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ONLY WATCH 2013: See What Brands To Expect Wild Watches From Sales & Auctions

We love the ONLY WATCH auction that takes place every other year in Monaco for the support of charity. Why do we love it? Well a range of participating watch brands produce totally unique watches that are auctioned off for charity (Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy). The pieces are sometimes mere color variations on existing models, and sometimes they are radically new models that are production concepts or signs of things to come. In any event, they are all one-off pieces (with the exception of models that are “#1” in a limited edition). The brands do it for the massive media exposure and marketing opportunity.

UPDATE: See the aBlogtoWatch full list of Only Watch 2013 Watches.

2013 is the 5th edition of the Only Watch (administered and operated by auctioneer Antiquorum) auction and it will take place later in 2013 on September 28th. The participating brands will slowly release their Only Watch pieces until then. While more brands may be added later, here are the companies that we expect to see interesting timepieces from over the next several months:

  • Backes & Strauss
  • The plan of the FM 1700 is pleasant but not overly distinctive. It does the job though and is searchable via a sapphire caseaback window. I look forward to watching the new Franck Muller Vintage Curvex 7-Days Power Reserve watches hands-on soon. Price is about $22,500 in 18k rose gold and roughly $11,000 in steel.It is really wild, and kind of ridiculous at precisely the same moment. In a way, it feels just like what Audemars Piguet did together with all the Royal Oak Offshore, only here with Franck Muller. This is actually the tourbillon version of the view, but there’s also a (much less costly) chronograph version. It comes in titanium and Egral or rose gold. Over $100k, and massive in size.This is the first new Franck Muller watch in sometime – which makes sense as the watch maker has had to lay-off individuals due to a reduction in demand. The maturation of a few watch is very expensive, particularly with a maker like Franck Muller. They do not just receive a movement from ETA and built a watch about it, but rather construct their own movement, or have one created for them. This with the physical layout of the watch takes years, and is a massive investment. To get a watch maker to keep in the spotlight, they have to release new watches on a regular basis, unless they need people to think that are going under. Well Franck Muller isn’t going under and also this brand new Triple Scale Chronograph Ratrappante Ref. 8883 watch.While the look of the watch is familiar to the normal tonneau shaped cases which Franck Muller is know for, the design and performance of this watch is pretty unique. This watch has a great deal going on both on the front and rear of this watch, and all revolves around the chronograph functions. Actually rather than being flamboyant and flashy, this view is practically a pure classic style instrument. The watch face itself is smaller, and placed in the lower center of the face – with quite the instrument like appearance (something I would probably suspect being on a Sinn watch or Panerai). As the chronograph function is central to the Triple Scale Chronograph, it is quite impressive. It is really rather clever because the functions on the trunk are seldom used, but are there if you need it, and it is probably not too big of a deal to take the eye off if using those purposes. The rear features include a: tachymeter scale (measures rate), a pulsometer (measures pulse), and also a telemeter (measures distance).

  • Bell & Ross
  • Blancpain
  • Breguet
  • Chanel
  • Chopard
  • ChronoSwiss
  • Christophe Claret
  • Corum
  • Cyrus
  • deLaCour
  • De Bethune
  • DeWitt
  • Franck Muller
  • Frédérique Constant
  • Girard Perregaux
  • Glasshütte Original
  • Harry Winston
  • Heritage Watch Manufactory
  • Hublot, Ikepod
  • Jaquet Droz
  • Ladoire
  • Laurent Ferrier
  • Louis Vuitton
  • Manufacture Royale
  • Maurice Lacroix
  • Montblanc
  • Patek Philippe
  • Piaget
  • Richard Mille
  • Roger Dubuis
  • Armin Strom
  • Ulysse Nardin
  • Vacheron Constantin
  • Van Cleef & Arpels
  • Vulcain
  • Zenith

That is a huge number of brands and you can compare them to the all the pieces from the Only Watch 2011 auction. We look forward to sharing with you the auction pieces as they trickle out leading up to the event in September of 2013.