International Luxury Watch Auction Comes to Monaco

If you already rent a flat in Monaco then you will be familiar with the host of international events that are held here every year. Barely a month goes by without some headline-grabbing exhibition being staged in the Principality, which is all the more incredible considering its size.

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican City, measuring just three miles long by one and a half miles wide. In fact, it is no bigger than New York’s Central Park, yet still manages to play host to some of the most important social, sporting and luxury events on the globe.

Take September, for example. Those who have been in the principality searching for a property to rent in Monaco might well have noticed all the wonderful classic yachts sailing in and out of Port Hercules over the last few weeks. These yachts, which could be perfectly viewed from our apartments to rent in Port Hercules, were taking part in La Belle Classe or Monaco Classic Week.

And this week the area around Port Hercules will once again be packed with some of the world’s most beautiful vessels when the Monaco Yacht Show rolls into town.

But this prestigious event is not just about yachts. The exhibition, which begins next Wednesday, will also host the Only Watch auction where a total of 33 unique timepieces will go under the hammer to raise money for charity. Being held on September 28th, Only Watch has been organized to finance vital research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a rapidly progressive form of muscular dystrophy that occurs primarily in boys.

Watches to feature in the international auction at the five-star Hotel Hermitage include a bespoke Van Cleef and Arpels timepiece called Lady Arpels Une Journée à Monaco, with a turquoise dial that depicts a panoramic view of Monaco. Another watch of note going under the hammer is a Richard Mille Tourbillon Prototype of the watch warn by Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake when he won gold at the London Olympics.

The auction will begin at 11 am in the Hotel Hermitage’s Salle Belle Epoque. For more information on this unique event visit

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