The luxury Swiss watch manufacture, IWC, has unveiled another distinctive timepiece inspired by their longtime affiliation with New York's prestigious Tribeca Film Festival. Commonly, I do not find "limited edition" watches to be especially compelling. However, between this IWC's magnificent case, slate-grey dial, and Bordeaux subsidiary seconds, it's actually a pretty darn cool watch. I'm definitely a fan of the contrasting colors and striking design, yet this watch is equally impressive from a technical standpoint.
The Portofino Hand-wound Eight Days Edition "Tribeca Film Festival" wristwatch measures 45 millimeters in diameter and it is crafted from 18 karat white gold. The oversized case houses a perfectly-executed caliber 59360 4Hz chronograph movement. Possibly the most enticing aspect of this piece is the inclusion of just one chronograph pusher ("mono-pusher"), a totally unnecessary, but spectacular, feature that's seldom-seen in modern watchmaking.
Via the sapphire crystal exhibition case back, the 36-jewel movement is in clear view. Apart from the impressive 192-hour power reserve (eight days), a date indicator has also been incorporated by IWC into this mechanism
This [ultra] limited wristwatch (piece unique, actually) will be sold exclusively through Christie's Watch Department from April 1st to April 10th in an online-only auction. All proceeds will be granted to young filmmakers, currently studying at the Tribeca Film Institute.
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