For the second time since its first edition in 2005, the world renowned biennial charity auction Only Watch will be staging in Geneva.
Other examples of aventurine stone employed in men’s watches are somewhat infrequent, but striking. We coated Blu watches back in 2009 that made rich use of blue aventurine. More lately, the struck Midnight Planetarium watch by Van Cleef & Arpels additionally utilized aventurine as a starry watch encounter. As you can see, the quartz mineral works very well for that, and although it isn’t intended to look like distance on the Old Jaquet Droz Watches Replica Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine, it will make for an fantastic framework for your time and tourbillon. More so, there’s a piece of aventurine placed on the rotor, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback of this watch over the automatic movement.Inside the Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine is the Jaquet Droz exclusive caliber 25JD automatic tourbillon, with an 18k white gold and aventurine rotor. Jaquet Droz doesn’t create their own movements in-house, but via sources afforded to them by parent company The Swatch Group they have a great deal of nice exclusive movements produced for their timepieces. The 25JD operates at 3Hz (21,600 bph) and contains a fairly long energy reserve of seven days. One special feature about the tourbillon is how it is mounted.What you see is not a flying tourbillon, even though it kind of looks like you. It is rather a normal tourbillon with a high bridge produce from transparent sapphire crystal. This affords the wearer a very clear perspective of this spinning tourbillon-style regulation system, with the equilibrium of a mounted tourbillon.The Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Tourbillon Aventurine situation has 1.47 carats of stones (260 indivdiual diamonds) to decorate it, along with another 0.14 carats (90 diamonds) on the dial. That isn’t super diamond-intensive, but you sure feel as it’s, given the price of the opinion. The diamond decor doesn’t feel as feminine as on some watches I’ve seen, but I am still on the fence regarding whether I would choose to use this view (even though it being really lovely).
On 11 November, this exceptional fundraising for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy will be opening the autumn Geneva watch auction week, in presence of hundreds of connoisseurs, donators and collectors who will undoubtedly engage in strong bidding competition for the unique timepieces especially made by the finest watchmakers for Only Watch.
For the 2017 edition of Only Watch, it has been proposed, whenever possible and according to the brand’s culture and desire, to combine the timepiece with a unique experience with either a brand ambassador (athletics champion, car racing driver…) or an exceptional event (film festival, fashion show…).
Since 2005, the uniqueness of a project such as Only Watch underlines how great brands from luxury groups or independent craftsmen have achieved to unite in the pursuit of a common goal: financing research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
This synergy, under the patronage and support of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, driven by the enthusiasm shown by individuals within the brands and partners, shows a deep wish to help this noble cause. In six editions, Only Watch has raised more than 25 million euros for Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association against Duchenne muscular dystrophy) helping make significant advances in research over a decade.
The 49 one-off models of the 2017 Only Watch collection will tour around the globe during one and a half months, starting on 27 September in Monaco.
The Monaco Yacht Show will launch the journey by exhibiting the watches from 27 to 30 September within the show venue. The collection will then be flown to Bangkok (02-03 October/Christie’s), Singapore (05-06 October/The Hour Glass), Dubai (October 09-11/Christie’s & Seddiqi), Hong Kong (23-24 October/Christie’s), Taipei (26-27 October/Christie’s), New-York (October 29-30/Christie’s), Los Angeles (1-2 November/Westime), and finally Geneva (9-11 November/Christie’s).
Participating brands: Andersen Genève, Armin Strom, Arnold & Son, Audemars Piguet, Barbier Mueller, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Boucheron, Bovet Fleurier, Breguet, Carl F. Bucherer, Chanel, Chopard, Christophe Claret, Chronoswiss, De Bethune, Dewitt, F.P. Journe, Fabergé, Frédérique Constant, Girard Perregaux, H.Moser & Cie, Harry Winston, Hautlence, Hermès, Hublot, Jacob & Co, Konstantin Chaykin, Laurent Ferrier, Jaquet Droz, Louis Moinet, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, MB&F, MCT, Montblanc, Moritz Grossmann, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Rebellion, Ressence, Speake Marin, Tag Heuer, Tudor, Ulysse Nardin, Urwerk, Voutilainen, Zenith. Special Projects: (Agenhor x Head/Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design – Genève), Wostep (Ecole Horlogère – Neuchâtel).