Published on April 22nd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
IWC Introduces The Unique Portofino Monopusher Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2015”
Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen celebrates the world of filmmaking for the third year as the Official ‘Festival-Time’ Partner of the Tribeca Film Festival® in New York. To honor the festival and support its nonprofit affiliate, Tribeca Film Institute (TFI), IWC will auction a unique timepiece – the Portofino Monopusher Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015” Unique Piece – and therewith introduces a new complication to the company’s watch collection portfolio. The special online-only auction will take place from April 1 to April 10, 2015, with Christie’s, the world’s leading art business.
“For many years now, we have had a passion for cinema. Every filmmaker tells a story with their films, and at IWC, storytelling is in our DNA,” says Georges Kern, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen. “Tribeca Film Institute has proved year in and year out to be one of the world’s premier charitable organizations when it comes to nurturing and elevating young filmmakers.
It is a privilege to be in our third year of our partnership with such a highly regarded institution and a film festival.” As a way of supporting the film industry, its vital young talent, and local storytelling, IWC will again make a donation to Tribeca Film Institute, the nonprofit affiliate of the Tribeca Film Festival, through an auction of a unique timepiece, the Portofino Monopusher Edition “TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL 2015” Unique Piece (Ref. IW515105).
The watch will be auctioned by Christie’s during an online only auction from April 1 to April 10, and the entire proceeds will go to support Tribeca Film Institute. The exceptional auction package also includes exclusive VIP access to the Tribeca Film Festival, an invitation to the “For the Love of Cinema” private dinner hosted by IWC Schaffhausen, as well as luxury hotel accommodation in New York City. Interested buyers from all over the globe can bid on the one-of-one timepiece by visiting www.christies.com/iwctribeca.