The Coolest Timepieces Of Only Watch 2021, Part II

The Coolest Timepieces Of Only Watch 2021, Part II

Martin Green
By Martin Green July 6, 2021

In the previous eight editions of Only Watch, a total of 70 million euros was raised to support the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This is a vital contribution in finding a cure for this terrible disease. For watch brands, it is an opportunity to do good and showcase their abilities. This works two ways, as it results in truly unique watches that are so tempting that they will likely only raise more money for the cause. Yesterday we showed you already some of our favorites, and today we do that again, as also the following ones are too good to pass up:

Patek Philippe Only Watch 2021Patek Philippe Complicated Desk Clock
One of the most surprising donations to Only Watch 2021 has to be the Complicated Desk Clock by Patek Philippe. It is crafted in Sterling silver, and decorated with vermeil elements and inlays of American walnut. The desk clock is inspired by a similar one made in 1923 for James Ward Packard, the car manufacturer. It features a perpetual calendar, complete with moon phase display and week-number indication. The power reserve is an astonishing 31-days, making winding it only a once-a-month “chore.” Estimate: CHF 400,000 – 500,000

Ulysse Nardin Only Watch 2021
Ulysse Nardin UFO
The UFO clock shows that Ulysse Nardin is much more than a watch brand. It was launched earlier this year in blue as a limited edition of 75 pieces, which sold out fast. This UFO that the brand created for Only Watch 2021 uses the cause’s signature color to highlight the base, the three time zones, and various details in the complex and stunning movement. It consists out of no less than 675 parts, of which the oversized oscillator is placed on top. The movement is protected by a hand-blown glass dome, which is secured in the orange aluminum base. Estimate: CHF 60,000 – 80,000

Richard Mille Only Watch 2021
Richard Mille RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc Prototype
Owning a Richard Mille is already a very exclusive affair, yet being able to wear a prototype of the brand goes far beyond that. At Only Watch 2021, that can become a reality as Mille donated the RM 67-02 prototype of Charles Leclerc. This Ferrari Formula 1 driver wanted to have a watch that was like a second skin, a challenge Mille happily accepted. The RM 67-02 is the lightest automatic watch in the collection, featuring a case made of red and white Quartz TPT as a reference to the flag of Monaco, the home of Leclerc. The bridges of the ultra-slim movement are made from grade 5 titanium, combining light-weight with the desired sturdiness. Estimate: CHF 270,000 – 330,000

Louis Vuitton Only Watch 2021
Louis Vuitton Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon Only Watch 2021
Louis Vuitton is showing the entire spectrum of orange in their contribution to Only Watch 2021. Paying tribute to the signature color used by this great cause, the brand uses it on the dial and strap, as well as on the box. For the hour markers, Louis Vuitton selected the finest baguette-cut orange sapphires. It gives the Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon Only Watch 2021 a warm look, which is amplified by the combination of a titanium case with pink gold lugs, crown, and pushers. The movement combines a one-minute flying tourbillon with a second time zone display, making it the perfect watch for travelers. Estimate: CHF 80,000 – 100,000

The Only Watch 2021 takes place at November 6th, 2021. More information can be found here