ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From

ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From Sales & Auctions

We love the ONLY WATCH auction that takes place every other year in Monaco for the support of charity. Why do we love it? Well a range of participating watch brands produce totally unique watches that are auctioned off for charity (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy). The pieces are sometimes mere color variations on existing models, and sometimes they are radically new models that are production concepts or signs of things to come. In any event, they are all one-off pieces (with the exception of models that are “#1” in a limited edition). The brands do it for the massive media exposure and marketing opportunity.

UPDATE: See the aBlogtoWatch full list of Only Watch 2013 Watches.

2013 is the 5th edition of the Only Watch (administered and operated by auctioneer Antiquorum) auction and it will take place later in 2013 on September 28th. The participating brands will slowly release their Only Watch pieces until then. While more brands may be added later, here are the companies that we expect to see interesting timepieces from over the next several months:

    • Backes & Strauss
    • Bell & Ross
    • Blancpain
    • Breguet
    • Chanel
    • Chopard
    • ChronoSwiss
    • Christophe Claret
    • Corum
    • Cyrus
    • deLaCour
    • De Bethune
    • DeWitt
    • Franck Muller
    • Frédérique Constant
    • Girard Perregaux
    • Glasshütte Original
    • Harry Winston
    • Heritage Watch Manufactory
    • Hublot, Ikepod
    • Jaquet Droz
    • Ladoire
    • Laurent Ferrier

The Round Giga Tourbillon that we’ve got here is your mention 7048 T G SQT BR NR, that is actually just the curved version of the earlier benchmark 8889 T G SQT BR NR. Due to its more traditional round case, the Franck Muller Watch Price In Malaysia Round Giga Tourbillon is also less chunky on the wrist, and is slightly more wearable than the Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon using all the Cintrée Curvex case. This watch features a brushed black PVD stainless steel case with matching black PVD motion. Again, legibility is somewhat jeopardized due to the usage of black PVD palms with white luminescent material. It just does not provide enough contrast against the twin mainspring barrels.Franck Muller’s Giga Tourbillon watches, whether in the more distinctive Cintrée Curvex situation or even a more traditional round case, are certainly very eye catching watches. The immensely large tourbillon, which takes up nearly half the whole watch’s quantity, simply screams for attention, leaving bystanders in no doubt that you have something that’s very unusual and unique on the wrist.The Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon reference 8889 T G SQT BR5N, which is the increased gold model, retails for a cost of $238,000. Another two PVD models, the Franck Muller Giga Tourbillon reference 8889 T G SQT BR NR and Round Giga Tourbillon benchmark 7048 T G SQT BR NR retail for a cost of $218,000.

  • Louis Vuitton
  • Manufacture Royale
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Montblanc
  • Patek Philippe
  • Piaget
  • Richard Mille
  • Roger Dubuis
  • Armin Strom
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vulcain
  • Zenith

That is a huge number of brands and you can compare them to the all the pieces from the Only Watch 2011 auction. We look forward to sharing with you the auction pieces as they trickle out leading up to the event in September of 2013.