Only Watch 2011 was auctioned 40 maginificent timepieces to benefit research into duchenne muscular dystrophy, was held in Monaco at Hotel Hermitage, yesterday 23rd of September 2011 under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. The auction is held every two years and brings together the cream of Switzerland’s haute horlogerie watchmakers.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a serious genetic disorder affecting 1 out of every 3,500 boys. It is characterised by a progressive weakening of the muscles, resulting in respiratory and cardiac problems that become fatal as the child gets older. There are around 30,000 sufferers of the disease in Europe alone.
Patek Philippe Genève, Ref. 3939 for Only Watch reached the magnificent price of EUR 1,400,000 the highest rank overall of this exceptional auction of the 40 of the world’s greatest watchmakers. It is a manually wound wristwatch with Minute Repeater and Tourbillon. Unique stainless steel minute repeater wristwatch model, with Tourbillon escapement. Black enamel dial, with a stainless steel Patek Philippe prong buckle.