This year, IWC Schaffhausen is the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. To honor the festival and the occasion, IWC will auction a gorgeous Portuguese Automatic Edition ”Tribeca Film Festival 2013” watch. The auction will take place on April 10 at Antiquorum’s US headquarters Ave Showroom with the entire proceeds supporting the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI).
The New York-based Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by an actor Robert De Niro, a producer Jane Rosenthal and a philanthropist Craig Hatkoff. In the decade since then, TFI has become one of the New York’s biggest events which IWC Schaffhausen’s CEO Georges Kern wanted to support. “We believe new voices should be heard and are convinced that projects as well as talents from Tribeca Film Institute deserve an international stage,” says Kern.
The unique one-of-a-kind Portuguese Automatic Edition ”Tribeca Film Festival 2013” timepiece is housed in a platinum-case and it comes with a slate-colored dial, claret-colored sub-dials and red gold hands and appliqués.
“The unique Bordeaux subdials harken to a time of Hollywood glamour and iconic red carpets, while the slate colored dial is inspired by Tribeca in lower Manhattan, laden with steel and concrete buildings that are home to some of the cities most iconic architecture and is a culture movement within itself,” says Kern.
The watch is equipped with IWC-manufactured Caliber 51011 mechanical movement which offers 7 days of power reserve guaranteeing an optimal precision. This outstanding mechanism features Pellaton winding system and it has a beating rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz). This caliber definitely demonstrates that greatness is not only a question of size.
Its case measures 42.3mm in diameter and 14mm in thickness and it is shielded with convex, antireflective sapphire crystals on both sides. The water resistance of the case is assured down to 30 meters (100 feet).
A power reserve counter is situated at the 3 o’clock position, while a small hacking seconds sub-dial is located at the 9 o’clock position. A white-on-black date window is placed at the 6 o’clock position.
The case back of the watch boasts a see-through sapphire-glass window which reveals the inner beauty of the movement. There is also a rotor with 18-karat gold medallion bearing the logo of the Tribeca Film Festival and the engraving “EDITION 2013 – UNIQUE PIECE”. An elegant black alligator leather strap with a platinum folding clasp finishes the look.
Buyers from all over the world have an opportunity to register to bid from March 18 to April 9 at Anitquorum.com. The auction will be conducted live at Antiquorum on Madison Avenue, with real-time bidding on the internet at the Antiquorum official site and via telephone.