— In tribute to their close relationship, IWC Replica Watches UK presented Revolution with a unique Portuguese model to be auctioned in aid of Smile Asia.
“In addition to commemorating the 10th anniversary of Revolution, as well as the established partnership and friendship between IWC and Revolution, this auction is closely aligned with our company’s social responsibility efforts as all proceeds of sale go to a good cause, benefiting children with needs. The Portugueser Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition ‘75th Anniversary’ features the purist design of the original Portuguese and forges an important link with the origins of this iconic watch family, further augmenting the significance of the collaboration,” said Mr Matthieu Dupont, Managing Director of IWC South East Asia.
The unique timepiece is an extremely rare single-watch edition from the Swiss watch manufacturer. It is based on IWC’s acclaimed Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition ‘75th Anniversary’, which was produced to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Portuguese watch family. This classic design is one of the main reasons that the IWC Portuguese is considered a true icon in the world of watchmaking.
Encased in polished 18-carat red gold, the unique timepiece features a classic black dial with ecru Super-LumiNova® accents. This combination of case material and variant dial sets it apart from all other existing models of the Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition ‘75th Anniversary’. It is equipped with the manual-winding IWC-manufactured 59215 calibre, which is engraved with the words “10th Anniversary Revolution”.
The Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days Edition “75th Anniversary” Unique Piece for Revolution will be presented for sale in the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Important Watches Auction on 6th October 2015. All proceeds from the sale will go towards Smile Asia, an international alliance of charities that provide free surgery to children with facial deformities. Smile Asia is one of the most prominent charities for children in Asia, with programmatic implementation in 13 countries.
Co-founder and Group Editorial Director of Revolution Mr Wei Koh said, “It’s an amazing honor for us that IWC has commemorated Revolution’s 10th anniversary with this extraordinary Portuguese Hand-Wound Eight Days ‘75th Anniversary’ featuring a one-of-a-kind black dial. I thank my friends Georges Kern, IWC CEO, and Matthieu Dupont, Managing Director of IWC South East Asia for their kindness, support and focus on social responsibility. It is a real pleasure for my business partner Bruce Lee and me that this watch will be sold with 100 percent of its proceeds going to benefit Smile Asia, so that children born with facial deformities will be able to have, as my friend Khing Go, a Smile Asia organizer, explains, ‘an equal chance at life’.”
The unique timepiece will be presented with a special IWC packaging featuring a commemorative description plate engraved with the words “Tribute to the 10th Anniversary of Revolution”.