More Unique Watches Added to Only Watch Auction
The Only Watch charity auction will be happening in Geneva on November 7 with 44 makers of luxury timepieces contributing unique examples of their craft. The sixth edition of the biennial auction is shaping up to be the biggest ever with more luxury watches being added to the collection. Funds raised by the auction will go to research for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
One of the most eye-catching submissions comes from the independent luxury brand Vulcain that created a one-of-a-kind timepiece with the winged stallion Pegasus adorning the dial. The scene of a stallion on its hind legs is rendered in warm colors of red and yellow on top and cooler blues at the bottom using Feu cloisonné enameling. The watch is powered by a Vulcain automatic cricket-caliber V020 movement that is housed in a 42mm case of pink gold. 12 diamond cabochons marking the hours complete this dynamic timepiece.
Another unusual piece comes from the house of Hermès, which has created a new version of the brand’s classic “In the Pocket” watch for the auction. The versatile timepiece can be worn as a wristwatch or a pocket watch thanks to a hand-made case and cord of red leather. Inside the rose gold case is an H1837 mechanical self-winding movement.
Breguet is best known as the watch of choice for the French air force and navy so it’s only natural that the Swiss luxury brand would draw on a classic model from the 1950s that was a favorite with military men. The Type XXI 3813 comes equipped with a minutes counter for easy readability, a day/night indicator, 12-hour counter, date aperture and seconds subdial. The 42mm platinum case houses a mechanical self-winding 584Q/1 caliber movement. The Arabic numerals stand out from the matte slate grey dial due to a white base coated with Superluminova.
More models will be revealed as the Only Watch auction grows closer.