I would like to start this word of welcome with a happy thought for the person who inspired all of this, my son Paul Pettavino. A thought full of admiration for his courage, his resilience, his light that touched so many on his journey. Thank you, Paul. Thank you.

This is the 8th edition of Only Watch and you know what ? Every single time feels as exciting, as new, as beautiful as the first. Every single time you see the open hearts, the caring smiles, the renewed powerful energy and the sincere generosity of the human beings that make this project a success.

Every single time you can feel it again : together, everything becomes possible!
Breaking records, finding a cure, making a difference in the life of thousands of people... Because this is what we do ! All of us together, watchmakers, organizers, partners, medias, bidders... in an awe-inspiring collective effort, we create beauty to do good.
It is very important for me to tell you this: what we do together on Only Watch is not just wishful thinking or good intentions. We are acting. The funds that we have raised over the past seven editions have been an incredible enabler for researchers all around the world to develop their science and get closer to a therapeutic solution for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. They have been used in the creation of biotech companies dedicated to drug discovery and preclinical development, they financed academic research.

Moreover and most importantly, they have allowed us to move much faster and to be free from anything or anyone that would not exclusively serve the patients' cause, our only compass on this journey.

Thanks to you, we make a difference. And isn’t it what it’s all about ? So to you all : thank you.
Let’s do good !

Luc Pettavino
President - Association Monégasque contre les Myopathies
Founder & Organiser - O N L Y W A T C H

« When you find that all human beings are just like you, it fosters a spirit of friendship. You’ll find there's less need to hide things, and as a result, feelings of fear, self-doubt, and insecurity are automatically dispelled. What’s more you’ll earn the trust of other people. » — Dalaï Lama
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