Date — 28 October, 2011
At last, the moment we have waited for is here. The boats competing in the Volvo Ocean Race are all lined up in Alicante, Spain, signaling that the first leg is ready to set sail.
Their journey will span every ocean, five continents and nine months, and will be the ultimate test of sailing prowess and human endurance. Competitors will risk their very lives on the world’s most turbulent seas. After months of preparation, they are ready.
IWC is proud to be a presenting sponsor and the Official Timekeeper of the Volvo Ocean Race. The qualities on display in the competition reflect the principles that guide our company. At IWC, we advance the limits of artistry and craftsmanship; in the Volvo Ocean Race, competitors push the limits of human achievement.
IWC will provide live updates from each port reached by the sailing teams. Follow these on facebook.com/iwcwatches, and in one week, we will launch our live Race Tracker on IWC.com. Stay tuned for more.
This weekend marks two big Spanish celebrations for IWC, with the announcement of a new boutique opening at the Corte Ingles de Castellana in Madrid, and the launch of the Volvo Ocean Race in Alicante.
Bringing the luxury craftsmanship of IWC to Spain, IWC has just landed at the Corte Ingles in Castellana, Madrid, displaying our values, and some of our most prestigious creations. The boutique space has the strong, pure and minimalist lines which define IWC’s concept, in colors of brown and white, and in line with all other global IWC boutiques. This boutiques marks a significant investment in the Spanish market, presenting innovation, elegance and luxury to the timepiece enthusiasts of this country.
A unique piece by the Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen was among the timepieces under the hammer at the Sotheby’s Geneva auction of Important Watches. The unique Big Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Edition “Le Petit Prince” in platinum (Ref. IW502801) was sold for CHF 173,000. Together with the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation, IWC is using the proceeds to support the construction of a school with a library in Cambodia, thereby contributing to the fight against illiteracy. Read Article
The exhilarating joy of sport is captured in the imaginative design produced by a 12-year-old Sri Lankan boy which has been engraved on the back of a limited edition IWC Schaffhausen watch. A defined percentage of the earnings of the limited Edition are invested in the support of Laureus Projects. Read Article
The Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen and the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) today announced that IWC Friend of the Brand and Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett will head the IWC Filmmakers Award jury again this year. IWC and the DIFF also announced the shortlisted projects in the line-up for the USD 100,000 prize for the second IWC Filmmaker Award taking place on 7 December 2013 during the 10th edition of DIFF. Read Article
IWC Schaffhausen announces an exclusive three week High Horology exhibition in association with Watches of Switzerland, from 4th – 22nd November. The exhibition will rotate around three, central London Watches of Switzerland stores and will offer clients an exclusive opportunity to view a selection of limited pieces from IWC Schaffhausen. Read Article