Czapek & Cie is the 50th watch brand supporting Only Watch, a biennial auction raising funds for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy. For the 2017 edition, Czapek has donated a unique piece, the Quai des Bergues N°25ter «Courage every second», which was auctioned in Geneva on November 11th.
Since its first edition in 2005, Only Watch represents a leading charity event in the world of watchmaking, raising funds in favour of scientific and medical research for the care of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Organized with the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, the event presents unique watches specifically designed for the occasion.
“We have been thinking for a long time about using our passion for the benefit of a good cause. Only Watch is an amazing project, and we’re extremely proud to have the opportunity to be part of it.” says Xavier De Roquemaurel, CEO of Czapek. “’Courage every second’ is our message for the children and their families fighting against muscular dystrophy. Our wish is for them to be brave and strong, face this difficult challenge and keep smiling”.
Conducted by Christie’s for the first time, the Only Watch 2017 auction was staged in Geneva on November 11th, opening the autumn watch auction week in the city of Calvin. Before the auction, the Czapek Quai des Bergues N° 25ter “Courage every second” was showcased together with the other 49 models in the Only Watch catalogue during the Monaco Yacht Show (September 27-30).
“As the very last brand taking part in the event, we feel that our participation was written in destiny”, concludes Xavier De Roquemaurel. “Until the beginning of July, only 49 watch houses had confirmed their attendance: as a company revived by people’s passion and efforts, Czapek had to be the 50th.”