A couple of weeks ago, we reported on an exciting charity devoted to raising money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research. The Only Watch Charity Auction was held in Monte Carlo, Monaco on September 23, 2011.
The event featured 40 timepieces from some of the world’s most prestigious watchmakers. An auction was carried out for the donated watches and philanthropists had the opportunity to bid on the exquisite timepieces.
The international event raised almost $6.2 million, with the highest bid coming in at almost $560,000 for a Patek Phillippe piece.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a genetic muscular degenerative disease that effects 1 out of every 3,600 male infants. The funds raised at Only Watch will directly fund research aimed at understanding and treating DMD.
Check out the Only Watch Press Release for more information.