BY KAREN AANONSEN
Ten years after Only Watch’s inception, the biennial charity auction benefitting research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy achieved its highest results yet: $11.2 million. Among the one-off timepieces garnering five figures toward the good cause? The Pierre Arpels Heure d’ici & Heure d’ailleurs specially created by Van Cleef & Arpels for the November 7 event. Selling for just under $35,000, the masculine piece pays homage to the brand’s ties to Monaco with its radiant Mediterranean blue dial and elegant calligraphy evoking the white foam of cresting waves. Fitted with a self-winding movement with double jumping hour and retrograde minutes, the chic creation is dual time zone.