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The watches under the hammer at Only Watch 2019
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The watches under the hammer at Only Watch 2019

Friday, 08 November 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
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Taking place November 9th in Geneva, the profits from Only Watch fund research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Here is a second selection from the fifty unique watches coming up for sale.

Louis Moinet Memoris

Memoris Only Watch features a contemporary design, requiring 147 components for the chronograph and 155 components for the automatic movement. The originality of the piece resides in the separation of these two functions.

Memoris © Louis Moinet
Memoris © Louis Moinet
Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time watch

Louis Vuitton unveils a timepiece with a dial inspired by tattoo art. Made using Grand Feu champlevé enameling and painted by hand, the dial is a creation by Anita Porchet. The model displays the time using rotating cylinders. Here, each cylinder is set with diamonds.

Escale Spin Time watch © Louis Vuitton
Escale Spin Time watch © Louis Vuitton
MB&F + L’Epée 1839 “Tom & T-Rex”

All previous MB&F Machines created for Only Watch were unique pieces from existing collections that incorporated visual elements related to the auction. For this 2019 edition, MB&F and L’Epée have made the choice to contribute a previously unreleased piece.

« Tom & T-Rex » © MB&F + L’Epée 1839
« Tom & T-Rex » © MB&F + L’Epée 1839
Moritz Grossmann Reserve de Marche Classique

This Réserve de Marche Classique is reminiscent of a historical pocket watch by the Glashütte watch pioneer Moritz Grossmann. The manufactory has translated his masterful design from the Wilhelminian era into a contemporary piece

Reserve de Marche Classique © Moritz Grossmann
Reserve de Marche Classique © Moritz Grossmann
Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic

The Maison presents a unique Piaget Altiplano Ultimate Automatic in rose gold in a never-seen-before colour combination of blue, the Only Watch colour of the year. The Maison worked for three years to develop this ultra-thin masterpiece.

Altiplano Ultimate Automatic © Piaget
Altiplano Ultimate Automatic © Piaget
RJ Arraw 6919

This piece expands on the design of RJ’s new Arraw 6919 model, a DNA concept timepiece created to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The universe of space and the journey to the moon inspired multiple elements of its design.

Arraw 6919 © RJ
Arraw 6919 © RJ
Ateliers de Monaco Tourbillon XP1

Equipped with the manufacture dMc-980 calibre, a patented tourbillon movement called Tourbillon XP1 (eXtreme Precision 1 minute), the watch shows a tolerance between 0 to 2 seconds per 24 hours.

Tourbillon XP1 © Ateliers de Monaco
Tourbillon XP1 © Ateliers de Monaco
Ulysse Nardin Exo Skeleton X

Ulysse Nardin has taken inspiration from the Federal Tech School of Lausanne research group “Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics” to design a watch fitted with an “exoskeleton”, a technological device used to help people with motor impairments to move.

Exo Skeleton X © Ulysse Nardin
Exo Skeleton X © Ulysse Nardin
Urwerk & de Bethune - MoonSatellite

Expressing the perfection of the celestial order, this unique timepiece is a complex interaction of mechanisms specific to De Bethune and Urwerk – a true fusion of their watchmaking genes.

MoonSatellite © Urwerk & de Bethune
MoonSatellite © Urwerk & de Bethune
Zenith El Primero A386 Revival

Zenith releases a one-of-a-kind white gold iteration of the original El Primero A386 Revival at for Only Watch auction. Nestling in a customized presentation box, this piece features a singular turquoise subdial in tribute to this year’s Only Watch theme colour.

El Primero A386 Revival © Zenith
El Primero A386 Revival © Zenith
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