Last night, OnlyWatch unveiled its full line up of their 2019 Special watches created for the Charity auction on November 9, 2019.
We have taken a closer look at the 50 proposed watches and here are our top 5 most eye catching and interesting revelations for this year.
1- F.P Journe Astronomic Blue
14 years in the development and F.P JOurne comes up with a masterpiece of astronomical marvels with 18 complications all controlled by one crown
Prototype movement, with unique case and dial developed especially for Only Watch, 44 mm tantalum case, Astronomic prototype movement in 18K rose gold and blue chrome dial.
The dial comes in Blue chrome developed exclusively for Only Watch, with Silver parts.
On the front , we have the indications of Hours, minutes and seconds of average time. 2nd time zone – the Hours and minutes of sidereal time; Sunrise and sunset; Day and night indication; Moon phases and Power reserve.
At the back have an Annual calendar, the Equation of time and Tourbillon Remontoir d’egalite
The caliber is an all new Exclusive manual winding prototype calibre 1619 in 18K rose gold with a double barre a minute repeater and a tourbillon with « Remontoir d’égalité » performing a complete rotation in 60 seconds with a dead-beat second.
CHF 300,000 – 600,000
EUR 270,000 – 539,000
USD 300,000 – 600,000
2- Breguet Type 20
What was really interesting in this reveal , is the fact that Breguet decided to reissue after a long period of halt; a unique version Type 20 pilot chronograph very faithful to the original 1950s one .
In the early fifties, the French Ministry of Defense drew up specifications with a view to purchasing chronograph wristwatches for its Air Force, to be known as Type 20.
Breguet designed a model in 1954 and it was called the Type XX. The Type 20 was introduced as a pilot watch equipped with a flyback chronograph, the emblematic function of this watch. The flyback function allows for the chronograph function to be reset to zero by simply pressing the lower pushbutton, simplifying the pilot or team members’ operations and offering the possibility of recording several consecutive times.
The Type 20 Only Watch 2019 features a round 38.3mm steel case and a solid caseback with engraving “Breguet Type 20 Only Watch 2019 Pièce Unique”. The movement is the Valjoux 235 movement, which is derived directly from the Valjoux 222 used in the fifties
CHF 35,000 – 50,000
EUR 31,500 – 45,000
USD 35,000 – 50,000
3- Mb&F and L’Epee TOm and T-Rex
‘Tom & T-Rex’ is a table clock conceived by MB&F and manufactured by L’Epée. It tells the story of a child struck by illness, Tom, who goes on an adventure with his formidable companion, T-Rex.
The ‘Tom & T-Rex’ table clock is a unique piece created by MB&F and L’Epée 1839.
Let’s hear the story told by the team:
Children are capable of great imaginative feats, and especially so in the case of those limited by illness or disability. T-Rex offers an escape for elastic minds, carrying its little companion Tom away into fantastical realms with the earth-shaking strides of the mightiest of dinosaurs, under the protection of an all-seeing cyborg eye.
Made of hand-blown Murano glass, the “eyeball” also functions as a clock dial, indicating hours and minutes via two curved hands. Tom stares down into a transparent blue marble of the same Murano glass nestled in his cupped hands, perhaps imagining a different world…
T-Rex, with its blend of fantasy and technology, is a metaphor for the factors that sustain the daily existence of a sick child: the flights of imagination that nourish the spirit, and the scientific advancements that will one day effect a long-awaited cure.
CHF 20,000 – 40,000
EUR 18,000 – 36,000
USD 20,000 – 40,000
4- Patek Philippe GrandMaster Chime
The Grandmaster Chime reference 6300A-010 was created specially for Only Watch 2019. It stands out as the first and only version of this timepiece ever produced in stainless steel.
The Grandmaster Chime is the first Patek Philippe grande-sonnerie wristwatch ever added to the company’s current collection.
The grand complication Ref. 6300A-010 unites accomplishment and elegance in this new and unique stainless steel version boasting two dials in rose gold and black ebony.
The reversible case, adorned with a hand-guilloched hobnail pattern, is notable for its patented reversing mechanism. This exceptional grand complication features 20 complications in its stainless steel case, including no fewer than five chiming modes, two of which are patented world firsts: an acoustic alarm that strikes the preselected time and a date repeater sounding the date on demand.
The shine of the steel metal, rarely used with a Patek Philippe Grand Complication, is particularly striking when combined with the hand-guilloched hobnail pattern which perpetuates the tradition of rare handcrafts. The special words “The Only One”, which appear at 12 o’clock on the auxiliary dial, further enhance the exclusive value of this unique timepiece.
Ref. 6300A-010 Caliber 300 GS AL 36-750 QIS FUS IRM.
Manually wound mechanical movement. Strikework isolator indicator. Second time zone with day/night indicator. Day, date (on both dials), month, leap-year cycle by hands. Four-digit year display in an aperture. 24-hour and minute subdial. Crown position indication (R,A,H).
Stainless steel reversible case with guilloched hobnail pattern, protected against humidity and dust (not water resistant). Time side dial in rose gold, with gold applied Breguet numerals. Calendar side in black ebony. 18K solid gold dial plates. Shiny black alligator leather strap with square scales, hand-stitched. Fold-over clasp. Case diameter: 47.7mm. Thickness : 16.07mm
A PATEK PHILIPPE DAY
In addition to the exquisite and unique timepiece, PATEK PHILIPPE will also offer a very unique experience for two privileged guests:
• Visit of the workshops
• Private lunch with Thierry Stern, President
• Visit of the museum and/or Salons
CHF 2,000,000 – 2,500,000
EUR 1,800,000 – 2,200,000
USD 2,000,000 – 2,500,000
5- Kari Voutilainen TP1 OW2019
For this year, Kari Voutilainen collaborated with his daughter Venla who just graduated from Graduate school to create the Voutilainen TP1 pocket watch
The elegant and robust mechanism is housed in TV screen style case.
This unique pocket watch is finished from Lecoultre ebauche movement.
The design and philosophy of the movement combine respect for longevity and precision, in classic watchmaking tradition
It’s the first watch which is made together by Venla and Kari Voutilainen. The choice of the design of the case and dial was made by Kari.
Decoration of the movement as well colors was the choice of Venla. Practical work was shared between Venla and Kari
CHF 50,000 – 70,000
EUR 45,000 – 63,000
USD 50,000 – 70,000
With this last choice we close our 5 top models for this year’s ONlywatch 2019 – if you would like to see all the other watches – top into the link below
You will notice also that many watch brands have offered experiences along with their watches which is a very nice and new gesture explored this year.
Hope you enjoyed our picks and tell us what are yours