The reality that the new DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon set with diamonds would be valuable of any royal’s wrist is without surprise considering that the Geneva-based horologist Jérôme DeWitt is the great grandson of King Léopold II of Belgium and a descendent of Napoléon Bonaparte. Named for the date on the French Republican Calendar when Bonaparte was announced Emperor of France, the regal timepiece carries a consort of 215 round diamonds draped over its skeletonized, sand-brushed-nickel silver main plate.
We have gathered the final selection of impressive watches up for bid during the Nov. 7 Only Watch auction in Geneva. Each piece in the full collection of forty-four one-of-a-kind watches donated from prestigious watch houses will be ready for the highest bidders. This is an incredible opportunity to bid on unique watches while supporting a worthwhile cause. The auction has been organized this year by Aurel Bacs and Phillips Auctions, the Association Monégasque Contre les Myopathies (AMM) and the Monaco Yacht Show, along with all the participating watch brands, to support the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy’s mission to fund research for neuromuscular diseases and Duchenne muscular dystrophy.