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  • 5 July 2017

 PRESS RELEASE: Only Watch at Christie’s Geneva 11 November 2017

Geneva – Christie’s will be the auctioneer of choice for ONLY WATCH 2017, organized by L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, offering 49 timepieces during the afternoon of Saturday 11 November at the Four Seasons – Hôtel des Bergues in Geneva as a stand-alone charity auction.

All 49 watches are now revealed and available to view under www.onlywatch.com

Participating brands: Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F.Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune, Dewitt, F.P. Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier, Jaquet Droz, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MF&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Voutilainen, Zenith. Special Projects: (Agenhor X Head/Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design – Genève), Wostep (Ecole Horlogère – Neuchâtel)

ONLY WATCH brings together the most renowned luxury houses as well as independent watchmakers donating unique variations of exceptional timepieces, in aid of a very good cause. For the first time, the 2017 edition of ONLY WATCH, thanks to the generosity of all brands involved, will offer a number of watches alongside unique experiences and collaborations money cannot buy.

Under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, and at the initiative of Luc Pettavino, President of L’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, ONLY WATCH is the world’s foremost charity auction entirely devoted to the research of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2005, more than 25 million euros have been raised to finance research in this field.

"ONLY WATCH 2017 is a time for all parts of the watch world to come together and celebrate all that is good about the modern watch industry: innovation, technical know-how, creativity, and most importantly the desire to give back to the global community in this exceptional charity event. Christie's is honored to be a partner in this monumental auction and looks forward to providing a global stage to exhibit and present ONLY WATCH 2017", commented John Reardon, International Head of Christie’s Watch department.

Ahead of the auction in November, the 49 pieces will be exhibited throughout the world. The tour debuts at the Monaco Yacht Show from 27 until 30 September, followed by:

Bangkok  02-03 October            

Singapore  05-06 October           

Dubai   9-11 October              

Hong Kong  23-24 October        

Taipei  26-27 October

New York   29-30 October

 Los Angeles  01-02 November

Geneva 09-11 November

Thanks to many loyal partners, who have graciously given their know-how and support to ONLY WATCH, all auction proceeds will entirely benefit scientific and medical research on neuromuscular diseases in general and on Duchenne muscular dystrophy in particular.

Please follow us over the next 5 months on:

Instagram        @onlywatch_official / @christiesInc / @christieswatches

Facebook        OnlyWatchCharityAuction / @Christies

Twitter             @OnlyWatch2017 / @ChrisitesInc

Website           www.onlywatch.com / www.chisties.com

About Christie’s

Christie’s, the world's leading art business, had global auction, private and digital sales in first half of 2017 that totalled £2.35 billion / $3 billion. Christie’s is a name and place that speaks of extraordinary art, unparalleled service and expertise, as well as international glamour. Christie’s offers around 350 auctions annually in over 80 categories, including all areas of fine and decorative arts, jewellery, photographs, collectibles, wine, and more. Prices range from $200 to over $100 million. Christie's also has a long and successful history conducting private sales for its clients in all categories, with emphasis on Post-War & Contemporary, Impressionist & Modern, Old Masters and Jewellery.

Alongside regular sales online, Christie’s has a global presence in 46 countries, with 10 salerooms around the world including in London, New York, Paris, Geneva, Milan, Amsterdam, Dubai, Zürich, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

*Please note when quoting estimates above that other fees will apply in addition to the hammer price - see Section D of the Conditions of Sale at the back of the sale catalogue.

*Estimates do not include buyer’s premium. Sales totals are hammer price plus buyer’s premium and are reported net of applicable fees.