Typically, when you think of Film Festivals you don’t think of time partners/keepers, but in the case of this years Tribeca Film Festival, luxury watch brand IWC has decided to partner up with the Tribeca Film Festivals non profit counterpart the Tribeca Film Institute to auction off a unique piece at Antiquorum Auctioneers Headquarters in NYC on April 10 2013. The entire proceeds of the sale of the watch will help support the Tribeca Film Institute.
According to IWC worldwide CEO George Kern, “We believe new voices should be heard and are convinced that projects as well as talents from Tribeca Film Institute deserve an international stage.” This is such a great partnership for both IWC and the Tribeca Film Festival and Institute to spread the message of art, charity and expression.
IWC Schaffhausen will be auctioning off a unique Portuguese Automatic Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” One out of One timepiece.
Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) is a nonprofit arts organization that supports filmmakers with grants, professional development, and resources, while also helping students to discover film and filmmaking. “Great films are the result of exceptional attention to detail and craftsmanship; traits that are clearly shared by IWC,” says Executive Director of the Tribeca Film Institute Beth Janson. “We are happy to be aligned with IWC in their creation of a unique piece to celebrate the work of filmmakers and their support of the industry.”
If anyone anywhere in the world is interested in supporting this incredible auction, you can can register to bid from March 18th to April 9th. The auction will be conducted live at Antiquorum on Madison Avenue in New York, with real-time bidding on the internet at www.antiquorum.com and via telephone.
The case, in platinum, measures 42.3mm x 14mm. It has an AR-coated sapphire crystal, a sapphire display back, and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
Movement is the Swiss automatic IWC in-house caliber 51011 with 42 jewels, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 168 hours (7 days). It features IWC’s patented Pellaton winding system. The rotor is done in 18kt gold with a medallion bearing the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival and the engraving “EDITION 2013 UNIQUE PIECE” For sale at auction only.
The dial is slate-colored, with claret-colored small seconds and power reserve subdials, hands and appliqués are done in rose gold.
The strap is black alligator with a platinum folding clasp.