Swiss luxury watch brand IWC has recently unveiled a Portuguese Automatic Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” model to honour the world famous Tribeca Film Festival with.As the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, the iconic watch brand confirms a clear connection with the filmmaking industry in the country that was home to its founder, Florentine Ariosto Jones.
The Festival has screened more than 1,400 films from over 80 countries since its inception in 2002. It was founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff in 2001, following the attacks on the World Trade Center, to spur the economic and cultural revitalization of the lower Manhattan district.
IWC Schaffhausen is producing 100 pieces of the Portuguese Automatic Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2013” in stainless steel, together with a unique piece in platinum, which is reserved for auction by Antiquorum. The entire proceeds will go to support the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI). TFI is a nonprofit arts organization that supports filmmakers with grants, professional development, and resources, while also helping students to discover film and filmmaking.
The Portuguese Automatic Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL2013”, whose timeless elegance is matched by its technical perfection, makes a grand entrance as an example of classically beautiful watchmaking at its finest. With outstanding mechanical features, including the Pellaton winding system,7- day power reserve, and date display, it demonstrates that greatness is not only a question of size. The 50000-caliber family of large IWC-manufactured movements was originally developed for the Portuguese Automatic to mark the start of the new millennium, and once again featured the Pellaton winding system and 7-day power reserve. The movement subsequently received a date display, which has made the Portuguese more practical for everyday use. With its small seconds display at “9 o’clock” and its power reserve display on the opposite side of the dial at “3 o’clock” – both claret-colored –, the special edition commemorating the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival sets the tone for a spectacular event.
The hands, numerals, and hour markers set against the slate-colored dial are rhodium plated, and the see-through sapphire-glass back provides an unimpeded view of the fascinating movement. The 18-carat gold medallion bears the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival and the milled lettering “One out of 100” is a reminder that only very few watch lovers will be able to secure this extra-special edition. The Portuguese Automatic Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL2013” will be available exclusively from official IWC retailers in the USA.
Mechanical movement with automatic Pellaton winding system and 7-day power reserve
Small hacking seconds at 9 o’clock
Rotor with 18-carat gold medallion bearing the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival
Limited edition of 100 watches with the engraving “One out of 100”
Available exclusively from official IWC retailers in the USA
Frequency 21,600 A/h / 3 Hz
Power reserve 7 days (168 h)
Case, dial & strap
Materials: stainless-steel case with slate-colored dial, claret-colored small seconds and power reserve subdials, black alligator leather strap with stainless-steel folding clasp
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Back: see-through sapphire-glass back
Water-resistant: 3 bar
Diameter: 42.3 mm
Case height: 14 mm