Only Watch 2019 is the 8th edition of the auction that raises funds for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Which is a genetic disease that concerns 1 in 3,500 boys, and progressively weakens all the muscles. It is organized by Luc Pettavino, who, together with his wife Monique, has a son with this disease.
So it is a great initiative they create awareness of this disease and raise money for the onlyproject.org that does all the research. Now, in 2017 the auction raised over 10 million Swiss francs, this year the result is a stunning 38’593’000 Swiss francs. A fantastic result, for more than three quarter realized by one watch.
Only Watch 2019 set a record for the most expensive watch in the world
On the 9th of November, in Geneva, one watch was hammered at 31’000’000 Swiss francs. Which makes this Patek Phillipe Grandmaster Chime with reference 6300A-010 the most expensive watch in the world. If you don’t count bold arm band-like diamond creations of course.
This Patek is a stainless steel version with a reversible 47.7-millimeter case with guilloched hobnail pattern. It carries the hand-wound Patek Philip caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM which means it has a lot of complications. Minute repeater, perpetual calendar, GMT, leap-year cycle, year indication in four digits, moon phase and more. In total there were 50 lots to be auctioned at Only Watch 2019.
This is the top 10 of auction result of Only Watch 2019:
|1. Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime: CHF 31’000’000|
|2. F.P. Journe Astronomic Blue: CHF 1’800’000|
|3. Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Open-worked Tourbillon: CHF 1’000’000|
|4. Akrivia / Rexhep Rexhepi Chronomètre Contemporain: CHF 360’000|
|5. Tudor Black Bay Ceramic: CHF 350’000|
|6. Richard Mille RM 11-03 McLaren prototype: CHF 320’000|
|7. Urwerk x De Bethune Moon Satellite: CHF 300’0000|
|8. Bovet Récital 23 Hope: CHF 280’000|
|9. Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time: CHF 280’000|
|10. Hublot Classic Fusion Tourbillon Sapphire Orlinski: CHF 240’000|