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Only Watch charity auction raises €5 million

Held every two years since 2005 during Informa’s Monaco Yacht Show, Only Watch  raised  €5,066,000 for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The fifth Only Watch event offered 33 unique watches designed by some of world’s most prestigious watch makers for auction, along with a collection of 14 vintage magnum champagne bottles. The auction took place on September 28th at Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo, hosted by Luc Pettavino, President of  the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, in the presence of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. More than 300 people were in attendance, with numerous bidders joining online and by phone.

The proceeds from the sale will be donated to Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies to help financing research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a degenerative neuromuscular disease affecting 1 in 3,500 boys, or 250,000 children, adolescents, and young adults around the world.

Participating manufactures included: Zenith, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vacheron Constantin, Ulysse Nardin, Armin Strom, Roger Dubuis, Richard Mille, Piaget, Patek Philippe, Montblanc, Maurice Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Laurent Ferrier, Julien Coudray 1518, Jaquet Droz, Ikepod, Hublot, Harry Winston, Girard Perregaux, Frédérique Constant, De Bethune, Dewitt, DeLaCour, Cyrus, Corum, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, Chopard, Chanel, Breguet, Blancpain, Bell & Ross, Backes & Strauss.

Only Watch is jointly organised by Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies, Antiquorum Auctioneers and Informa’s Monaco Yacht Show.

"The Monaco Yacht Show supports the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies since 2001. Each member of the show team and the Informa Group are proud to be committed to this noble human adventure. We bring all our know-how in event management and communications to organise the Only Watch auction.", said Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director of the MYS.