17 unique Haute Horlogerie watches unveiled for 2021 Only Watch

Only Watch is a biennial charity auction of unique watches for research on muscular dystrophies. In 8 editions €70+ millions were raised. On November 6, 2021; 55 luxury timepieces will be auctioned to support scientific research and find a cure on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a devastating genetic disease affecting one in 3000 male births.

@Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin Only Watch 2021


Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacturer Audemars Piguet presents its Only Watch unique piece 2021: This is the last unique piece ref. 15202. Heralding a new era, the case and bracelet combine sandblasted titanium with polished Bulk Metallic Glass, while the dial evokes its origins.

This dedicated Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin is the last unique 15202 and the last unique piece powered by Calibre 2121, the thinnest automatic movement with central rotor and date indication of its time, first introduced on the Royal Oak in 1972. Heralding a new era, the case and bracelet combine sandblasted titanium with polished Bulk Metallic Glass – a first at Audemars Piguet. When cooled rapidly, this palladium-based alloy shares several characteristics with other glasses, including amorphicity, transparency and high strength, making it highly resistant to wear and corrosion. Its non-crystalline nature results in a unique play of light.

While offering new grey hues, the Petite Tapisserie dial has retained the original Royal Oak’s typography for the signature and monogram as introduced in 1972 with the 5402 A series. The original printed denomination “Swiss” has also been kept under the hour-marker at 6 o’clock.

@ArtyA x John McLaughlin Only Watch 2021

ARTYA x JOHN MC LAUGHLIN IS THAT SO ? ArtyA Iconic Watch & Guitar made with the world’s greatest guitarist.

This unique version (1/1) of the ArtyA Guitar Watch is fully handcrafted in collaboration with John McLaughlin, the legendary guitarist and Luc Pettavino’s friend, without whom this project would not have been possible.

Blandenier, a Geneva-based workshop, has agreed to join this charitable project by producing this unique dial inspired by the most mythical album the guitarist. 110 hours of hand painting work later, these bright colours and hypnotic patterns constitute a dazzling miniature painting. Under this realisation, the ArtyA avant-gardist chronograph movement is activated with push buttons representing guitar keys. John McLaughlin matched the ArtyA masterpiece with his personal guitar, built by world-renowned luthier Paul Reed Smith, the Stradivari of guitar making. Certain guitars built by Paul are considered works of art and have been bought by collectors worldwide.

The artwork on the watch face and the guitar was created by Marq Spusta, a San Francisco-based artist whose art is collected worldwide and features on numerous record albums and posters.



The complicated desk clock, Ref. 27001M-001 is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923 and now safeguarded in the Patek Philippe Museum. The complicated desk clock Ref. 27001M-001 offered by Patek Philippe for the Only Watch 2021 charity auction is inspired by a desk clock delivered to James Ward Packard in 1923. The original model is now preserved in the Patek Philippe Museum.

This unique piece is equipped with the new caliber 86-135 PEND IRM Q SE. It features a perpetual calendar, moon phases, week-number display and power-reserve indication (31 days). It is adjusted to a precision rate of -1/+1 second per day. This exceptional Grande Complication is housed in a sterling silver cabinet with vermeil decorative elements and American walnut inlays.

The complicated desk clock Ref. 27001M-001 is an exceptional Grand Complication housed in a sterling silver cabinet with vermeil decorative elements and American walnut inlays.



The desire to create a watch that was like a second skin for Charles, permitting a sort of ‘symbiosis’ with him, was the guiding ambition that propelled the development of the RM 67-02. The desire to create a watch that was like a second skin for Charles Leclerc, permitting a sort of ‘symbiosis’ with him, was the guiding ambition that propelled the development of the RM 67-02.

With its satin-finished, bevelled hands and sharp lines, the in-house extra flat calibre CRMA7 actively conveys a sense of power and strength. The tight, taut lines of the rotor, crafted of Carbon TPT and white gold, the bridges and the DLC coated grade 5 titanium baseplate sharply underscore the sporty quality of this timepiece. The case is crafted in white and red Quartz TPT®, composite materials exclusive to Richard Mille possessing exceptional shock resistance.

The comfort strap, entirely seamless, perfectly fit the contours of each wrist, adapting to individual morphology. As the lightest strap the brand has ever created it makes the RM 67-02 the lightest automatic watch of the Richard Mille collection.

Ulysse Nardin UFO for Only Watch 2021


This year, the timepiece auctioned by Ulysse Nardin for Only Watch is not a wristwatch but a wacky high-flying clockmaker’s object, a work of art, a piece of design and architecture, a toy, quite simply: the UFO, a table clock ready to welcome you on board for a new entertaining odyssey, in a “unique piece” version with an orange hue.

This year, the timepiece auctioned by Ulysse Nardin for Only Watch is not a wristwatch but a wacky high-flying clockmaker’s object, a work of art, a piece of design and architecture, a toy, quite simply: the UFO, a table clock ready to welcome you on board for a new entertaining odyssey, in a “unique piece” version with an orange hue.

@Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch


The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a mother-of-pearl dial, in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with an alligator strap. A hand-engraved central dial features an array of vibrant rubies. The Fabergé Dalliance “Choose Hope” Watch features a white mother-of-pearl external dial, displayed in a 36mm 18k rose gold case, with a bright red alligator strap. The design of the watch takes references from a silver gilt, enamel and rock crystal desk clock, created by Fabergé workmaster Henrik Wigström in 1910.

Inspired by the idea of “wishing on a star”, this unique watch features an array of ruby-set shooting stars – a gemstone said to be associated with passion, prosperity and protection.

A hand-engraved rose gold dial with the words “Choose Hope” puts the Only Watch cause at the heart of this design, whilst the playful sun and moon watch hands indicate the hours and minutes. The case-back is hand-engraved with the words ‘Unique Piece’ to illustrate that this is a one-of-a-kind creation.

@Hermès H08 Only Watch


Hovering between tension and fluidity, robustness and delicacy, the Hermès H08 watch is entirely in keeping with the masculine universe of the Maison. The Only Watch edition offers two new interpretations of the watch, both housed in a single presentation box. As contemporary as it is timeless, the Hermès H08 watch is in tune with the pulsating lifestyle of modern-day men.

A sense of detail, meticulousness and patiently acquired expertise are what the Hermès H08 watch requires of the artisans who craft it. Its sports-inspired lines combine tension and fluidity, with a circular dial housed in a case featuring softened edges, as if merging angles and curves.

Through its enigmatic name, the Hermès H08 watch offers a nod to graphics, mathematics and metaphysics. The original font of its numerals chimes with the object itself, featuring a 0 and an 8 recalling the shape of the case. For Only Watch 2021, the Hermès H08 watch is unveiled in two interpretations, combining its mineral materials and deep colours with a hint of orange.


JACOB & CO. EPIC X CHRONO BLACK TITANIUM WITH ORANGE BAND – The Epic X Chrono is Jacob & Co.’s sportiest watch.

Taking the bold Epic X design several steps further, Jacob & Co. has created the Epic X Chrono, a 47mm watch that is sporty, striking and supremely attractive.

Featuring a semi-skeletonised movement, visible through the colored mineral crystal dial, the Epic X Chrono features a high-end column-wheel chronograph movement with a bi-compax design. The Epic X Chrono has a bi-compax layout, with the right subdial for the chronograph minutes and the left subdial for the running seconds. The dial itself is a coloured mineral crystal, allowing a glimpse into the column-wheel chronograph movement below.

The 47mm case of the Epic X Chrono has a bold design, creating an “X” shape with the prominent lugs and then running through the case and the architectural structures within the movement.

The case features an anti-reflective sapphire crystal, a ceramic bezel and rubber pushers, a screw-down crown and an inner rotating bezel, controlled by the push-down crown at 10 o’clock. Water resistant to 200 meters, the Epic X Chrono is a true sports watch that makes a strong statement and is designed to take anything and everything you can throw at it.

The Swiss Made column-wheel chronograph movement is considered the top of the line, as it is sophisticated and very reliable. The automatic movement of the Epic X Chrono is semi-skeletonised, showing off its technical nature via the mineral crystal dial covering it.

Controlled by two pushers (start/stop and reset), the seconds are counted by the central chronograph hand and the minutes are clocked by the right-hand subdial.

@Louis Vuitton presents the Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon Only Watch 2021


Louis Vuitton presents the Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon watch, a bold design with an innovative and graphic look, a contemporary signature of Louis Vuitton’s high watchmaking collection. For this 2021 edition, Louis Vuitton unveils a new version of the Tambour Curve GMT Flying Tourbillon, the latest addition to the Tambour collection, in shades of warm and vivid orange. This timepiece pays tribute to the traditional and exceptional craftsmanship of La Fabrique du Temps Louis Vuitton.


This year marks the 9th edition of the renowned Only Watch charity auction and also the 200th anniversary of the inking chronograph created by Nicolas Rieussec. To celebrate both important milestones, Montblanc pays tribute to both events with the creation of the Montblanc Star Legacy Nicolas Rieussec Chronograph Only Watch 2021 Unique Piece that will be auctioned together with a wooden replica of the historical chronograph from 1821, and an exclusive immersive high watchmaking experience.

This timepiece comes in a 43 mm 18 K yellow gold case that is shaped like a pebble, offering ultimate comfort and elegance on the wrist. Paying tribute to the charity auction, the caseback features a special engraving “Only Watch Unique Piece”. Furthermore, the movement’s oscillating weight has been crafted out of 18 K yellow gold and decorated with a guilloché grain d’orge pattern. It also includes a cartridge where a further engraving can be added – either Only Watch 2021 or the name of the future owner, making this unique timekeeper a true collector’s piece. Following the Only Watch colour theme, Montblanc has added subtle orange touches to the dial’s railway track, the skeletonised second time zone hand, the chronograph’s double index, and the date number six, as a nod to the day of the auction.



MB&F has transformed its Horological Machine No10 – aka HM10 Bulldog – into a panda bear, one of the rarest and cutest of the world’s mammals, much loved by children and adults alike. HM10’s rounded, compact body lends itself perfectly to the shape of the cuddly panda; the top section is coated in black and white lacquer to mimic the animal’s colouring. To accommodate the lacquer, the top section of the standard titanium case had to be crafted for this Pièce Unique in stainless steel. Other unique features include two black titanium panda ears, added atop the sapphire crystal dome, and a ceramic tail machined from Grade 5 silicon nitride.

Much like the panda’s unmistakable eyes, two black aluminium time-display domes dominate the face of the watch – a nod to the other use of the word ‘panda’ in watchmaking, where white dials with black counters are called panda dials. Other panda bear features include flexible “legs” that wrap firmly around your wrist and panda teeth that are constantly munching on bamboo shoots; the teeth also indicate the power reserve.



This timepiece features a dial that combines miniature painting and brand new dial techniques using crystals of pure sugar, all including luminous material. The BOVET 1822 Miss Audrey Sweet Fairy ONLY WATCH combines traditional miniature painting with a pure sugar dial, a new and patented material and technique, as well as integrated Super-LumiNova in the “fairy” painting and underneath the sugar portion of the dial.

This timepiece uses the Amadeo convertible system, so it can be transformed from a wrist timepiece to a table clock and a pendant timepiece, all without any tools. This piece also has special hands that come together every hour and five minutes to form a heart.


CHOPARD ALPINE EAGLE XL CHRONO ONLY WATCH – A high-precision chronograph embellished with a natural Swiss stone dial

The Alpine Eagle XL Chrono Only Watch is distinguished by its dial in Swiss granite from the Graubünden region, speckled with blue and green inclusions recalling the colours of the Alpine massif seen from the sky. It brings two novel touches to the Alpine Eagle collection: for the first time, a case made of bead-blasted Lucent Steel A223 and a calf leather strap. Three patents have been filed for the chronometer-certified Chopard 03.05-C flyback chronograph movement that powers it.



A pair of unique matte black and white highly resistant ceramic J12 PARADOXE, with a special black execution of the self-winding Calibre 12.1 visible through a sapphire crystal engraved “Pièce unique. Only Watch 2021”.

Since its beginning in 2000, the J12 has been breaking the codes, revolutionising the watchmaking world and becoming the first icon of the 21rst century. The J12 watch becomes The J12. For the Only Watch auction, CHANEL is offering two J12 PARADOXE timepieces.
This unique design relies on a technical challenge: cutting without breaking two highly resistant ceramic cases of different colours and combining them to make one and only case. An expertise mastered by the CHANEL Manufacture. The duo is both equipped with the self-winding Calibre 12.1 movement manufactured exclusively for the Maison, chronometer-certified by the COSC.



A one-of-a-kind execution based on a world record, in Tantalum, an extremely rare metal. Bvlgari has twisted the dial design of November in NOW, a nod to Only Watch. The Octo Finissimo Perpetual Calendar Tantalum for Only Watch features a deep blue dial echoing the colour of the metal. In a nod to the objective of this one-off creation, the graphic design of the month of November recalls the Only Watch abbreviation in a symbolic shade of colour.

At its heart beats a 2.75 mm calibre testifying to the genius of miniaturisation. It drives the hour and minute hands as well as all the perpetual calendar functions: retrograde date display, retrograde day, month and leap-year indication. These are set by means of three correctors: one for the date at 2 o’clock, another for the month at 4 o’clock and a third for the day between 8 and 9 o’clock.



The Maison Boucheron has revisited its enchanted bestiary to celebrate its enduring charm. What better emblem than the chameleon to represent this eternal renewal? Inspired by nature’s wonders, Boucheron’s jewelers excel in the delicate sculpture which brings these animals to life. Ajourée Masy le Caméléon is a jewelry watch paved with round diamonds, multicoloured sapphires, tsavorites and ruby along the chameleon’s body, made of polished white gold. This creation is incredibly complex, due to the chameleon’s particular curved form.

Hedgehog, parrot, cat, chickadee or swallow… The extraordinary story of the Boucheron bestiary begins in its workshops in 1866. The place where nature is an inspiration. It is here that the collection of pieces between High Jewelry and works of art was created. A procession of fabulous animals that has come to life in the hands of the jewelers over time. These expert craftsmen chisel, polish and pave with such precision that each carved animal appears truer than nature! Each person can adopt the animal friend, which will become their exclusive, protective totem, their own lucky charm and mascot.



This faithful re-edition of Breguet’s renowned pilot’s watch pays tribute to the civilian versions of the Type XX chronograph from the 1950s and 1960s. The Type XX Only Watch 2021 flyback chronograph is notable for its specific architecture, meticulously reproducing the codes of the first generation of civilian Type XX timepieces.

The bronze colour of its dial is a nod to the extremely rare original models with dials coloured in this way. It features a small seconds subdial at nine o’clock and a 30-minute totaliser at three o’clock with an increased diameter, luminous markers and the teardrop-shaped hand. The bidirectional steel bezel comes fitted with a 12-hour scale, along with a luminous triangular marker.

This unique 38.30 mm piece comes equipped with a straight crown as seen in the Type XX civilian-use models, while the shape of the hands leads them to be referred to as “syringes”. It comes equipped with a Valjoux 235 movement, directly derived from the Valjoux 222 used by Breguet in the 1950s and early 1960s.