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WESTIME Beverly Hills Hosts Cocktail Reception for ONLY WATCH 2011

By Janet Walker

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ONLY WATCH 2011, a global philanthropic effort, and Westime Beverly Hills recently previewed time pieces from forty of the world’s most exclusive jewelers at an invitation only cocktail reception.

ONLY WATCH 2011 at WESTIME Beverly Hills

Under the high patronage of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II of Monaco invited guests, media, and collectors along with the local representative for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Association were on hand to raise money, awareness and support the endeavor.

Evan Zimmerman and the local Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy representative

Prior to arriving at Westime Beverly Hills the private, international, exhibition visited Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, and Tokyo and will continue onto New York, Milan and Geneva before culminating at Hotel Hermitage with an exclusive charity auction in Monaco.

Guests enjoyed Champagne, Evian and Perrier Sparkling Water as well as hors d'oeuvres

Attendees enjoyed Champagne, Evian and Perrier Sparkling water as well as hors d'oeuvres, served throughout the event, of Shitake Mushroom on Puff Pastry, Dungeness Crab Cakes, Kobe Beef Skewers, Tuna Tartare with Salmon Caviar, halved cherry tomatoes with aioli and soy served in spoons and desserts of Cotton Candy, Cheese Cake and Chocolate covered soft wafer Oreo’s on a stick.

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT exclusive design for ONLY WATCH 2011*

Distinctive Jeweler Frederique Constant of Geneva offered a collection of four exquisite time pieces, designed to each represent a member of their family.  Lot 17, listed as “Family Set of Four Unique Timepieces ” includes a 18K pink gold and diamond set "Amour Heart Beat Ladies" wristwatch, a girl’s wristwatch of stainless steel and diamond set and a stainless steel Chronograph boy’s wristwatch.  The collection is magnificently displayed in a hand-crafted family gift box bearing a plaque with the manufactures crest and event title. This is the third year Frederique Constant has supported the honorable undertaking by ONLY WATCH with a distinguishing, refined, exceptional time piece.

FREDERIQUE CONSTANT suggested "Wish Price" €13,000 - 18,000

Additional participating jewelers included, Audemars piguet, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Blu, Bovet Fleuier, Breguet, Celsius X VI II, Chanel, Chaumet, Chopard, Corum, Cyrus, De Bethune, Delacour, Dewitt, Franck Muller, Frederique Constant, Girad-Perregaux, Glashutte Original, harry Winston, Hermes, Hublot, Ikepod, Jaquet Droz, Laurent Ferrier, Louis Vuitton, Maurice Lacroix, M B & F, montblanc, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Romain Jerome, Tag hauer, Ulysse nardin, Urwerk, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, Vulcain, Zenith.

WESTIME Beverly Hills previewed ONLY WATCH 2011

Only Watch 2011 is organized by Association Monegasque contre les myopathies (Association against Muscular Dystrophy) and Antiquorum Auctioneers and Monaco Yacht Show for charity in order to finance research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD, a rare, genetic illness affecting one in thirty five hundred boys at birth destroys the muscular system and leads to lung and cardiac complications that are fatal before adulthood.

AUDEMARS PIGUET suggested "Wish Price" €35,000 - 45,000

Each display location allowed for preview and accepted silent auction bids. The auction will take place on 23 September 2011 at 4:00PM GMT at the Hotel Hermitage located in Square Beaumarchais, Monaco.  Additional opportunities to view and place silent bids are available through the ONLY WATCH 2011 online catalogue at www.onlywatch.com.

LOUIS VUITTON suggested "Wish Price" €40,000 - 60,000

ONLY WATCH 2011, now in its fourth year, unites elite luxury brands with a worthy, necessary, cause and offers a rare opportunity to own a unique, elegant, time piece designed exclusively for this event.

RICHARD MILLE suggested "Wish Price" €400,000 - 600,000

The suggested “Wish Price List” ranges from eight thousand Euros to six hundred fifty thousand Euros. With all monies going to a charitable organization, all donations are tax deductible. The opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind specially designed, hand-crafted, exclusive time piece couldn’t be more attractive.

Collection available by IKEPOD

For more information:

ZENITH suggested "Wish Price" €25,000 - 30,000

Antiquorum Geneve SA – www.antiquorum.com

Association Monegasque contre les Myopathies: www.onlywatch.com

Monaco Yacht Show – www.monacoyachtshow.com

IKEPOD suggested "Wish Price" €15,000 - 25,000

All images by Janet Walker, courtesy of www.haute-lifestyle.com

Frederique Constant of Geneve "Live Your Passion"

Image, where noted (*), courtesy of Frederique Constant.

Published on Sep 13, 2011

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