Ever Seen a Watch With a Functioning Pinball Machine Inside?

Meet the 50 one-off tickers at this year's Only Watch auction

By Alex Lauer

 
Ever Seen a Watch With a Functioning Pinball Machine Inside?
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09 November 2017

This weekend, the Only Watch auction (aka horology Christmas) will be held in Geneva.

The biennial event’s name comes from the fact that all 50 timepieces up for bidding are one-of- a-kind. World-renowned watch brands from Hublot to F.P. Journe donate one-off pieces to raise funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research.

Back in July, we noted five of the most eccentric pieces going under the gavel. But with the auction this Saturday, it’s high time you perused the whole gamut.

Christie’s is hosting, and they’ve made bidding available online. With estimated going prices between $3,513 and $1,104,198, here are a few you’d do well to bid on.

Carpe Diem AgenGraphe by Agenhor x HEAD
Agenhor mainly deals in watch mechanics for other brands, making this desk clock and chronograph truly exclusive. Estimate: $18,069 - 28,107 MORE INFO HERE

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
One of the most coveted watch styles of the year, this edition features a "skylight" blue Grande Tapisserie dial along with the photorealistic orange moonphase display. Estimate: $80,305 - 120,458 MORE INFO HERE

F.P. Journe Chronographe Monopoussoir Rattrapante
A stunning monopusher, split-seconds chronograph with a one-off blue chrome dial. Estimate: $200,763 - 401,527 MORE INFO HERE

Hautlence Pinball Ball-E
The definition of young at heart, this wrist pinball machine (actually functional!) features a hidden Superluminova robot face. Estimate: $23,088 - 38,145 MORE INFO HERE

Hublot Big Bang Unico Sapphire Usain Bolt
An Usain Bolt-approved gold-accented flaunter housed in a case of sapphire crystal and resin. Estimate: $50,191 - 80,305 MORE INFO HERE

Moritz Grossmann Atum Homage
Two for the price of one: a vintage chronometer pocket watch (from around 1875) and a contemporary wristwatch to match. Estimate: $40,153 - 60,229 MORE INFO HERE

Ressence Type 1 Squared OW
Another collaboration between Ressence and Hodinkee with an askew, but symmetrical, skeleton display. Estimate: $20,076 - 24,092 MORE INFO HERE

None of these catch your fancy? Take a look at the rest here.

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