Date — 7 October, 2011
IWC and Laureus
Gilbert Gress, Baschi and Rainer Maria Salzgeber
Fabian Cancellara and his wife
On October 2nd, high profile guests gathered in Zürich, Switzerland, to support the The Laureus Foundation Switzerland for disabled teens and children.
Founded by IWC Schaffhausen and Mercedes-Benz Switzerland, the activities of the Swiss arm of the Laureus Sport for Good. The foundation launched in June 2007, and support national sports projects for disabled or disadvantaged young people in pursuit of exceptional sports goals.
For the fifth consecutive year, these youths met national and International sports legends and respected business leaders, who all express a common commitment to their cause. We are proud to announce that at the event, 450 guests donates 360’500 Swiss francs. Among the guests were Rainer Maria Salzberger, the event moderator, Swiss rapper Bligg, Ski Racing champion Marc Girardelli, TV host Bernhard Russi, Football legend Gilbert Gress, and IWC CEO Georges Kern.
IWC is proud to be associated with The Laureus Foundation, and is looking forward to another wonderful year.
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