Luxury watch specialist David Duggan discusses Patek’s new awe-inspiring, one-of-a-kind timepiece, the Grand Complication Reference 5208T-010 created for Only Watch 2017
If you’re a fan of unique timepieces, or grand charity auctions, you may know that Only Watch 2017 took place earlier in November. This biennial charity auction of one-of-a-kind watches, created by the finest brands, raises vital funds for research on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Hosted by Christie’s, the event saw the biggest names in watchmaking – Patek Philippe, Tudor, Audemars Piguet, Breguet and TAG Heuer – donate one-off timepieces specifically for the event, all of which were then auctioned off to avid collectors.
This year, Tudor provided a Black Bay Bronze LHD with matching khaki green strap and dial, setting a world record for most the most expensive watch that the brand has ever sold at auction. The piece sold for 350, 000 Swiss Francs. But this year was all about Patek’s astounding offering – its 5208T-010, essentially one of the most complicated watches ever made by Patek, in rare titanium.
David spoke to Luxurious magazine in the run up to the auction, giving his prediction on just how much the Patek could go for (hint: he was very close to the final figure of 6.2 million Swiss Francs).
And after the event, he shared his thoughts with Watchuseek on why it deserved to reach such a staggering amount. You can read David’s article with Watchuseek here.