Wednesday, September 26, 2007

35 exceptional timepieces raise € 2,756,500 at auction

In the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, the Only Watch 07 charity auction of 35 unique timepieces, first in series or prototypes raised the exceptional sum of € 2,756,500/ USD 3'878'946,/ CHF 4'553'186. All proceeds from this sale, organized by Antiquorum, will help fund important medical Research on Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

Luc Pettavino, President of the Monaco Yacht Show and founder of the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy said:

” Sometimes talent comes from really wanting something. Only Watch has proven this to be true. Everyone who was involved in Only Watch 07 wanted to be a part of its unique energy and excitement. In this “second edition” of Only Watch, creativity, celebration, generosity and professionalism all joined together in an outstanding charity event that will benefit international research into Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

The 2.7 million euros earned will allow the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies to continue to support ongoing research programs and to encourage new ones. Thanks to Only Watch, each new day brings us closer to finding a therapeutic treatment to relieve the suffering of children who have Duchene Muscular Dystrophy.

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank: HSH Prince Albert II, who has sponsored and supported this event with great compassion; the watchmaking brands; the auction house Antiquorum; the Monaco Yacht Show; and all our partners.

Only Watch has become a yearly engagement in the world of charity and Haute Horology. It is familiar and eagerly awaited by collectors the world over, and it is immensely beneficial. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that all the participants in Only Watch 07 join me in inviting you to attend the third Only Watch event, to be held in September 2009: ONLY WATCH 09 - season III."

More than 300 people attended the auction, including personalities such as Philippe Starck and Formula One driver Felipe Massa. Fierce bidding in the room competing with hundreds of bidders from all over the world via the Internet and over the telephone. This is the largest sum ever achieved by a charity event in Monaco.

A complete listing is below.

Only Watch 2007 Results

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