Only Watch is an extraordinary charity auction which is held every two years in Monaco during the Monaco Yacht Show under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. This year, for the auction, 34 high watchmaking brands are each making a unique piece. All the proceeds from Only Watch go to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The next Only Watch auction, organized by Patrizzi & Co, will take place at 18h:00 on 24 September 2009 during the Monaco Yacht show. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a seriously debilitating genetic disorder that affects one in every 3,500 boys.
The disease is characterized by a weakening of the muscles, respiratory and cardiac problems which can become fatal as the child gets older. In Europe there are around 30,000 sufferers of the disease (the same as the population of Monaco) who inevitably require constant care and the special facility needs of disabled people.Participating watch brands 2009:- Audemars Piguet, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Cabestan, Cartier, Chaumet, Chanel, Confrérie Horlogere (by BNB Concept), Corum, De Bethune, Delacour, Franc Vila, Franck Muller, Frédérique Constant, Gerald Charles, Girard-Perregaux, Hermès, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Les Ateliers de Monaco, Louis Vuitton, MB&F, Montblanc, Omega, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Tourneau Timepieces, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Zenith.