From September 12th to 13th, 2013, the Only Watch 2013 China auction preview was launched in Shanghai. 33 top watches participating in this year’s Only Watch charity auction were unveiled to the world in the atrium of the LG floor of CITIC Pacific Plaza. .
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Ms. Zhao Shu, the chief representative and director of the Antiochouren auction house in China, Ms. He Lili, the publisher and editor-in-chief of “Exquisite Time ITIME”, Ms. Yan Yihong, general manager of CITIC Pacific (Shanghai) Commercial Asset Management Co., Ltd Guests from the securities, finance, real estate and other industries and VIP customers of CITIC Group attended the cocktail party held on the afternoon of September 12 and witnessed the magnificent opening of the Preview of Only Watch 2013 in China.
Only Watch started in 2005 and is now the fifth edition. The event is customized by the top watch brands. The unique top-of-the-line watches are auctioned by the event. All funds raised will be handed over to the Royal Muscular Atrophy Charity Association for disease research funds. After a total of 40 watch brands participated in 2011 and raised 456,2500 euros (about 39.43 million yuan) in charity, the biennial Only Watch auction will be held in Monaco on September 28, 2013.
Prior to the auction, all watches participating in Only Watch will be on tour around the world. The 2013 only watch watch charity auction global tour exhibition came to China after a trip to Singapore. Only Watch previews China’s exclusive organizer, ‘Exquisite Time ITIME’, will present these specially customized and unique watches in Shanghai and Beijing respectively.
On the day of the preview, the most star-studded is the grand debut of these 33 unique limited-grade watches created by brands for Only Watch. This year, there are 33 top watches including Patek Philippe, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, Farmullan, Harry Winston, Van Cleef & Arpels, Jacques Droe, Louis Vuitton, etc. The brands have presented amazing works that bring together technology, art and love for Only Watch.
Among them, following the high-priced stainless steel Ref. 3939 watch that Patek Philippe sold on Only Watch in 2011, Patek Philippe once again created a watch made of special materials for ONLY WATCH this year. The watch design is based on the brand’s discontinued 5004, equipped with a two-second chronograph and perpetual calendar complication. This Ref.5004T is made of rare titanium, which is the first and only titanium model of this model. Breguet specially produced a Classique Chronograph 5284 skeleton watch for the 2013 Only Watch. This watch has a delicate hand-cut skeleton movement Calibre 533.2 SQ, the original model is 2310, designed by Albert Piguet in the 1940s.
In addition, Harry Winston Quiet Night Grand Calendar Watch, Girard Perregaux Chrono Hawk Chronograph, Chanel Camellia Floating Tourbillon Watch, Backes & Strauss Princess Victoria Heart Watch, Chopard LUC Tourbillon Chronograph, Louis Vuitton TAMBOUR Time Rotating Rose Gold Nautical Watches and other watches are also impressive, successfully attracting the attention of many visitors, becoming one of the highlights of the day.
Ms. He Lili, publisher and editor-in-chief of ITIME, said: ‘Since 2011, ITIME has been acting as the sole organizer in China to work with Only Watch on the health of children with muscular dystrophy worldwide. We are very happy Be able to participate in this cross-border feat of watch charity. ‘
Guests visited 33 only watch watches
As a global event, Only Watch auctions have given increasing attention to those who truly understand watches. The two most important characteristics are: First, Only Watch is held for charity; second, every watch at the Only Watch auction, All are limited to one in the world. The chief representative of Antiochourn Auctions in China and Director Ms. Zhao Shu said that Only Watch watches are very popular not only because of their charitable significance, but also because each watch is specially created for Only Watch. With unique investment space and appreciation potential, she said: ‘Only Watch watches are very suitable for private collection and investment appreciation. Previously Only Watch watches changed hands at auctions, and the prices have increased a lot.’
It is reported that the Only Watch 2013 China area auction preview exhibition in Shanghai will last until September 13th. On September 14, the tour exhibition moved to Beijing. Ms. Catherine Fautrier, Monaco’s Ambassador to China, Ms. Liu Li, deputy general manager of Beijing Financial Street Business Management Company and general manager of Financial Street Shopping Center, and other guests attended the Beijing Touring Opening Reception. Charity auction system with sincere blessings and expectations.
At the same time, in order to share the significance of Only Watch’s trip to China to more social caring people, so that visitors can better understand and support Only Watch auctions, ‘Sophisticated Time ITIME’ was held at Shanghai CITIC Pacific from September 9th to 18th. The LG Atrium of the Plaza and the Atrium on the first floor of Beijing Financial Street Shopping Center from September 8th to 14th held the ‘Only Watch Previous Lots Retrospective Image Exhibition’, in the form of an image exhibition, reviewing a total of 143 customized lots since 2005 Restore the grand scene of the Only Watch charity auction and track the improvement of children suffering from illnesses. People can choose to go to the scene to see the style.