By Frances Hopes


Watch aficionados and collectors from around the world came together in Geneva, Switzerland on 11 November for a unique charity auction event at Christies.

It was at this exclusive auction that a packed room saw the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu, an entirely new watch developed by F.P.Journe exclusively for Only Watch, sell for the astounding price of CHF1.150,000.

With its unique caliber in 18ct rose gold, its unique blue chrome adorned with an unusual topography and enhanced with vivid colours, and its unique 44mm case in Tantalum, the Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante Bleu by F.P.Journe is a major Haute Horology work of Art.

After the auction, F.P.Journe said: “I am happy our watch obtained such a high price for a charitable cause. I committed fully with the creation of this unique timepiece, which raised such an important amount of money for the Association Monégasque for research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”