The Schaffhausen-based manufacturer reprises its role as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival for the second year. IWC will once again make a donation to the New York-based Tribeca Film Institute which is the nonprofit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival, through an auction of a unique timepiece which will take place on April 9 at the auction house Antiquorum.
For this year, IWC will offer a unique edition of the Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” with the referent number IW387811. This unique piece features the same color scheme as the previous model dedicated to the festival – Portuguese Automatic Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2013″.
This one-of-a-kind Pilot’s watch is tooled with the IWC-manufactured caliber 89365 mechanical movement with a flyback function that provides 68 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The self-winding mechanism is built on 35 jewels and it oscillates at the rapid frequency of 28,800 beats per hour (4 Hz). This unique watch is also secured against displacement by drop in air pressure.
The exquisite timepiece is housed in the elegant 18-karat red gold case shielded with convex sapphire crystals with antireflective coating on both sides. The case is constructed to resist water pressure of up to 60 meters (circa 200 feet). The round case measures 43mm in diameter and 15.5mm in thickness.
The watch features a slate-colored dial punctuated by two luxurious Bordeaux sub-dials, evoking images of the legendary red carpet of Hollywood’s golden age juxtaposed strikingly with the dramatic grandeur of the steely city of New York which is the home of the festival. This gorgeous dial also features a vertical triple date window which is displayed traditionally at the 3 o’clock position.
The hour and minute hands, as well as chrono sub-dial hands and the hour markers at the quarter hours are filled with white luminous substance which provides a perfectly legible look.
The watch boasts a special case back bearing the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival with the engraving “Unique Piece”.
IWC Pilot’s Watch Spitfire Chronograph Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2014” is teamed with an elegant black alligator leather strap, fitted with an 18-karat red gold folding clasp.
The unique watch will be a part of an exceptional package which comprises an exclusive VIP access to the Tribeca Film Festival, an invitation to the “For the Love of Cinema” private dinner hosted by IWC and luxury hotel accommodation in New York City.