One of the things I like so much about MB&F is that it always goes all in! And this is why it is now one of the most-loved watch brands. MB&F doesn’t hold back – and its contribution of a unique piece Horological Machine No. 8 with original artwork by a 15-year-old artist to the 2017 edition of Only Watch is no exception.
Sotheby’s auctioned four watches by George Daniels at its 2017 Fine Timepieces sale, three from his personal collection that were originally auctioned in 2012 and a very rare 1999 Millennium wristwatch. Get the full story on these pieces and the astronomical prices they hammered for right here.
The Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt for Only Watch 2017 is a flyback column-wheel chronograph dedicated to and bearing the name of “lightning bolt” Usain Bolt, the fastest man in the world. It offers a number of intriguing details that bear closer scrutiny!
There are 50 unique timepieces being auctioned at Only Watch 2017, each exceptional in some way. But three of these timepieces stand out as being more unique than the rest in that they are not simply unique variations of existing watches, but the culmination of completely one-off projects. By far the shiniest of these is the Laurent Ferrier x Urwerk Arpal One.
Montblanc’s 1858 Chronograph Tachymeter for Only Watch is squarely on top of the podium when it comes to reinterpreting successful vintage design: this hand-wound monopusher chronograph with a sophisticated column wheel mechanism exudes an invincible charming retro style that takes you directly back to the 1930s to the birth of its top-tier Minerva caliber.
The H. Moser & Cie. Venturer Concept for Only Watch expresses the idea of a truly minimalist dial reduced to its bare essentials while offering a carpe diem-style message that is gracefully accentuated by the vibrant red fumé dial.
Sotheby’s will auction four watches by George Daniels, three from his personal collection that were originally auctioned in 2012 and a very rare 1999 Millennium wristwatch. Get the full story on these pieces right here.
The Louis Vuitton Escale Spin Time Black & Fire for Only Watch 2017 is even more expressive than the brand’s regular Spin Time model. Using cubes for displaying the time, the watch is powered by automatic Caliber LV 77, a manufacture movement.
One of the 49 brands donating watches in 2017 is Piaget, who created a very special version of its Black Tie Vintage with a brown Pietersite dial for the occasion. It is one of those watches that begs the question: is a Piaget that isn’t ultra-slim still a Piaget?
The ultra-clean styling reflecting Jaquet Droz’s typical figure eight dial thematic, which symbolizes infinity and completeness, glows against the backdrop of a rich red mineral dial on the unique piece Grande Seconde Off-Centered Cuprite for Only Watch 2017.