Made For The Highest Bidder

Made For The Highest Bidder

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In the concluding part of watches specially made for the Only Watch event in support of Monaco Association against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity auction to be held in Geneva in November. Hiren Kumar Bose features additional five watches

BOVET Secret Beauty
Estimate: 57,000 – 62,000 $

BOVET Secret Beauty

The Geisha hand-painted on the 42mm dial of this timepiece combines different layers of traditional painting and Super-LumiNova®, rendering this miniature work of art, affixed to mother-of-pearl, visible both by day and by night. The artisans at have gone even further, as the Geisha bares all when night falls. This unprecedented innovation in watchmaking makes the link between the traditional enamel work that established the House’s reputation in the 19th century and the erotic watches of the same period. The timepieces’ acquirer and his/her partner will be hosted for a dinner and one-night stay in a London hotel.

PIAGET Black Tie Vintage Watch
Estimate: 31,000 – 52,000 $

Black Tie Vintage Watch
Black Tie Vintage Watch

With this 43 mm x 45 mm timepiece Piaget revisits its heritage with an out of the ordinary cushion-shaped watchcase. The watch displays the finest Piaget goldsmithing with superimposed matt and shiny surfaces to create the depth effect on the case. This atypical piece was one of a number of Piaget watches once owned by cultural icon Andy Warhol, and now part of the Maison’s patrimony. The piece in yellow gold recalls the colour theme of this year’s edition of Only Watch, featuring a hard stone dial in brown pietersite. Known as the Tempest Stone with its highly charged energy, pietersite is a powerful protection stone, especially against the elements.

LOUIS VUITTON Escale Spin Time Black & Fire
Estimate: 52,000 – 83,000 $

LOUIS VUITTON

The 41 mm hypnotic watch incorporates the ingenious hour display principle of the Spin Time movement in the Escale case. The dial boasts an exceptional finish and features an array of warm and vibrant shades of orange. Positioned in the centre of the sapphire crystal, a disk in the same colours – bearing the inscription “Louis Vuitton Only Watch” – evokes the shape of a stylized globe, continuing in the Louis Vuitton tradition of world travel. A trunk in Ardoise Taiga leather accompanies this timepiece, with a printed leather patch that represents the globe featured in the centre of the dial. The hour is displayed when two of the twelve axes rotate simultaneously, moving the cubes at the end of each one to reveal four different faces: the hours of the day and night (e.g. 10:00/22:00) on two faces and two different coloured flags inspired by the House’s customised trunks on the others. The minutes are more traditionally displayed thanks to a watch hand. It is made of brushed titanium with a bezel, lugs, and crown in 18 ct white gold. It’s delicate bezel frames the dial beautifully, giving the hour display and the ballet of rotating cubes optimal visibility. On the reverse, the sapphire back reveals an aluminum disc paired with an oscillating weight, which turns with precision around a large LV with a bold outline.

PATEK PHILLIPE Reference 5208t-010
Estimate: 932,000 – 1.139,000 $

PATEK PHILLIPE

Bringing together its mastery in the sphere of grand complication watches, the 42 mm watch brings together a minute repeater, a monopusher chronograph, and an instantaneous perpetual calendar displayed in apertures along an arc. This is also one of the very few ultra-complicated watches endowed with a self-winding mechanism. Orchestrating this highly sophisticated combination of functions is a movement comprising 719 parts. It stands out as the first and only version of this timepiece ever produced in titanium, a metal rarely used for a Patek Philippe. This unique piece features a blue dial adorned with a hand-guilloched carbon-fiber pattern, underlining the Manufacture’s role as protector of the rare handicrafts. The calibre R CH 27 PS QI movement, visible through a sapphire-crystal display back, also presents a distinctive finish with the entire movement being black rhodium-plated. The platinum micro-rotor is hand-guilloché with the same decoration as the dial.

TAG HEUER Luxury Kit “Only Watch” Special Edition
Estimate: 16,000 – 26,000 $

TAG HEUER

The 45mm Connected Modular 45 is the first modular TAG Heuer luxury watch, featuring the Swiss Made mark is paired with a yellow strap and bezel. Assembled in collaboration with Intel, its water-resistant to 50m, features GPS, an NFC payment sensor with Android Pay, a stunning high-definition AMOLED screen, and a selection of infinitely customisable TAG Heuer dials. It has all what the last generation of Android Wear 2.0 has to offer, with a new TAG Heuer Companion app which allows personalising the watch with the preferred app. The connected module is interchangeable with an Haute Horlogerie mechanical module – a 3-hand watch or COSC-certified Chronograph Tourbillon. It is complimented by yellow hands and indexes, touches which make this piece unique. The back of the timepiece is engraved “Only Watch 7th edition – 2017” with the number “Only Watch 1/1”, to enhance the unique timepiece. The highest bidder will be eligible to a lunch for 4 persons with Jean- Claude Biver, CEO of TAG Heuer and President of the Watch Division of LVMH Group.