Only Watch has always taken a distinctive approach to its work. They raise money for research to find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy by holding a biennial auction in which the world's top watchmakers give a one-of-a-kind piece. Christie's auctioned the 53 works in a crowded Palexpo in Geneva this weekend, collecting CHF 30 million ($32 million).
One-third of that sum was raised through the Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock. This isn't unexpected, given that the item is a real mechanical wonder, and a desk clock isn't normally part of Patek Philippe's repertoire. This stunning timepiece is made of sterling silver and embellished with American walnut and vermeil components. It has a perpetual calendar and a 31-day power reserve. The price was USD 1042262.
The RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc prototype was also a success for Richard Mille. This elegant and ultra-light watch, designed to be worn as a second skin, raised USD 23,03,947. The casing is made of Richard Mille's patented Quartz TPT, a red and white composite material. This watch is not only a reliable performer but also the lightest timepiece in the Richard Mille collection, thanks to its extra-flat skeletonized in-house movement, calibre CRMA7.
Ulysse Nardin's one-of-a-kind UFO clock also performed admirably. It sold for USD 416,904, smashing over its high estimate of USD 87,769. It is made up of 675 pieces and displays three time zones at once. Its mechanical movement only has to be wound once a year. Ulysse Nardin chose to make the distinctive orange hue that Only Watch utilises as their own the focal point of the clock, using it to decorate the base as well as other components inside the sapphire crystal dome.
Hublot's transparent Big Bang Tourbillon Only Watch likewise performed admirably. With a clear sapphire casing and an orange-colored bezel, this watch displayed the businesses' achievements in the field of sapphire. Hublot's production calibre is housed within, and sapphire crystal is also used. Despite a high estimate of USD 197481, this tourbillon watch sold for USD 351,077.
Other tourbillons that did well were the Oppose Twofold Tourbillon Felipe Pantine by Pinnacle. This tempting piece sold for USD 526,616, over two times its high gauge of USD 241,365. Louis Vuitton's Tambour Bend GMT Flying Tourbillon was additionally generally welcomed and happened to over two times its high gauge, selling for USD 241,365.
Bovet's beguiling Miss Audrey Sweet Pixie watch was for certain the best watch at closeout. Not just in light of the fact that it accomplished USD 197,481 for the battle against Duchenne Strong Dystrophy yet additionally in light of the fact that the dial highlighted a smaller than expected composition made of sugar. This is a serious difference with the watch Label Heuer gave. The Main Watch Carbon Monaco included a novel case produced using manufactured carbon fiber, a material likewise utilized for its dial. It was sold for USD 318,164 causing an indispensable commitment for Just Watch to accomplish its objective: to guarantee that no kid will at any point experience the ill effects of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.