Swiss watch manufacture IWC Schaffhausen celebrates its partnership with the prestigious Tribeca Film Festival by unveiling a special edition timepiece from the Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph family. The manufacture reprises its association with the film festival this year also and will help to cultivate the bright young talent of the film industry with its contribution to Tribeca Film Institute. IWC Schaffhausen & Antiquorum will Auction this Unique Piece to Benefit a Rising Filmmaker of Tribeca Film Institute.
The unique edition of the Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” (Ref. IW387811) is a re imagined version of a modern classic. It is equipped with the IWC manufactured 89365 calibre, a self-winding mechanical movement water resistant to 6 bar and featuring a 68-hour power reserve.
Its luxurious 18-carat gold will make it a favourite in red carpet. Like last year’s edition, the modern slate-colored dial is again punctuated by two luxurious Bordeaux subdials, evoking images of the legendary red carpet of Hollywood’s golden age juxtaposed vividly with the dramatic grandeur of the steely city of New York, which the Tribeca Film Festival calls home.
The unique timepiece will be a part of an exceptional package which includes exclusive VIP access to the Tribeca Film Festival, an invitation to the “For the Love of Cinema.”
As the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® in New York City for the second year, IWC will again make a donation to Tribeca Film Institute®, the non profit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival, through an auction this unique timepiece. The auction will take place on April 9, 2014, at the luxury timepiece auction house Antiquorum in New York with the entire proceeds supporting Tribeca Film Institute.
Interested buyers may bid at the live auction at their Madison Avenue showroom, online at https://www.antiquorum.swiss, or via telephone (Lot 268).
One hundred percent of proceeds generated from the auction will be directed toward Tribeca Film Institute and the IWC Filmmaker Award, a grant designated to support the next generation of filmmakers. The recipient of last year’s award was Jeff Malmberg, with his documentary “Teatro”.
Model: Pilot’s Watch Spitfire ChronoGraph Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” Unique Piece
Mechanical chronograph movement – Self-winding – Date display – Stopwatch function with minutes and seconds – Flyback function – Small hacking seconds – Screw-in crown – Glass secured against displacement by drop in air pressure – Special case back bearing the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival with the engraving “Unique Piece” – Available exclusively at Auction from Antiquorum on April 9, 2014
IWC in-house calibre 89365
Frequency: 28,800 A/h / 4 Hz
Power reserve: 68 h
Case, dial and strap
18-carat red gold, slate-colored dial, black alligator leather strap, folding clasp in 18-carat red gold
Glass: sapphire, convex, antireflective coating on both sides
Water-resistant: 6 bar
Diameter: 43 mm
Case height: 15.5 mm