Yesterday saw the Only Watch auction take place, the bi-annual charity auction where watch brands submit a one-off piece to be auctioned and the funds donated towards research into one of the most dangerous and common forms of Muscular Dystrophy: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the lot items and see how much they sold for.

 

Lot 1 –  GRÖNEFELD 1941 REMONTOIRE

Estimated price CHF: 48,000 – 69,000

Actual price CHF: 70,000

Estimated price exceeded

Lot 2 – H. MOSER & CIE ENDEAVOUR PERPETUAL MOON CONCEPT ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 35,000 – 45,000

Actual Price CHF: 48,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 3 – GIRARD PERREGAUX LAUREATO ABSOLUTE CHRONOGRAPH FOR ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 13,000 – 16,000

Actual Price CHF: 24,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 4 – HERMÈS ARCEAU L’HEURE DE LA LUNE ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 35,000 – 55,000

Actual Price CHF: 210,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 5 – FREDERIQUE CONSTANT METEORITE TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR MANUFACTURE

Estimated price CHF: 32,000 – 36,000

Actual price: 60,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 6 – HUBLOT CLASSIC FUSION TOURBILLON SAPPHIRE ORLINSKI FOR ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 160,000 – 180,000

Actual price CHF: 240,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 7 – FERDINAND BERTHOUD CHRONOMÈTRE FB 1 – NIGHT STAR

Estimated price CHF: 170,000 – 200,000

Actual price CHF: 150,000

Estimate price not matched

Lot 8 – JACOB & CO JACOB & CO. EPIC X CHRONO MESSI “ONLY WATCH” SPECIAL EDITION

Estimated price CHF: 70,000 – 100,000

Actual price CHF: 75,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 9 – FABERGÉ WINTER

Estimated price CHF: 50,000 – 70,000

Actual price CHF: 70,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 10 – JAEGER-LECOULTRE MASTER ULTRA THIN PERPETUAL ENAMEL CHESTNUT

Estimated price CHF: 55,000 – 70,000

Actual price CHF: 60,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 11 – F.P. JOURNE ASTRONOMIC BLUE

Estimated price CHF: 300,000 – 600,000

Actual price CHF: 1,800,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 12 – JAQUET DROZ GRANDE SECONDE SKELET-ONE CERAMIC

Estimate price CHF: 28,000 – 35,000

Actual price CHF: 45,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 13 – DEWITT ACADEMIA SLIDE ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 60,000 – 80,000

Actual price CHF: 45,000

Estimate price not matched

Lot 14 – KONSTANTIN CHAYKIN JOKER SELFIE

Estimated price CHF: 18,000 – 24,000

Actual price CHF: 70,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 15 – DE BETHUNE + URWERK MOON SATELLITE FOR ONLY WATCH 201

Estimated price CHF: 120,000 – 150,000

Actual price CHF: 300,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 16 – LOUIS MOINET MEMORIS ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 30,000 – 40,000

Actual price CHF: 42,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 17 – CZAPEK FAUBOURG DE CRACOVIE ONLY WATCH 2019 – COURAGE EVERY SECOND

Estimated price CHF: 24,000 – 36,000

Actual price CHF: 110,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 18 – LOUIS VUITTON ESCALE SPIN TIME – ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimated price CHF: 80,000 – 100,000

Actual price CHF: 280,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 19 – CYRUS KLEPCYS ALARM ONLY WATCH

Estimated price CHF: 41,500 – 47,500

Actual price CHF: 42,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 20 – MAURICE LACROIX MAURICE LACROIX AIKON MERCURY ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimated price CHF: 10,000 – 15,000

Actual price CHF: 17,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 21 – CHRISTOPHE CLARET MAESTRO CORAIL

Estimate price CHF: 86,000 – 106,000

Actual price CHF: 70,000

Estimate price not matched

Lot 22 – MB&F + L’ÉPÉE TOM & T-REX

Estimate price CHF: 20,000 – 40,000

Actual price CHF: 85,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 23 – CHANEL THE J12 INSEPARABLE FOR ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimate price CHF: 22,500 – 27,500

Actual price CHF: 130,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 24 – MONTBLANC 1858 SPLIT SECOND CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimated price CHF: 42,000 – 48,000

Actual price CHF: 100,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 25 – CARL F. BUCHERER PATRAVI SCUBATEC ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimated price CHF: 25,000 – 30,000

Actual price CHF: 60,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 26 – MORITZ GROSSMANN RÉSERVE DE MARCHE CLASSIQUE

Estimated price CHF: 30,000 – 50,000

Actual price CHF: 36,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 27 – BREGUET TYPE 20 ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimated price CHF: 35,000 – 50,000

Actual price CHF: 210,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 28 – PATEK PHILIPPE GRANDMASTER CHIME

Estimated price CHF: 2,500,000 – 3,000,000

Actual price CHF: 31,000,000

Estimate price exceeded (and then some!)

Lot 29 – BOVET 1822 RÉCITAL 23 “HOPE” With Récital 23

Estimated price CHF: 50,000 – 80,000

Actual price CHF: 280,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 30 – PIAGET ALTIPLANO ULTIMATE AUTOMATIC

Estimated price CHF: 30,000 – 50,000

Actual price CHF: 48,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 31 – BOUCHERON AJOURÉE AMVARA

Estimated price CHF: 28,000 – 40,000

Actual price CHF: 130,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 32 – REBELLION RE-VOLT ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 35,000 – 55,000

Actual price CHF: 24,000

Price not matched

Lot 33 – BLANCPAIN FIFTY FATHOMS BARAKUDA FOR ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 13,000 – 20,000

Actual price CHF: 45,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 34 – RICHARD MILLE RM 11-03 AUTOMATIC FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH MCLAREN

Estimate price CHF: 220,000 – 250,000

Actual price CHF: 320,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 35 – BELL & ROSS BR 05 SKELETON GOLD BLUE

Estimate price CHF: 20,000 – 25,000

Actual price CHF: 55,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 36 – RJ ARRAW 6919 ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 19,900 – 21,900

Actual price CHF: 24,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 37 – AUDEMARS PIGUET CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET TOURBILLON OPENWORKED ONLY WATCH EDITION

Estimate price CHF: 190,000 – 240,000

Actual price CHF: 1,000,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 38 – SINGER REIMAGINED SINGER TRACK 1 – ONLY WATCH EDITION

Estimate price CHF: 45,000 – 55,000

Actual price CHF: 45,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 39 – ATELIERS DE MONACO TOURBILLON – OCULUS 1297 ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 50,000 – 70,000

Actual price CHF:  24,000

Estimate price not matched

Lot 40 – SPEAKE MARIN LONDON CHRONOGRAPH ONLY WATCH EDITION

 

Estimate price CHF: 18,000 – 30,000

Actual price CHF: 20,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 41 – ARTYA SON OF EARTH PRECIOUS BUTTERFLY

 

Estimate price CHF: 15,000 – 35,000

Actual price CHF: 27,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 42 – TRILOBE “LES MATINAUX” ONLY WATCH EDITION 2019

Estimate price CHF: 9000 – 12,000

Actual price CHF: 26,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 43 – ARNOLD & SON DSTB ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 28,000 – 38,000

Actual price CHF: 26,000

Estimate price not matched

Lot 44 – TUDOR TUDOR BLACK BAY CERAMIC ONE

Estimate price CHF: 4500 – 5500

Actual price CHF: 350,000 (say what?)

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 45 – ARMIN STROM PURE RESONANCE ONLY WATCH 2019

Estimate price CHF: 49,000 – 55,000

Actual price CHF: 50,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 46 – ULYSSE NARDIN EXO-SKELETON X A

Estimate price CHF: 35,000 – 45,000

Actual price CHF: 35,000

Estimate price matched

Lot 47 – ANDERSEN GENÈVE “MONTRE À TACT” ONLY WATCH 2019 “PIÈCE UNIQUE” TRIBUTE TO CRAFTSMANSHIP

Estimate price CHF: 50,000 – 55,000

Actual price CHF: 75,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 48 – VOUTILAINEN TP1 OW2019

Estimate price CHF: 50,000 – 70,000

Actual price CHF: 110,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 49 – AKRIVIA CHRONOMÈTRE CONTEMPORAIN ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 40,000 – 60,000

Actual price CHF: 360,000

Estimate price exceeded

Lot 50 – ZENITH EL PRIMERO A386 ONLY WATCH

Estimate price CHF: 19,900 – 29,900

Actual price CHF: 75,000

Estimate price exceeded

Well, there you have it, the results of all 50 lots from this year’s auction. Most of the lots on sale at least met their expected price, perhaps the most unexpected lot that didn’t meed the estimate was Ferdinand Berthoud’s FB 1 – Night Star watch, which I think was a cracker. Of all the watches, though, the Oculus 1297 Only Watch was the furthest under its expected price, selling for CHF26,000 less than the estimated price. That’s not great for the charity, but it’s great for whoever bought it as they got a tourbillon watch with a cool case from an indie brand for a low price.

The main headliner of the auction, as ever, was Patek Philippe, which pulled in a record-breaking CHF31,000,000, obliterating the last record price from the 2017 Only Watch auction, which was CHF6,200,000. I expected it to be over CHF10,000,000 simply because it was an extremely rare model of Patek Philippe’s (the Grandmaster Chime) in a steel case, which always fetches them more. Other highlights include the Tudor Black Bay Ceramic One which surprised (and baffled) a lot of folks. Breguet did rather well on their Type 20. Previously, they’ve made their Only Watch submissions the prototype for their production watches (think the Type XXI 3817ST/X2/3ZU, that watch started as an Only Watch one-off), so with rumours of a range refresh incoming this could be the future of the Type XX range. Personally, I can’t wait to see how far the money raised from this auction will go!

The total raised by this auction currently stands at CHF38,593,000.

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