Watch lovers take note: The Only Watch 2009 auction will be hitting the block this September in Monaco, and the pieces up for grabs look fantastic. (See the chart above) If you haven’t heard of it before, Only Watch is an annual event that features limited edition and one-of-a-kind watches from a huge selection of the world’s best watchmakers.
Even better, this event is totally for charity. According to the site: Under the high patronage of HSH Prince Albert II, 34 of the most prestigious high watchmaking brands have donated unique timepieces to the Association Monégasque contre le Myopathie, to be sold at auction by Patrizzi & Co. All the proceeds of the sale go to support research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Want an example of one of the watches available? Above is Patek Philippe’s celestial-themed watch in 18-karat rose gold with a dark blue alligator strap. So what does it do? Interestingly, it tells you what the night sky looks like from Geneva (where the watch was made.) Besides the position of the moon and stars, the watch also tells you the solar time and some other neat functions.
Image via Only Watch 2009