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  • 11 November 2017

RESULTS: Only Watch Sale Total: CHF 10,776,500, 100% Sold

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and Rahul Kadakia, Christie’s selling together lot 50 of the auction

Geneva - The 7th edition of Only Watch raised a total of CHF10,776,500 and was sold 100% to benefit research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The auction room welcomed watchmakers, collectors and philanthropists, alongside 300 supporters in the auction room and many more bidders joined the sale via Christie’s online bidding facility or on the phones. A total of 45 countries participated in the sale. Each of the 50 unique watches, each donated by a leading watch manufacturer, have been highly competed for and the atmosphere in the room was electric with several applauding moments.

Luc Pettavino, president de l’Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies et Fondateur d’Only Watch commented after the auction: “We have won many battles together. The battle of altruism and empathy in amongst all of us: brands, partners, donors. The battle of beauty and research of excellence. The battle of awareness for research on Duchenne muscular Dystrophy with the largest media buzz ever. Now, let continue pushing hard, as we do need to win the battle to cure this disease. And to my son Paul, thank you for everything. One way or another you are here with us today.”

John Reardon, International Head of Christie’s Watches Department said: “As the auction partner for Only Watch 2017 it has been a pleasure and honour to be part of this important initiative. The final result has reached beyond our expectations and we congratulate Luc Pettavino and the entire Only Watch family for such a success and like to express our thanks to all the partners who have supported Only Watch.”

Participating brands:
Andersen Genève, Arnold & Son, Armin Strom, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Müller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F.Bücherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, Czapek, De Bethune, Dewitt, FP Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob&Co, Jaquet Droz, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier & Urwerk, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, TAG Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Voutilainen, Zenith. Projets spéciaux : Agenhor & HEAD Genève, Wostep.

CHRISTIE’S GENEVA SALE CALENDAR FOR NOVEMBER 2017

Sunday 12 November 2017
Finest and Rarest Wines and Spirits
At 10:00am and 2:00pm

Monday 13 November 2017
Rare Watches
At 10:30am and 2:30pm
Beyond Boundaries
At 6:30pm

Tuesday 14 November
Magnificent Jewels
At 2.00pm and 6:30pm

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.