It’s off to the races for Only Watch 2021! They all came together at the Monaco Yacht Show today in support of a great cause and to share in the simple delight of being part of something that keeps on getting more and more unifying with each new edition: brand CEOs, their representatives, independent watchmakers, the international press and the large community of Friends of Only Watch attended the presentation of the 53 lots (55 watches) that will be auctioned at Palexpo in Geneva – and online all over the world – on 6 November 2021.
“This is the 9th edition of Only Watch and the magic that brings good people and beautiful things around a meaningful cause is every bit as intense as the first time. It’s both wonderful and humbling to see how this initiative has grown over the years and that we are making a difference.
So far, thanks to the commitment of the amazing brands and people behind them, we have been able to raise more than 70 million euros for the quest of a cure on neuromuscular diseases. Like I’ve always said, time is of the essence, and this year the phrase takes on a new meaning as clinical trials for a treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy are on track to begin in 2022. And the 2021 vintage and its 53 lots reflects this importance of the stakes,” says Luc Pettavino, President of the Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies (Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy), Founder/Organizer of ONLY WATCH