 Panda is equipped with an in-house developed manual winding movement. It offers a power reserve of 45 hours when fully-wound.
A three-dimensional, panda teeth-shaped power reserve indicator displays the status of mainspring: a fully closed mouth means it needs winding up and. When the mainspring is fully wound, you can observe the rows of shining teeth lining the jaws. This playful mechanism has been designed to consume the least amount of energy.
Despite its unseal shape and massive size (45mm across, 54mm from nose to tail and 24mm height), the HM10 Panda offers optimum comfort for the wrists, thanks to its sprung strap attachment “legs” that allow the case to fit closely around the wrist. Its hand-stitched leather strap has one side in black and the other in white.
For this unique piece, MB&F has also collaborated with Lee Yuen-Rapati, an interdisciplinary artist renowned for his horology inspired art works. Known for his playful, narrative-based illustrations, Lee has created several artworks to perfectly illustrate the HM10 Panda concept.
The Only Watch 2021 event will take place in Geneva on 6th November. The MB&F HM10 Panda for Only Watch is accompanied by a series of illustrations created by multidisciplinary designer Lee Yuen-Rupati.
Model: HM10 PANDA FOR ONLY WATCH
Manual-winding in-house movement
Frequency: 2.5Hz (18,000bph)
Bespoke flying 14mm balance wheel with four traditional regulating screws floating above the domed dials
Super-LumiNova on the hour and minute domes and markers
Single barrel with 45 hours of power reserve
301 components, 34 jewels
Left crown at 11 o’clock for winding; right crown at 1 o’clock for setting the time
Hours on left dome (aluminium dome rotating in 12 hours)
Minutes on right dome (aluminium dome rotating in 60 minutes)
Power reserve indicated in 3D by the opening and closing of the panda’s teeth (end of power reserve = closed jaws)
Top section: stainless steel, with 5 pockets of black lacquer and 2 pockets of white lacquer (each with 3 layers of colour and 7 layers of varnish).
Bottom section: Grade 5 titanium, with Preci-Coat matt black PVD. Specially engraved with Only Watch signature: “Only Watch – create beauty to do good”
Lugs: Grade 5 titanium with Preci-Coat matt black PVD.
Ears: Grade 5 titanium, fused to the sapphire crystal dome with Asulab bonding.
Tail: Ceramic (Grade 5 silicon nitride sphere)
Dimensions: 54mm x 45mm x 24mm
Water resistant to 5ATM / 50m / 160ft
Sapphire crystals: Both sapphire crystals treated with anti-reflective coating on both faces.
Hand-stitched black and white strap with one side in black and the other in white
To support the Only Watch 2021 chairty event, independent Swiss watchmaker F.P.Journe presents a unique piece based on a unique suggestion by Francis Ford Coppola, the celebrated American film director, producer, and screenwriter. The challenge was to create a wristwatch incorporating an automation that mimics the human hand for displaying the 12 hours with 5 fingers.
This idea dates back to 2012, and after several years of research and development, F.P.Journe has developed a prototype of this concept. The watchmaker has chosen the automatic Octa Calibre for creating this innovative wristwatch.
The year 2021 also marks the 20 years of the automatic Octa Calibre 1300. An automaton, working solely off the Octa movement’s mainspring, was no easy task.
The minutes are read by rotating disk at the 12 o’clock position, while the mobile fingers appear or disappear instantaneously to display the hour according to their positions. The fingers are inspired from a mechanical hand created by Ambroise Paré (1509-1590), the father of modern surgery.
The FFC prototype features a unique Tantalum case and blue hand, just like other F.P.Journe Only Watch timepieces in years past.
Model: FFC Blue, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Tantalum, unique case exclusively developed for Only Watch.
Instantaneous digital hours indicated by an automaton blue hand, unique piece exclusively developed for Only Watch
Calibre Automatic FFC 1300.3 in 18K rose Gold
Unidirectional oscillating weight in 22K 5N Gold, engraved Ambroise Paré (1509-1590) & F.F.Coppola
Bracelet: Orange alligator strap.
Dimensions: Diameter: 42 mm / Thickness: 10.70 mm.
Number of components: Movement: 396
Functions & Complications: 2
To support the 9th edition of the Only Watch charity auction, REBELLION presents a unique piece of its RE1 2.0 Chronograph. Endowed with the only watch 2021 colors, this unique timepiece highlights all the qualities of the brand’s motor-sports inspired product range.
Resolutely masculine, contemporary, and with its elegant square frame featuring a honeycomb pattern, the RE-1 2.0 gives way to the most sought-after finishes. Its honeycomb-patterned frame hugs the magnificent contours of the base of Swiss-made automatic movement. Proud of this new sporty dial design, Rebellion offers versions of its monumental case featuring a combination of forged and braided carbon.
The unique piece envisaged for the Only Watch 2021 event features a massive Titanium Black DLC case. Its sapphire crystal caseback features ONLY WATCH inscription.
On the dial side, the sub-dials boast the symbolic colors of the 9th edition of the prestigious charity event.
Dimensions: 46.00mm x 56.70mm x 19.60mm
Material: Titanium Black DLC
Glass: Anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Water Resistance: 50m / 5 ATM
Sapphire crystal case back
Power reserve: 48 hours
Hours, minutes, small second and date
Chronograph mechanism: central 60-second hand, 12-hour counter at 6h and 30-minute counter at 3h
Honeycomb pattern dial, sub-dials with Only Watch colors
To support Only Watch in its 2021 edition, Trilobe watchmaking House and the Sculptor Daniel Buren have decided to offer a unique and meaningful collaboration. This one-of-a-kind mechanical clock combines the architectural codes dear to Trilobe with the artistic vision of the Sculptor Daniel Buren.
A real technical challenge, it took several months of development to create this unique creation and its mechanical calibre, designed in France and entirely handmade by Swiss watchmakers in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Imagined from a multi-dimensional perspective and inspired by Trilobe’s signature X-Centric Calibre, this made-to-measure movement is designed like a contemporary house.
Each part has been recalibrated to the scale of this unique clock, to allow the display of the hours, the minutes and the seconds by rotating rings and fixed indicators. In the purest horological tradition, the clock is equipped with a constant-force escapement, while the barrel has been doubled to provide an eight-day power reserve.
It features the excellent finishes of traditional watchmaking, with hand-polishing, bevelled bridges, as well as sunburst barrels and a sandblasted plate.
The Trilobe clock by Daniel Buren is a singular work of art in which the eccentric vision of the Artist cannot be understood without the technical expertise of the Watchmaker.
Mechanical hand-wound, double barrel
Power reserve: 8 days
Balance frequency: 18’000 vib/h (2,5 Hz)
Functional jewels: 19
Total Components: 590
Display concept composed of 3 display elements representing the hours, minutes and running seconds located on the same plane as the dial
Alternating black and white aluminium frame
The back of the clock is protected by glass.
The clock can either be fixed on a wall or stand on a table
Three eccentric and movable rings slide, each of them in its own position (hours, minutes, seconds), following its own counter-clockwise path without ever resting. Hands are replaced by three non-aligned Trilobe index.
The black and white stripes line up twice a day, at 2.13am/pm, the time of the first meeting between Trilobe & Daniel Buren
Swiss luxury watch brand Perrelet is participating in the 9th edition of the charity timepiece auction ONLY WATCH to benefit research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Especially conceived for ONLY WATCH, the “TURBINE HOPE” boasts an innovative case with a stainless steel bezel with black PVD coating and a central body made of polycarbonate and carbon fibre. A first for Perrelet, the properties of carbon fibre include its thermal insulation capacity, its resistance to chemical agents and temperature changes. Moreover, it is very light and comfortable on the wrist.
44 mm in diameter and 13.82 mm in thickness, the case has a sporty look with a refined aesthetic appeal thanks to the flat, smooth bezel and the fluted case band–a signature feature of the brand.
Looking carefully at the case back, the ring in black PVD stainless steel surrounding the sapphire crystal echoes the same decorative grooves featured on the sides of the case. The convex channels are lined up at precisely the same position as the concave channels on the case.
Perrelet is renowned for its unique representation of the automatic movement thanks to its patented Double Rotor and Turbine technology. The famous 12-blade dial, a distinctive design code of all Perrelet’s Turbine models, is protected under a sapphire glass. The original 3D effect created by the blades gives the impression of diving into the heart of the dial.
The propeller, picked out in black anodised aluminum with five tungsten counterweights, rotates in time to the motions of the wrist. As the blades spin, a lower sub-dial reveals a medley of positive words: hope, love, support, volunteer, life, social, community.
The word “HOPE”, highlighted in bright orange, is the dial’s protagonist and features an original letter “O” formed by a fluffy white cloud with a rainbow. This design was inspired by paintings made by Italian children at the beginning of the pandemic in Italy and is a powerful symbol of hope that everything will be all right and that thanks to the ongoing progress of medical and scientific research, the virus will be defeated.
The Arabic numerals on the flange and the hours and minutes hands are covered with white Super-LumiNovafor optimal legibility in any light conditions. As a final touch of refinement, the words printed on the sub-dial are luminescent with green light emission. The central seconds hand and the indices are picked out in orange to match the word HOPE.
“TURBINE HOPE” is powered by the new generation in-house automatic calibre P-331- MH. Chronometer-certified by COSC and Chronofiable, it beats at 28,800vph and has a 42-hour power reserve.
The transparent porthole on the case back offers a view of the refined finishes on the bridges and its elegant open-worked oscillating weight, which is mounted on ball bearings and personalised with the House logo. The crystal caseback displays the transferred logo “Only Watch 2021″and the inscription “Unique Piece”.
“TURBINE HOPE” comes with a customised bi-material orange strap made of rubber and water-resistant calf leather with black stitching, fitted with a folding clasp in black PVD stainless steel and embellished with the Perrelet logo. The timepiece is also equipped with an additional and comfortable bi-material orange strap in rubber and fabric for a more casual look.
Model: Turbine “HOPE” – Edition ONLY WATCH
Perrelet in-house calibre P-331-MH, mechanical with automatic winding, COSC and Chronofiable-certified
28.800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz)
Number of jewels: 25
Power reserve (fully wound): 42 hours
Open-worked and rhodium-plated oscillating weight with Perrelet logo
Hours, minutes and seconds
Round, case body in polycarbonate and carbon fibre, flat bezel in stainless steel with black PVD coating
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 13. 82 mm
Sapphire crystal glass with double anti-reflective treatment on dial
Fluted case band
Crown with Perrelet logo
Case back in stainless steel with black PVD coating, transparent sapphire glass porthole, with inscription “Only Watch 2021 – Unique Piece”
Waterproof to 5 ATM
Black sub-dial with white luminescent printed words, white Super-LumiNova with green glow
12 black anodised aluminium turbine blades with five tungsten counterweights
Central luminescent hour and minute hands
Central seconds hand in orange
Luminescent Arabic numerals and indices
Bi-material strap in rubber and water-resistant orange calf leather with black stitching
Additional bi-material strap in rubber and orange fabric
Folding clasp in black PVD stainless steel embellished with the Perrelet logo
H. Moser & Cie. is participating for the fourth time in the Charity Auction organised by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy through the Only Watch campaign. This auction will be held on November 6th, 2021 in Geneva.
For this occasion, the Schaffhausen-based Manufacture has created a unique piece, showcasing several of its bold signature codes. H. Moser & Cie. has brought the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch to life by combining Vantablack® – the super-black coating reputed to be the darkest man-made substance in existence. This timepiece houses a three-dimensional movement equipped with a cylindrical hairspring, housed in the Streamliner case.
A shaped watch with a steel cushion case 40 mm in diameter, water-resistant to 12 ATM, the Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch is designed as sculptural work of art, and is topped with a domed sapphire crystal.
Its movement was developed in collaboration with MB&F for a special edition launched in 2020 and highlights the balletic dance of the 1-minute flying tourbillon equipped with a cylindrical hairspring. Invented in the 18th century, the cylindrical hairspring rises perpendicularly around the upper stem of the balance spindle. A frequent feature on marine chronometers at the time, it offers the advantage of developing concentrically.
Thanks to the cylindrical hairspring, fitted with a Breguet curve attached at two points, friction on the pivots is reduced and isochronism is greatly improved. Owing to its specific shape, the cylindrical hairspring is also extremely difficult to produce, taking ten times longer than a traditional hairspring. This hairspring was developed and produced by Precision Engineering AG, H. Moser & Cie.’s sister company.
H. Moser & Cie. chose a dial in Vantablack® to accentuate the depth of the cylindrical tourbillon movement. Reputed to be the darkest substance in existence, this super-black Vantablack® coating is used in astrophysics for telescopes and by the military as thermal camouflage, to increase the stealth level of certain equipment.
Radiating the full power of its perfect blackness, the Vantablack® highlights the beauty of the flying tourbillon in an ultra-contemporary, refined and timeless manner. It also accentuates the hours and minutes dial, which is made from sapphire and tilted at a 40° angle, so that the wearer is the only one able to discern its secrets.
The curves of the case extend to the integrated steel bracelet, which is elegantly arced to follow the line of the wrist, with the unique design of the links ensuring a perfect fit. Highly complex in construction, this bracelet has extremely fluid lines, based on organic forms. All the links are articulated and feature a gentle wave combining a vertical brushed finish with polished surfaces.
The Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch will be on display in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show from September 22nd to 25th, 2021. The Only Watch 2021 collection will then go on tour in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA, before finishing in Geneva on November 6th, 2021.
Model: Streamliner Cylindrical Tourbillon Only Watch
Reference 6810-1200, steel model, main dial in Vantablack®, hours and minutes dial in sapphire, integrated steel bracelet, unique piece
Steel topped by a highly domed sapphire crystal
Diameter: 40.0 mm
Height without sapphire crystal: 10.0 mm
Crown at 9 o’clock, engraved with an “M”
Water resistance to 12 ATM
Main dial in Vantablack®
Hours and minutes dial in sapphire tilted at a 40° angle positioned at 6 o’clock
Leaf-shaped hour and minute hands
HMC 810 three-dimensional automatic Manufacture calibre
Diameter: 32.0 mm or 14 ¼ lignes, height: 5.5 mm
Frequency: 21,600 Vib/h
Automatic bi-directional pawl winding system
Oscillating weight in gold with engraved H. Moser & Cie. logo
Power reserve: minimum 72 hours
1-minute flying tourbillon at 12 o’clock with skeletonized bridge and black PVD coating
Hours and minutes
Integrated steel bracelet
Folding clasp with three steel blades, engraved with the Moser logo
Swiss luxury watchmaker Czapek & Cie supports Only Watch for the third time with a unique piece, inspired by this year’s Only Watch official hues.
This year the Geneva-based brand will donate a truly fascinating unique piece, the Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”. A split-second monopusher chronograph with a unique open-worked dial, the Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” combines the bright Only Watch 2021 official colours – yellow, orange and red.
The partners involved in this project are Chronode (the movement specialist) and Positive Coating, the CVD ‘NanoDeCo’ technology experts in La Chaux de Fonds.
The Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” is based on Czapek’s sport-chic collection Antarctique, released in 2020. The Czapek proprietary split-second module, created in collaboration with Chronode, brings the line to the next generation, entering the ‘grande complication’ universe.
It is the first open-work dial side split-second chronograph with a patented satellite minute wheel train and a patent-pending split-second mechanism. The CVD-coated orange split-second main plate, minutes ring and subdials in sapphire glass with fumé coating, as well as the Czapek signature “Courage every second” inscription visible on the dial side between 12 and 2 o’clock, make the watch even more unique.
The Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise” will be auctioned at the Only Watch 9th edition, which will take place on Saturday November 6th 2021.
Model: Czapek & Cie Antarctique Rattrapante “Sunrise”, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
The first open-work dial side split-second chronograph with a patented satellite minute wheel train and a patent-pending split-second mechanism
Stainless steel case
Height (with glass-box): 15.3mm
Perceived height: 10.5mm
Open-worked split-second chronograph on the dial side
CVD-coated orange split-second main plate, minutes ring and subdials in sapphire glass with fumé coating
Czapek’s new proprietary SHX6 calibre created in collaboration with Chronode. An haute horlogerie automatic power-horse movement with a split-second monopusher chronograph module featuring two column wheels, chronograph horizontal clutch, patented satellite minute train and patent-pending split-second clamp, as well as a 100% recycled 5N rose gold rotor.
Integrated stainless steel bracelet with Czapek exclusive “Easy Release” system
The Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH by BOVET 1822 is a unique timepiece that uses a completely new material and a new process to produce a dial that has never been seen before in watchmaking.
Symbolizing sweetness and purity, the dial of the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH incorporates pure sugar crystals. Representing a breakthrough in engineering innovation, materials, and miniature painting, this highly artistic dial captures the sweetness of love and the purity of a child’s spirit.
For ONLY WATCH, BOVET has used this new technique with miniature painting to produce a lovely, magical Fairy, pairing métiers d’art with a child-like innocence.
The process of producing this dial is extraordinarily complex. First, in the center of the dial is a hand-painted fairy, filled with Super-LumiNova. After the miniature-painting process, the dial is covered with a protective lacquer, securing the art for eternity.
Then, the pure sugar crystals are prepared so their structure will not change when exposed to light or heat. The sweet crystals are chosen for size, then combined with a special environmentally-friendly orange paint – matching the theme color of this year’s ONLY WATCH, and carefully hand-applied to the outside of the dial, which has already been coated with orange Super-LumiNova.
The result is an intriguing mix of texture and sparkle, unlike any other dial ever produced in the long history of watchmaking. The special hands on the dial of the Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH are a lovely, romantic touch. Uniquely shaped, they form a beautiful heart once every hour, as the minute hand catches up to the hour hand, reminding the wearer of all the loved ones in her life.
The signature 36mm Fleurier Amadéo® convertible case is in stainless steel hand-set with sparkling white diamonds. The unique and patented Amadéo® case can be transformed into a wristwatch, table clock, or pendant all without the use of any tools.
Powering the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH is an automatic movement beating at 4Hz for exemplary chronometry.
Only Watch is a biannual charity auction of unique timepieces, with 99% of the proceeds going directly to fund research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a genetic disorder primarily affecting young boys. BOVET 1822 has been involved in ONLY WATCH since its very beginning, donating a unique timepiece made specifically for the auction.
Created especially for the 9th edition of this prestigious charity event, the Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH will be auctioned on 6 November 2021, at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva.
For the 9th Only Watch auction, independent Swiss watch manufacture Romain Gauthier has created a unique piece from his upcoming calibre. Dedicated for Only Watch 2021, this is the first and only unique piece in titanium of this new movement.
A fusion between Haute-Horlogerie and modernity, this unique timepiece from the manufacture based at Le Sentier, Switzerland, will be auctioned in collaboration with Christie’s on 6 November 2021, at 2pm (Geneva time), at the Four Seasons Hôtel des Bergues. The profits of this sale will be donated to the Monegasque Association against Myopathies.
A fervent supporter of the Only Watch auction since its very first edition in 2005, Zenith presents this time a unique piece of the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon, the Manufacture’s most advanced and complex chronograph to date.
For its 9th consecutive contribution to the biennial Only Watch charity auction, Zenith brought acclaimed op artist Felipe Pantone onboard to take the codes from their highly acclaimed collaborative DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone and push the chromatic concept even further.
Extremely complex and highly technical, the DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon watch incorporates two independent regulating tourbillons operating at 5Hz for the timekeeping function of the movement and 50Hz for the 1/100th of a second chronograph, which rotate at rates of 60 seconds and 5 seconds respectively.
In the unique DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021, Felipe Pantone translated his acclaimed design language to the movement’s decoration as well as the open dial.
Using the principal of interference colours, the coating on the bridges reflects a gradient of metallic rainbow tones, marking the first time the innovative three-dimensional PVD with silicon particles as a surface treatment on a tourbillon chronograph movement to produce a spectrum of perfectly transitioning colours.
The entire movement is fixed within a metal container that is also given the same rainbow effect. The case back view also delights with the same rainbow PVD coating on the bridges, where “Unique Piece” is engraved on one of them under the blackened star-shaped winding rotor.
Allowing as much light as possible onto the vividly coloured inner workings of this mechanical marvel, Zenith opted for a case made entirely of transparent sapphire crystal for the first time in the Defy collection. Adored for its crystal-clear transparency and extreme hardness, synthetic sapphire requires a long series of painstaking processes to reach its final form – from precisely moulding the highly three-dimensional elements to finishing and polishing them to perfection.
On the dial side, the central hour and minute hands take on a distorted look resembling lightning bolts, a recurring element in Pantone’s work. Like the movement, a rainbow gradient of colours in PVD is applied onto the hands, while each of the applied hour markers is filled with a different colour. The moiré optical effect on the dial was produced by thin alternating white and black using fine laser-engraving and precise lacquering techniques.
The DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 comes in a special box resembling an art book, as well as an original signed artwork by Felipe Pantone. Titled “Optichromie 135 Z”, this enamel and UV paint on aluminium painting in the artist’s signature style measures 170x120cm and is in fact the artwork that Pantone created for Zenith, which was then miniaturized and reproduced for the DEFY 21 Felipe Pantone edition’s packaging.
The DEFY 21 Double Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 unique piece will be auctioned by Christie’s in Geneva on November 6th 2021, with all proceeds from the sale benefitting the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathie.
El Primero 9020 automatic
Frequency: 36,000 VpH (5 Hz)
Power reserve approx. 50 hours
1/100th of a second Double Tourbillon Chronograph movement
1 Tourbillon escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH – 5 Hz)
1 Tourbillon escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH – 50Hz)
Exclusive dynamic signature of one rotation per second for the Chrono hand
Hours and minutes in the centre
Double Tourbillon: 1 escapement for the Watch (36,000 VpH / 5 Hz – cage makes a turn in 60 second) 1 escapement for the Chronograph (360,000 VpH / 50 Hz – cage makes a turn in 5 second)
1/100th of a second Chronograph: Central chronograph hand that makes one turn each second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock, 60-second counter at 6 o’clock, Chronograph power-reserve indication at 12 o’clock
“Rainbow” PVD-coated bridges + Black laser engraved main plate on movement and special oscillating weight
Water resistance: 3 ATM
Open-worked with rainbow finishing
Hour markers: Rhodium-plated, faceted and coated with “Rainbow” varnish
Hands: Rhodium-plated, faceted and “Rainbow” PVD coated
Black rubber, titanium double folding clasp
For its first participation at the Only Watch charity auction, France based brand RESERVOIR has created a unique Swiss made timepiece: the Kanister Palladium.
The unique RESERVOIR Kanister Palladium watch takes its inspiration from the speedometer of the iconic 356-Speedster, combining a breath-taking design to the spirit of freedom which embedded the 1950s decade.
Combining the design from this newest Kanister collection and the famous Palladium case of the RESERVOIR Longbridge collection, this unique watch is the symbol of determination in offering fresh view on high-end watchmaking, using the brand’s patented proprietary module of complications: jumping hour, retrograde minute and power reserve.
This unique piece has been personalized with ONLYWATCH 2021 color codes which were painted manually on the dial and developed within a set of 3 leather straps inspired by car seats from this era.
The watch has then been assembled and checked by qualified and renowned watchmakers Telos in La-Chaux-de-Fonds.
Model: RESERVOIR KANISTER Palladium, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Pd950 Solid Palladium Case with polished finish
Domed & anti-reflective sapphire crystal
Self-winding mechanical movement
37 hours power reserve
3 Complications: Retrograde minutes, jumping Hour, Power Reserve
Patented proprietary 124-pieces module on the RSV-240 calibre
Black leather strap with black stitching with pin buckle, including quick release spring bars for easy changing of strap
3 additional leather strap with black stitching with pin buckle
The independent Glashütte manufactory Moritz Grossmann is supporting the ninth Only Watch benefit auction with a superbly crafted, unique timepiece. The auction will take place on 6 November 2021 in Geneva and the proceeds will be used to treat children suffering from muscular dystrophy and to advance research into the hereditary neuromuscular disease, which is currently considered incurable.
Moritz Grossmann is supporting the non-profit association for the third time and has again crafted a truly unique example of Glashütte watchmaking.
Meticulously crafted, the dial of this unique timepiece has an undeniably elegant appearance. It boasts a silver-plated by friction technique painstakingly finished by hand, a traditional art that ensures the time display can be read easily at all times and perfectly complements the distinctive appearance. Another splendid statement comes in the form of a solid gold balance cock, elegantly catching the eye in the highly finished movement.
Only a handful of skilled artisans still master the sophisticated art of silver plating by friction today. And is what makes dials with this surface finish so extraordinarily unique. This traditional finishing technique from the 19th century was used by the gifted Glashütte watchmaking pioneer Moritz Grossmann during his lifetime for example in his high-quality pendulum watches.
The dial of the ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN has been friction silver-plated by master craftsmen and brought into the modern era in honour of the Only Watch 2021. Embellished with large Roman numerals, the dial of this unique timepiece also bears the original ‘M. Grossmann’ logo from 1875. Manually crafted lance-shaped hands in an annealed brown-violet hue are a nod to traditions of the past.
Silver-plating by friction is an exceptionally intricate form of finishing the dial, which creates a fine-grained yet velvety surface. It reflects the incident light without dazzling, ensuring that every minute detail of the dial can be read with ease. A whitish powder consisting of silver granules, salt and tartar, is rubbed onto a previously roughened and meticulously cleaned and degreased brass sheet using a little water and a small brush. All the engravings are filled with lacquer beforehand, and then fired in a kiln to avoid excessive silver build-up.
The surface is sanded to roughen it, which also removes any excess lacquer, so that only a deep black inlay remains in the engraved areas. As the silver powder does not adhere to the lacquer, the engravings and numerals are left out of the silver plating process, which means they retain their deep black colour and create an optimal contrast to the bright silver background.
The dial is finished with a protective coating to protect the high-quality silver-plating by friction from oxidation and other environmental influences in the decades and centuries to come.
The ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN is powered by the calibre 100.1, which can be admired through a sapphire crystal back. The Grossmann balance appears in the curved plate cut-out and is borne by the cantilevered balance cock with fine micrometer screw.
To do proper justice to the special occasion, the balance cock is made of solid gold. True to the finest Glashütte tradition, the piece is decorated with tiny floral motifs executed by master craftsmen.
The hand-wound movement gleams in the manufactory’s luxurious High Artistic finish. The 2/3 plate is accentuated by the typical broad, horizontal Glashütte ribbing. Raised gold chatons and pan-head chaton screws are a testament to the high quality and underline the filigree architecture of the movement. Fascinating reflections of light are created by the extraordinary depth of the contours and is the result of chamfers on drive wheels and edges of levers polished by master hands.
The ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN comes in a polished stainless steel case with a hand-stitched strap made of black kudu leather.
Model: ONLY WATCH MORITZ GROSSMANN, Unique Piece
Manufactory calibre 100.1, manual winding, regulated in five positions
No. of parts 198
Jewels 20 jewels, of which 3 in screwed gold chatons
Balance Cock Cantilevered balance cock in solid gold 750/000
Escapement Lever escapement
Oscillator Shock-resistant Grossmann balance with 4 inertia screws and 2 poising screws, Nivarox 1 balance spring with No. 80 Breguet terminal curve, Gustav Gerstenberger geometry
Balance Diameter: 14.2 mm, frequency: 18,000 semi-oscillations/hour
Power reserve 42 hours when fully wound
Hours and minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop second, Grossmann manual winder with pusher
Diameter: 36.4 mm, height: 5.0 mm
Three-part, Stainless steel
Diameter: 41.0 mm
Height: 11.35 mm
Crystal/display back: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective coating on one side
Crowns in stainless steel to wind the watch and set the time, pusher in stainless steel to start the movement
Silver-plated by friction, engraved numerals, with black finish
Hands: Manually crafted, steel, annealed to a brown-violet hue
Hand-stitched kudu leather with prong buckle in stainless steel
Grossmann balance; hand setting override and start of movement with lateral pusher; space-saving modified Glashütte stopwork with backlash; adjustment with Grossmann micrometer screw on cantilevered balance cock in solid gold 750/000; movement with 2/3 plate and pillars made of untreated German silver; 2/3 plate, balance cock and escape-wheel cock hand-engraved; broad horizontal Glashütte ribbing; 3-band snailing on the ratchet wheel; raised gold chatons with pan-head screws; separately removable clutch winding mechanism; stop seconds for hand setting
Louis Moinet is supporting the famous Only Watch charity auction in its ninth edition.
For its third participation, Louis Moinet is presenting the world-first MEMORIS SPIRIT, which represents the latest evolution of the chronograph. Hand-assembled in keeping with Swiss tradition, MEMORIS SPIRIT “ONLY WATCH” draws its essence from an abundance technical details, original colours and splendid finishing.
MEMORIS SPIRIT “ONLY WATCH” chronograph appears attired in a new grade 5 titanium case featuring flowing curves and an exceptional 40.7mm diameter.
This boldly assertive housing is particularly light and, based on technical studies, the use of strongly convex watch glass enables optimal layout while ensuring peerless comfort on the wrist.
An XXL sapphire dome has been entirely developed to highlight a unique mechanism. The result of each chronograph operation (start, stop, reset) can thus be admired at leisure.
One press on the dedicated single pusher activates an impressive show starring the column wheel with its toothing and precisely cut vertical columns.
This original creation features a unique colour combination: a magnificent gold-toned hours and minutes dial, a translucent black and blue flange to separate time read-off, along with a blue-lacquered mainplate to highlight the mechanism.
The dial is delicately adorned with rhodium-plated hour-markers and new contemporary hands to ensure perfect legibility. To highlight the mechanical aspect of the creation, the counters have been crafted from an innovative, entirely translucent material.
Finally, the entire reverse side of the movement is revealed through a sapphire crystal caseback surrounded by the engraved inscription “ONLY WATCH – N°01/01”. The open-worked lugs with their pure, avant-garde design offer a pleasing contrast between satin-brushed and polished surfaces.
This is the first time that Louis Moinet has opted for an integrated design: the case and the rubber-finished alligator strap merge to form a single entity on the wrist. The integrated strap perfectly matches the shape of the case, resulting in a modern chronograph exuding a rare degree of sophistication.
For the ninth consecutive time, Jaquet Droz is donating a unique piece for Only Watch, a charity sale to benefit the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy). This one of a kind Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon watch is adorned with a plique-à-jour enamel dial.
The tourbillon of the new Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” was born of Jaquet Droz’s in-house expertise, but entirely reworked in the purest chronometric approach. Thanks to its realization in titanium and the elimination of the sapphire bridges, the cage has been lightened and optimized with regards to its chronometric functions.
The balance spring and pallet lugs are made of silicon. Highly open to let light pass through, the tourbillon gives the illusion of being both large and lightweight all at once. Completely revised and placed at noon, it accords the piece a dedicated identity of strength and technicality.
The underlying aesthetic architecture is as technical as it is unique. The skeleton structure is brand new: while the original Skelet-One favored soft and supple curves, the Grande Seconde Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” focuses on straight lines, angles, modernity and perfect symmetry.
This very contemporary skeletonization is as technical as its highly precise tourbillon movement can be, furthering the technical and aesthetic consistency of the piece. Its bridges, finished in black, confer a powerful matte appearance. The tourbillon cage follows the geometry of the skeleton movement, with a triple cross shape which, once a minute, aligns perfectly with its bridges.
For Only Watch, Jaquet Droz put to work its Ateliers d’Art as well, in order to produce a highly exclusive plique-à-jour dial, made specially for the famous charity sale.
Once again, whereas the Maison’s most recent plique-à-jour creations featured curves and soft, slightly domed lines, the Skelet-One Tourbillon “Only Watch” is made up of various straight and geometric sections separated by white gold, thus forming a dial which has been entirely polished flat.
The Maison achieved this unprecedented result by applying an extremely fine diamond powder polish to each area of the enamel, the only kind capable of achieving this thickness.
Every tone of enamel has been painstakingly selected for the model and fired at a very high temperature several times in a row. The choice of these colors therefore owes nothing to chance: a color chart was proposed by Only Watch associating different tones with certain characteristics. The Maison thus translated these variations of red, orange and yellow into an expression of happiness, passion, optimism and even energy—all values that support the cause championed by Only Watch.
Model: Grande Seconde Tourbillon Skelet-One, Unique piece for Only Watch 2021
Jaquet Droz 2625SQ, self-winding skeleton tourbillon movement, black treatment, silicon balance spring and pallet horns, titanium tourbillon frame, single barrel, 18-karat red gold oscillating weight
“Only Watch 2021, Pièce unique” engraved on the oscillating weight
Jeweling: 30 jewels
Power reserve: 7 days
Frequency: 21,600 v.p.h.
Off-centered hours and minutes at 6 o’clock
Tourbillon frame and off-centered seconds at 12 o’clock
18-karat red gold case
Diameter: 41 mm
Height: 13.36 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
18-karat white gold base with Grand Feu “plique-à-jour” enamel
Indexes and dial fixing screws in 18-karat red gold
Hands: 18-karat red gold
Rolled-edge hand-made black alligator
18-karat red gold folding clasp
Maurice Lacroix has been a longstanding supporter of the Only Watch charity auction, donating unique pieces for over a decade.
For the 9th edition of the Only Watch event, Maurice Lacroix has created an eye-catching composition in collaboration with Mahindra Racing. The watch brand, synonymous with delivering high-perceived value, is the Official Timekeeper of Mahindra Racing. Maurice Lacroix’s involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship surpasses merely applying a logo to a car or a set of racing overalls.
Indeed, Maurice Lacroix and Mahindra Racing share their know-how, enhancing the competitiveness of both companies. This is manifest with the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Only Watch 2021, presented in a 47mm case formed of carbon fibre, formerly used on a Mahindra Racing car, and black DLC stainless steel.
This is the first time Maurice Lacroix has presented an example of its highly successful AIKON collection in carbon fibre. The resultant watch is lightweight and looks contemporary.
The embossed off-centre hour and minutes display is presented in sun-brushed orange, framed with a yellow circlet. Maurice Lacroix has chosen these tones to match the Pantone shades inspired by the Only Watch 2021 theme. The hands and indexes are executed in black and lined with yellow Super-LumiNova, while an open-worked small seconds is positioned below. The main area of the dial is the reverse of the mainplate, vertically brushed and suffused with orange PVD.
Part of this model’s charm relates to the open-worked area of the dial, revealing the screwed balance, hairspring, pallet lever and escape wheel all in motion. This dynamic characteristic is consistent with the world of motorsport, where each component must collaborate successfully to deliver the desired performance. The curved balance bridge is presented in black DLC and features an open-worked, twin-beam design, affording views of the components below.
A large date display is positioned in the north-westerly region of the dial. Unlike a conventional date display, the ‘Grand Date’ features two discs, one for tens and the other for units. The date values are presented in yellow atop black discs and along with the large format display, confer a highly legible indication.
At the heart of the Maurice Lacroix AIKON Master Grand Date Only Watch 2021 is the automatic ML331 calibre, a Manufacture movement endowed with refined finishing. The movement features 43 jewels and the watch has a power-reserve of 50 hours.
The watch is presented with two straps, one in black with matching stitching and a second strap, executed in vibrant orange with contrasting yellow stitching. Each strap is paired with a carbon fibre pin buckle.
Finally, the successful bidder will be invited to attend a 2022 round of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship as a guest of Mahindra Racing, where they can look forward to a full VIP hospitality package.
TAG Heuer has announced its return to Only Watch with the TAG Heuer Only Watch Carbon Monaco, a one-off, high-end, hand-finished version of the Swiss watch company’s iconic square-cased automatic chronograph that will never be recreated.
The unique watch will be auctioned at Only Watch 2021, the biennial charity watch auction, which is scheduled to take place this year in Geneva on 6 November.
The Only Watch Carbon Monaco is inspired by the mythical black-PVD-cased Monaco Reference 74033N known by collectors as the “Dark Lord”. It was produced in limited quantities in the mid-1970s and never appeared in a Heuer (as the company was called until 1985) catalogue or any of the company’s advertising. Today, it is extremely rare and highly prized.
The TAG Heuer Only Watch Carbon Monaco’s case tells the story of this special watch using state-of- the-art manufacturing techniques. It’s forged in black carbon fibre, giving it a wonderfully mysterious look.
TAG Heuer has used carbon fibre for the Monaco case before with the 2018 Monaco Bamford, but this is a unique case that was designed explicitly to carry the largest sapphire crystal caseback ever applied to a Monaco. TAG Heuer’s engineers wanted to give the watch’s future owner an unimpeded view into its bespoke movement, while ensuring the watch remained water-resistant.
The striking skeletonised dial that gives the watch so much of its character is also carbon. It was created in collaboration with TAG Heuer’s long-time partner, the highly regarded dial specialists ArteCad, and is worked from a single piece of carbon fibre.
The dial’s architectural look was created by milling and drilling the basic form to reveal striking structural shapes that stretch across the face of the watch like the struts on a racing car, a design that makes subtle reference to TAG Heuer’s integral role in the evolution of modern motor sport over more than six decades. Each of the dial’s intricate skeletonised facets has been finished by hand using the fine-watchmaking technique of anglage, which gives the dial its depth and multidimensional look.
Underneath these, a date wheel peeks through, as does the top side of the movement. Typically, the top side of a calibre is left raw as it’s unseen, hidden by a solid dial. But in this case, TAG Heuer elected to hand-finish it to ensure every element was as exceptional as it could be, even when partially obscured, a decision that’s symbolic of the relentless attention to detail applied to the watch.
Sitting on top of the carbon dial are three black galvanised brass plates that form the watch’s chronograph and small-seconds subdials. Orange detailing sampled from Only Watch’s 2021 sun-kissed colour palette makes the hands stand out against the black dial, while the hour markers are individually machined blocks of highly luminescent beige Super-LumiNova®.
The TAG Heuer Only Watch Carbon Monaco is powered by TAG Heuer’s in-house Heuer 02 automatic chronograph, a Swiss-made movement with an 80-hour power reserve.
This, however, is a unique expression of the Heuer 02, created exclusively for the occasion. Not only has the movement been beautifully decorated by hand, it also carries TAG Heuer’s groundbreaking in- house carbon hairspring, developed by the company’s celebrated TAG Heuer Institute.
Appearing in the Heuer 02, and therefore a Monaco for the very first time, the carbon hairspring delivers exceptional levels of anti-magnetism, shock resistance, stability across temperature ranges and refined geometry for excellent chronometric performance. The movement also features a unique oscillating weight in the form of the TAG Heuer shield, which is not only hand finished throughout, but is also decorated with a fine line in the gradient orange to yellow colour of Only Watch 2021.
Astonishingly, the seamless transition from orange to yellow was achieved by hand, painted by the master dial artist and micro-painter André Martinez. André is based in Le Locle, only a few kilometres from TAG Heuer’s headquarters in the Swiss watchmaking town of La Chaux-de-Fonds.
To match the spirit of Only Watch, TAG Heuer decided to give the movement an exceptional level of finishing and to work with Artime SA, one of the watch industry’s leaders in decorative techniques. This continued the watch’s bespoke story and demonstrated the company’s ongoing commitment to traditional watchmaking savoir faire.
There are no fewer than 10 types of hand finishing. The most visible is the rare graté decoration. Applied by hand, this creates the chequered-flag motif seen on the movement’s bridges and its surround, which carries further special engravings. To create an additional sense of depth, the movement also features further hand finished techniques including anglage, black polishing, circular graining, straight graining, perlage, snailing, sandblasting, chevron engraving and sunburst finishing.
It took 25 hours of additional hand-finishing to create this spectacular effect, producing a fine-watchmaking story worthy of Only Watch.
Exclusively for this unique watch, TAG Heuer has created a novel strap that looks like a metal bracelet, but which is in fact made of leather. The link effect is produced using a highly skilled process that took months to perfect. First, silicon is injected into the sole of the leather. This is then heat-stamped with a mould in the shape of a metal link bracelet, creating the three- dimensional effect. TAG Heuer has never used this technique on a watch strap before.
Forged carbon featuring the largest sapphire case back fitted to a Monaco
Diameter: 39 mm
Thickness: 15.56 mm
Skeletonised concave hand-finished forged carbon with machined blocks of Super-LumiNova®
Heuer Calibre 02 with carbon hairspring and extensive hand-finishing throughout, including special gratté technique
Handmade leather with the impression of a metal bracelet
Since 2005, Hublot has been committed alongside ONLY WATCH to help research to overcome Duchenne muscular dystrophy one day and protect future generations. This year, the brand is donating a unique Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch to support the charity auction.
Its translucent case cut from sapphire and its orange bezel display the expertise of Hublot and the colour code for ONLY WATCH 2021.
The dial, which is also made from sapphire reveals the mechanics of the new self-winding manufacture tourbillon movement (calibre MHUB6035) launched in January. Still in the same tones: A raised section, Superluminova on the hour and minute hands, and the numerals are also orange coloured.
To create its bezel in orange sapphire, Hublot once again added a world first to its list of records: dyed sapphire, in a powerful orange, which is vibrant and positive, resulting from the fusion of titanium and chrome. To make the most of this unique piece with its total transparency, Hublot has decided to reveal everything and hide nothing, right down to the chassis itself, which is entirely cut in sapphire.
Whereas standard tourbillon movements are manual winding, the MHUB6035 calibre, which was entirely developed and designed by the Hublot Manufacture, is self-winding. Its sunray-brushed and sandblasted angled micro-rotor in 22-ct white gold is visible on the dial side, creating a spectacular and sophisticated impression.
Playing with the ultimate transparency of the case and the strap, right down to the movement, Hublot has also included sapphire in the calibre itself by equipping it for the first time with three sapphire bridges—the barrel bridge, automatic watch bridge and tourbillon bar.
The watch is engraved with “Pièce Unique” and the Only Watch logo on the sapphire back cover and comes with two interchangeable One Click structured lined rubber straps, one of which is transparent and the other is orange.
Model: Hublot Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch 2021
Diameter: 45 MM
Water Resistant: 3 ATM (30m)
Case Back: Polished Sapphire engraved “UNIQUE PIECE”
Case Back glass: Sapphire with interior anti-reflective treatment + “OWM21” Logo
Bezel: Polished Orange Sapphire Crystal
Polished sapphire Skeleton dial with orange decals
Satin-Finished rhodium plated appliques with orange luminescent
Manufacture self winding micro-rotor, skeleton Tourbillon Movement
No. of Components: 282
Frequency: 3 Hz (21’600 A/h)
Power Reserve: 72 Hours
Bell & Ross is supporting the Only Watch 2021 charity auction by donating an exclusive one-off version of its recent BR 01 CYBER SKULL model: the BR 01 CYBER SKULL SAPPHIRE.
Bell & Ross chose sapphire to create this bespoke BR 01 CYBER SKULL SAPPHIRE ONLY WATCH version, a high-quality material made of corundum, an oxide of alumina (Al2O3) that has taken millions of years to occur in nature. Bell & Ross worked on clear luster and elegant transparency to their fullest potential. The precious timepiece is conceived in its entirety with sapphire, for both the case and decoration. The sapphire case is machined from three blocks of sapphire and the SKULL dial from six blocks.
The exclusive BR 01 CYBER SKULL SAPPHIRE ONLY WATCH is characterized by the stylized and angular treatment of the skull on its dial. Each element of the watch, the case, crown, skull, crossbones, is structured within the many faces that sculpt the surfaces, creating volumes and a 3D image.
The BR 01 CYBER SKULL SAPPHIRE ONLY WATCH produces a multifaceted approach. The geometric shapes of the timepiece create a pixilation effect. This phenomenon appears when the points of an image become clear. The angular representation of the skull and the femur bones on the dial are inspired by this.
For this bespoke version of the CYBER SKULL, Bell & Ross used the orange color to provide its owner with a unique piece for its wrist. Made of transparent sapphire, the Skull dial was metallized on the back that has a smooth side to give this orange effect.
Orange is the ultimate color for aeronautical instrumentation due to its high level of legibility and capacity to make essential information stand out from contrast. It is also the emblematic color code of ONLY WATCH, which is used on its logo. The back of the watch also features a special engraving for ONLY WATCH.
This unique timepiece is driven by the BR-CAL.206: a calibre entirely designed by the manufacture. While the mobiles were mounting on 21 jewels, the balance benefits from an Incabloc type shock-absorbing system. The brand also worked on the skeletonization of the main plate and bridges to reveal the essential. The finishes are highly sophisticated: rhodium-plated movement, polished chamfers, velvet sanded hollows, hand-drawn strokes decorations.
Only perfect mastery of the operation of a mechanical movement could, conceal the BR-CAL 206 hand-wound movement under the faceted decoration. The main plate closely follows the shape of the skull, while extending up to the four corners of the case, underneath the femurs.
The whole was fixed on the case, and the skull appears to float weightlessly inside the case. An impression which is enhanced by the total transparency of the dial, highlighted solely by 12 baton-shaped engraved under the crystal. The complete clarity of the watch reveals the key to the mystery through the Skull.
In addition to display the time, this timepiece incorporates a playful mechanism. The automaton movement activates the jaw which opens and appears to snigger when winding-up the spring. Behind the mandible, you will discover the barrel when the skull grins back at you. Making up the brain of this skull – which has finally come to life – the anthracite balance wheel reveals its oscillations. The beating of the same, serves as a reminder of the watch’s mechanical heart.
Model: Bell and Ross BR 01 Cyber Skull Only Watch 21
Manufacture hand-wound mechanical
Skeleton main plate and bridges, rhodium plated
Incabloc antichoc system
48 hours power-reserve
Crystal: engraved anti-reflective sapphire with logo and 12 indices
Hours and minutes
Moving skull when wound by hand
Length: 43.30 mm, width: 45 mm
Faceted grade 5 titanium crown
Water-resistance: 30 metres
Faceted sapphire skull tinted in orange
Balance wheel at 12 o’clock
Rhodium plated skeleton Super-LumiNova®- filled hour and minute hands.
Founded by Rexhep Rexhepi, Independent luxury swiss watch brand AKRIVIA presents a unique timepiece to support the Only Watch 2021 Charity auction.
RRCCII stands for Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain II. It is the successor of the AKRIVIA Chronomètre Contemporain. The new Chronomètre Contemporain II watch preserves the style of the original model, but with an entirely new calibre featuring an additional complication.
Both the dial and movement of the RRCCII retain the distinctive aesthetics of the original, but it was constructed from the ground up as a completely new timepiece. The dedication to quality means that one element of the RRCCII “Only Watch” remains unchanged. Made up of 14 components, the platinum case has been hand made by the legendary Jean-Pierre Hagmann.
Having retired in 2017 after some five decades as an artisanal case maker who supplied the very best brands, Jean-Pierre picked up his tools once again in 2019 to join Akrivia, with his first creation being the case for that year’s RRCC “Only Watch”. For Only Watch 2021, Jean-Pierre fabricated the RRCCII case by hand, including soldering each of the elegantly arched lugs to the case band, one of which bears his “JHP” hallmark.
The unique, layered enamel dial is first finished in opaque, grand feu enamel, and then in champagne-hued, translucent flinque enamel.
Each Chronomètre Contemporain II timepiece will be certified by the Besançon observatory – while being elegantly executed to highest possible quality in finishing and construction.
The owner of the unique RRCCII timepiece will be invited to discover and visit the Besançon Astronomical Observatory.
Dimensions: 38 mm / height 8.75 mm without sapphire
For the Only Watch 2021 charity event, Richard Mille has decided to donate the RM 67-02 CHARLES LECLERC PROTOTYPE watch.
Charles Leclerc is a Monégasque racing driver, currently racing in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari, under the Monégasque flag. Richard Mille has continued to support Charles for over a decade and the RM 67-02 prototype has helped the brand to test new technical solutions for subsequent models.
The RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc is a prototype hand-painted in the colours of Charles Leclerc’s flag. With its satin-finished, bevelled hands and sharp lines, the in-house extra flat calibre CRMA7 actively conveys a sense of power and strength. The tight, taut lines of the rotor, crafted of Carbon TPT® and white gold, the bridges and the DLC coated grade 5 titanium baseplate sharply underscore the sporty quality of this timepiece.
The case is crafted in white and red Quartz TPT®, composite materials exclusive to Richard Mille possessing exceptional shock resistance.
The comfort strap, entirely seamless, perfectly fit the contours of each wrist, adapting to individual morphology. As the lightest strap the brand has ever created it makes the RM 67-02 the lightest automatic watch of the Richard Mille collection.
The future owner of the RM 67-02 will receive two passes for the next F1 Monaco grand prix. As VIP Guests of Scuderia Ferrari, they will have the opportunity to meet Charles Leclerc and attend to the race at the heart of the Scuderia paddock.
RM 67-02 CHARLES LECLERC PROTOTYPE
Red and White Quartz TPT®
Dimensions: 47.25 x 38.70 x 7.80 mm
Grade 5 titanium case, hand-painted in the colours of Charles Leclerc’s flag
In-house calibre CRMA7: Skeletonised automatic-winding movement with hours and minutes.
To support the Only Watch 2021 Charity Auction, Patek Philippe presents a complicated desk clock, Ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum.
The original model is now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum. This unique piece is equipped with the new caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE. It features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display and power-reserve indication (31 days). It is adjusted to a precision rate of -1/+1 second per day.
This exceptional Grande Complication is housed in a sterling silver cabinet with vermeil decorative elements and American walnut inlays.
Model: Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock, Unique Piece for Only Watch 2021
Sterling silver, vermeil decorative elements, American walnut inlays.
Dimensions: 164.6 x 125 x 76.3mm
Carl F. Bucherer presents Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition, the unique timepiece created to support research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
2021 marks the fourth time the Lucerne based watch manufacturer is involved in this remarkable event and the brand is contributing a unique Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition in 18K white gold.
The Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WACTH Edition features a 41mm 18K white gold case and is presented on an elegant calf leather strap with light blue flanks.
Two light blue counters offer an attractive contrast to the silvered dial with a light blue tachymetric scale and the raised chrome Arabic numerals at the 12 o’clock and 6 o’clock positions add extra distinction to the watch’s face. The Heritage BiCompax Annual has a month aperture as well as a big date display.
The Heritage BiCompax Annual watch is an exciting part of Carl F. Bucherer’s Maison and Heritage Brand World, whose watches translate the brand’s DNA onto its clients’ wrists with models that reimagine and reinterpret some historic timepieces.
The first Heritage BiCompax Annual was launched in 2019 and taking design inspiration from an archival piece dating back to about 1950, it became an immediate hit. Combining vintage flair with contemporary features, it is the perfect expression of Carl F. Bucherer’s innovative Heritage Collection.
The Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition may be reminiscent of a vintage watch on the outside, but on the inside, it’s another story.
It has a CFB 1972 automatic chronograph caliber with a power reserve of 42 hours. It also features an annual calendar and a big date display that takes the different month lengths – 30, and 31 days – into account, which means it would only need to be corrected once a year, on the first of March.
The caseback of the striking Carl F. Bucherer Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition is engraved with the words ONLY WATCH and PIECE UNIQUE.
Model: Heritage BiCompax Annual ONLY WATCH Edition
Reference number: 00.10803.08.12.99
Automatic, CFB 1972 caliber, diameter 30 mm, height 7.3 mm, 47 jewels
Power reserve: 42 hours
Chronograph: minutes and seconds counters, annual calendar, big date, hour, minute, small seconds, tachymeter scale
18K white gold (150 palladium)
Double-domed sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Sapphire crystal case back
Water-resistant to 30 m (3 bar, diameter 41 mm, height 14.15 mm
Silver-colored with light blue counters and tachymeter zone, 10 Arabic numerals (from which the 12 and 6 are raised and chrome colored)
Calf leather strap in black and light blue color with 18K white gold (150 palladium) pin-lock folding clasp
Independent luxury Swiss watch brand URWERK presents UR-102 “Gaïa”, a one-of-a-kind creation dedicated for the Only Watch 2021 Charity auction. This unique model in asphalt-coloured anodised aluminium with a platinum caseback has been newly enhanced with a midnight blue lacquer. It will be auctioned on 6 November 2021 on behalf of the “Only Watch” charity to fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
URWERK UR-102 is an iconic model, jealously safeguarded until now at the heart of the watch Maison, since it marks the beginning of the URWERK adventure in the 1990s. Co-founded by Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei, URWERK unveiled their fist timepiece, the UR-102 at the Baselworld watch fair 1997 on the booth of the AHCI (Académie Horlogère des Créateurs Indépendants).
Recently, URWEK co-founders Felix Baumgartner and Martin Frei have won the ‘Gaïa’ prize by the Musée international d’horlogerie in La Chaux-de-Fonds. To celebrate this historical milestone, they have named their Only Watch model ‘Gaïa’.
This UR-102 is unique in many ways. It is undoubtedly one of the first watch creations to honour a mixed-genre approach merging the common metal aluminium with the nobility of platinum. Framed by precious platinum, the caseback features an interpretation of the Gaïa prize, a dazzling flight of fancy symbolising URWERK’s unswerving resolve to reach for the stars.
Model: UR-102 “Gaïa
Based on the historical UR-102
Original design by Martin Frei
Mechanism development and assembly by Felix Baumgartner
Case design and hand machining by Thomas Baumgartner
Finishing: Satin-brushed and rhodium-plated
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Power reserve: 42 hours
Hours indication by satin-brushed, rhodium-plated and engraved disks
Hour-marker engravings filled with matt black lacquer
Case middle and lugs in mistigris anodised aluminium
Screw-down caseback in circular satin-brushed platinum, Gaïa logo filled with glittering hand-applied blue lacquer
Diameter: 38mm; thickness 12mm; lugs 16mm
Glass: Special-shaped sapphire crystal
Strap hand-sewn in Geneva (1 x black Baltimora and 1x black Alligator)
Sandblasted, polished and satin-brushed pin buckle
To support the Only Watch 2021 charity auction, HERMÈS presents two new interpretations of the H08 watch, both housed in a single presentation box.
Designed to suit the lifestyle of modern-day men, HERMÈS H08 watch features a circular dial housed in a case featuring softened edges, as if merging angles and curves. Through its enigmatic name, the Hermès H08 watch offers a nod to graphics, mathematics and metaphysics.
The original font of its numerals chimes with the object itself, featuring a 0 and an 8 recalling the shape of the case. Moreover, the figure 0 epitomises emptiness, while the horizontally titled number 8 symbolises infinity.
For Only Watch 2021, the Hermès H08 watch is unveiled in two interpretations, combining its mineral materials and deep colours with a hint of orange. Powered by the Manufacture Hermès H1837 mechanical self-winding movement, the Hermès H08 Only Watch edition is presented in a cushion-shaped case.
The first interpretation, in titanium, is topped by a PVD-treated bezel. Its black gold dial is punctuated by orange Arabic numerals matching the watch-crystal seal, the caseback and the minutes track, while its black nickel-plated hands indicate the hours, minutes, central seconds, as well as the date between 4 and 5 o’clock. A titanium bracelet completes this understated and dynamic ensemble.
The second version features a PVD-treated titanium case and an orange rubber strap, which highlights the caseback, the watch crystal seal and the minutes track. In addition to its resistance and comfort, the rubber strap is as sporty as it is sophisticated.
HERMÈS H08 Only Watch, Model 1
39 x 39 mm, cushion-shaped
Titanium case, PVD-treated titanium bezel
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Hermès orange anodised aluminium caseback
Orange watch-crystal seal
Water-resistant to 10 bar
Black gold-treated grained centre and exterior
Circular satin-finished black gold-treated minutes disc
Applied Arabic numerals coated with Hermès orange Super-LumiNova®
Black nickel-plated hands
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Hours, minutes, seconds, date between 4 and 5 o’clock
HERMÈS H08 Only Watch, Model 2
39 x 39 mm, cushion-shaped
PVD-treated titanium case
Anti-glare sapphire crystal
Hermès orange anodised aluminium caseback
Orange watch-crystal seal
Water-resistant to 10 bar
Black gold-treated grained centre and exterior
Circular satin-finished black gold-treated minute disc
Applied Arabic numerals coated with Hermès orange Super-LumiNova®
Black nickel-plated hands
Manufacture Hermès H1837 movement
Mechanical self-winding, crafted in Switzerland
Diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 3.7 mm
Power reserve: 50 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour / 4Hz
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, date between 4 and 5 o’clock
Breguet presents a faithful re-edition of its renowned pilot’s watch, produced as a one-of-a-kind piece for Only Watch 2021. Following on from the Type 20 military chronograph put up for sale at the 2019 auction, this new model pays tribute to the civilian editions of the Type XX chronograph from the 1950s and 1960s. It meticulously reproduces the visual and mechanical codes of this emblematic Breguet timepiece.
Its 38.30mm diameter case us as per the original, as well as atypical curvature of the horns embellished by a lateral bevel along with some generously-sized pushbuttons .Unlike its military versions, this unique piece comes equipped with a straight crown, as seen in the Type XX civilian-use models.
The bidirectional steel bezel has been given the same attention to precision on this piece, which comes fitted with a 12-hourscale, along with aluminous triangular marker that is strongly inspired by the first generation of civilian Type XX pieces.
This model is also notable for its rather specific dial, the bronze color is a nod to the extremely rare civilian and military models with dials colored in this way that were sold at the time. Following sustained exposure to sunlight or moonlight, black dials may acquire a bronze hue.
The Type XX Only Watch 2021chronograph features a small-seconds subdial at nine o’clock and a 30-minute totalizer at three o’clock with an increased diameter, luminous markers and the teardrop-shaped hand that differ from the original military versions.
This watch offers excellent readability in all conditions, while the shape of the hands leads them to be colloquially referred to as “syringes”. Both the hands and the large Arabic numerals are treated with Super-LumiNova®. The Breguet signature is visible at 12o’ clock, as one would expect on a civilian version.
The Type XX Only Watch 2021 comes equipped with a Valjoux 23513-line movement, directly derived from the Valjoux 22214 lines used by Breguet in the 1950s and early 1960s. This hand-wound column wheel chronograph movement has been restored and returned to service by the House of Breguet. In doing so, the Type XX Only Watch 2021 respects the historical functions and proportions of the pieces upon which it is based. Of course, this movement is fitted with the flyback function.
As with the original, the Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 is fitted with a screwed steel caseback providing water resistance to 30 meters. It also features “Only Watch 2021 Pièce Unique” wording engraved on the case back.
This unique model features a calf skin leather strap with a steel pin buckle, and is presented in an airplane wing-shaped case.
Model: Breguet Type XX ONLY WATCH 2021
Round steel case
Solid caseback with engraving “Breguet Type XX Only Watch 2021 Pièce Unique”
Diameter: 38.30 mm
Thickness: 13.90 mm
Bidirectional graduated rotating bezel with triangular markings for flight calculations
Water-resistant to 3 bar (30 meters)
Bronze colored, signed Breguet
Hours chapter with luminescent Arabic numerals
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph counter
Luminescent “syringe” type hands
Mechanical manually wound movement, column-wheel chronograph with flyback function
Numbered and signed Breguet. Cal. Valjoux 235
45-hour power reserve
In-line Swiss lever escapement
Annular balance wheel
Flat balance spring
Frequency: 3 hertz
TUDOR announces the Black Bay GMT One for Only Watch 2021, a unique execution of its Black Bay GMT with specially finished case, bracelet and movement as well as Master Chronometer certification by METAS.
For Only Watch 2021, TUDOR has created a unique Black Bay GMT with a striking case and bracelet finish that is the result of a secret stainless-steel ageing technique. The MT5652 Manufacture Calibre powering this unique watch, capable of keeping track of time in three time zones simultaneously, also received an aesthetic treatment to match the case in style that required the bridges and mainplate to be coated in black before being aged by barrel tumbling.
The Black Bay GMT One is a Master Chronometer, one of the industry’s most demanding certified standards, guaranteeing Swiss manufacturing, precision of 5 seconds (0 +5), anti-magnetism to 15’000 gauss, stated water-resistance and stated power-reserve. Achieving this certification required a substantial number of changes to the TUDOR Manufacture calibre and highlights the brand’s technical expertise and know-how.
Model: Tudor Black Bay GMT One
Aged 41mm stainless-steel case
41 mm diameter
14.6 mm thick
Aged stainless-steel open case back, engraved with PIECE UNIQUE and BLACK BAY GMT ONE
Unidirectional rotatable bezel in aged stainless steel, with aged stainless-steel 24-hour engraved disc
Screw-down aged stainless-steel winding crown with the TUDOR rose in relief
Domed sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 200 m (660 ft)
Matt black, domed
Matt grey markings matching the hands and hour-markers
Matt ruthenium-plated applied hour markers with beige luminescent material with green emission
Matt ruthenium-plated “Snowflake” hands with beige luminescent material with green emission
Manufacture Calibre MT5652-1U
Self-winding mechanical movement with bidirectional rotor system
Chronometer-certified by the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute)
Master Chronometer-certified by METAS
Power reserve of 70 hours
Variable inertia balance, micro-adjustment by screw
Non-magnetic silicon balance spring
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop seconds for precise time setting
Aged stainless-steel three-link bracelet with folding clasp and safety catch, satin-finished
Ludovic Ballouard has created a special edition wristwatch to support the Only Watch 2021 charity event.
The Half Time “Vinyl 33 Tours” has a platinum case with a hand-wound mechanical movement beating inside. Inspired by the music’s healing properties, this one-of-a-kind timepiece features a vinyl record jumping hour dial and stylus-themed retrograde minutes.
Ludovic Ballouard’s philosophy is to live for the present and his watches reflect this by only displaying the present hour. On his patented jumping hour Half Time, the hour numerals are cut by two counter-rotating disks that only align correctly at 12 o’clock to display the current hour. Retrograde minutes in the bottom half of the dial complete the displays.
For Only Watch 2021 Ballouard’s unique piece “Vinyl 33 Tours” has transformed the dial into a vinyl record on a turntable: the counter-rotating disks displaying hours become a record while a stylus moves across the record while displaying retrograde minutes.
Model name: Half Time “Vinyl 33 Tours” Only Watch
Diameter: 41 mm / Thickness: 11 mm
Water resistance 30 meters
Display case back
Vinyl record themed dial with stylus arm retrograde minutes
Hand-wound manufacture caliber B02
Patented jumping hours with only current hour displayed in form of vinyl record, titanium tone arm retrograde minutes
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