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A Record-Breaking Patek Philippe Highlights 5 top Watches from Only Watch 2013sharetweetshareThe fifth edition with the biennial "Only Watch" auction came about over the weekend with the Hermitage Hotel in Monaco. If the final hammer fell, the auction of unique timepieces had raised 5,066,000 euros for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, plus a Patek Philippe Ref. 5004T fetched the best price ever paid for a sophisticated wristwatch at auction.The Patek Philippe watch, the first and merely one of its reference having a titanium case, was the topic of fierce bidding one of several gathered collectors and philanthropists, who hailed all corners with the globe. Its final sale price was an impressive, and record-breaking 2,950, 000 euros. Reference 5004, produced between 1995 and 2011 in Patek's Grand Complications collection replica tag heuer link mens watches , is a manual-wind chronograph containing Caliber CHR 27-70 Q, a Nouvelle Lemania base movement produced exclusively for Patek, that Patek's watchmakers added a split-seconds mechanism and also a perpetual calendar. the "T' at the conclusion of the reference number with this version signifies the initial titanium case. The watch far exceeded its pre-sale estimate of 400,000 - 600,000 euros.The next highest sum went along to Richard Mille's Tourbillon Prototype Yohan Blake, the watch worn by Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake throughout the 2012 London Olympics, through which he won three medals. The watch is founded on Richard Mille's RM038 Tourbillon (the watch worn by professional golfer Bubba Watson) featuring colors from the Jamaican flag. The watch didn't meet its extremely high estimate of 450,000 - 500,000 euros, but still sold in a respectable 350,000 euros.Family members newcomer on the luxury watch world, Laurent Ferrier copped the third highest price (130,000 euros) with its Galet Classic Tourbillon Double Spirale. The watch's movement incorporates two head-to-tail mounted balance springs in the center of the check, a system designed to keep up with the core of the balance firmly on its axis as well as compensating for your aftereffect of gravity. It features a steel, pebble-shaped case ("galet" is French for "pebble"), a ball-shaped crown, plus a sand-toned grand feu enamel dial, attached to an 18k gold plate, having a tone-on-tone silhouette of the dove and a depiction on the Monaco coat of arms.Two replica watches earned 120,000 euros, Breguet's Classique Chronographe 5284 (which met its estimate of 100,000 - 120,000 euros) and DeWitt's Twenty-8 Eight Skeleton Tourbillon (which fell short of its estimated 250,000 - 300,000 range). The Breguet Classique Chronograph Openworked 5284 (below) includes a yellow-gold case with fine fluting about the caseband that echoes that regarding historic timepieces produced by Abraham-Louis Breguet. The watch's open-tipped hour and minute hands were first made by Breguet in 1873, and its particular movement is Caliber 533.2 SQ, a skeletonized, column-wheel chronograph movement according to a 1940s version.The DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight High Jewelry Skeleton Tourbillon (below) incorporates a skeletonized tourbillon movement, Caliber DW8028s, made in-house by DeWitt. Its 43-mm white gold or platinum case is about with 36 baguette-cut diamonds and 104 brilliant-cut diamonds boasting the DeWitt collection's "imperial columns" motif within the flanks.The remaining replica watches that garnered six-figure sales prices were Hublot's Classic Fusion Skeleton Tourbillon, Christophe Claret's X-Trem 1 Pinball watch, and Vacheron Constantin's Patrimony Traditionnelle World Time, all of which went for 100,000 euros.This year's Only Watch, lab made breitling watches which happened in the Monaco Yacht Show, was the most successful Only Watch auction ever, featuring 33 unique timepieces from Backes & Strauss, Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Chanel, Chopard, Chronoswiss, Christophe Claret, Corum, Cyrus, deLaCour, De Bethune, DeWitt, Frederique Constant, Girard Perregaux, Harry Winston, Hublot, Ikepod, Jaquet Droz, Julien Coudray, Laurent Ferrier, Lv, Maurice Lacroix, Montblanc, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Roger Dubuis, Armin Strom, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Van Cleef & Arpels, and Zenith."It was an honor for Antiquorum to once again secure the Only Watch auction benefiting research for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, replica rolex " said Julien Schaerer, Md Antiquorum Geneva. "We would choose to thank all participants to make your fifth edition of Only Watch this sort of resounding success and helping spread knowledge of this debilitating disease across the globe."Luc Pettavino, president with the Monegasque Association Against Muscular Dystrophy and founder of Only Watch, added, "Only Watch is a very special project that suggests an amazing cooperation according to freedom and contributions made with a benevolent mind set. It's all about someone united for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, united to offer hope, plus the exceptional 5 million euro realized only for Watch 2013 can be a group effort of all the so-called generous participants involved."sharetweetshare replica breitling olympus watches
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