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ONLY WATCH : Passion is priceless

Among the 50 brands taking part in the Only Watch 2019 biennial charity auction, seven saw collectors from all over the world competing to raise the bidding on their unique pieces to over CHF 300,000. In total, this exceptional sale brought in more than CHF 38 million for research into finding a cure Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Two days prior, Only Watch founder Luc Pettavino had been awarded the Special Jury Prize of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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