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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
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Manufacture Royale
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • What’s really cool about the conquer seconds hand is the fact that it exists over a skeletonized perspective of the motion which allows you to see how this mechanism works. In reality, this is the first time I could think of that I have seen a lifeless seconds hand executed (with the view). I think DeWitt made the DeWitt Academia Out Of Time such a way for 2 reasons. One is to offer a view of the particular contraption that allows the dead seconds hand to function, and second is as a subtle reminder that “that is, indeed, not a quartz timepiece. “To the remaining beat second hand is something else intriguing. This is actually the “flying time” dial and it is really a sort of foudroyante hand. Some watches that have hands which produce a complete revolution each instant, and we refer to those as “flying palms.” The main reason is that they appear to move so fast, watchmakers say they are “flying.” The disks have small holes, and when the upper disk moves, it creates a unique animation on the dial.Jerome DeWitt explained that the function of this DeWitt Academia From Time watch was to demonstrate the visual comparison between two different indicators which still operate every second. There is also the contrast between the slow and the rapid. It’s a poetic idea, and I must acknowledge that if I wore the DeWitt Academia From Time on my wrist, I would probably be spending a lot of time staring at it.Otherwise, the dial merely indicates the moment, and much of the top part of the face appears relatively stark compared to the bottom of the dial. It is also unique how DeWitt boundaries each of those 2 subdials separately. It makes for a dial that looks both symmetrical and asymmetrical at precisely the same time – which is something I don’t recall ever saying before.

  • 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. onlywatch.com

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