April 24, 2024

Only Watch Ciel Etoile

“Only Watch” charity auction is held every two year and sells the unparalleled watch models provided by several top-level brands. The donation it gathers will totally put into supporting the cure and research of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Before formally auctioning, the host will hold the itinerant exhibitions all around the world. On September 3 and 5 of this year, the itinerant exhibitions will respectively be on show in Shanghai and Beijing. The final auction will be held on September 23. Beforehand, we specially select 8 top brands’ customized masterpiece to you, let’s cheer for this good thing together.

Following the sports watch “Nautilas Titanium Edition” of last year, Patek Philippe yet again combines the understated appearance and complicated function in one for the Only Watch 2011. This Ref.3939 for Only Watch has a dial featuring all-black clothes, which is calm and mysterious; its color scheme of black and white erases all decorative tone. Movement shows its enthusiasm to support the charity by means of its refined manual craftsmanship. However such complicated tourbillon minute repeater watch is plainly performed in full stainless steel case by Patek Philippe, demonstrating its insistent determination to pursue a common objective.

Chanel especially designed a customized watch models for Only Watch 2011, which is inspired by the classic J12 collection. The timepiece is made of 18K rose gold completed with black blast sanding high-tech precision ceramic. 18K rose gold weighs 81.62 gram in total, including case, bezel, dial, crown and buckle. In addition, this watch is assembled with a self-winding mechanical movement, provided with a power reserve of 42 hours. Uni-directional rotating bezel is attached fluted design and etched a black ceramic ring with 60-minute graduation. Water resistance is up to 300 m.

Traditional watchmaking craftsmanship is the most worshipful value of Blancpain. At Basel World 2011, five limited edition watches created by its watch masters were surprising. In this charity auction, the creative team customized a unique Villeret watch with intricate pattern for Only Watch. Its dial, 12 hour markers and hour/minute hands are Grand Feu made. In order to supply enough creation space for watch masters, Blancpain selects a thicker 15B movement.