Dubai: The Only Watch Charity roadshow is in Dubai from October 1-3 and will feature close to 50 unique timepieces offered for the auction by the participating brands. Dubai is the second port of call after Monaco and the exhibition will travel to eight more cities before the auction in Geneva on November 9 this year.
The bi-annual auction, to be conducted by Christie’s Watches again, will raise money to fund research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Since 2005, more than $40 million has been raised to finance fundamental and applied research in this field.
The premise of the charity auction is simple — leading brands donate a one-off timepiece to the auction. The Only Watch 2017 charity raised $10.2 million (CHF10,822,580) with Patek Philippe pulling in more than half of the total sale with its Ref. 5208T selling for $6.2 million.
Read the rest of the story and meet the leading watches at this year’s auction on WatchTime Middle East’s website.