Schaffhausen, 30th March 2020 – As the world faces a health crisis, the global IWC family stands together for the launch of “TIME WELL SHARED”. Through this initiative, IWC employees, brand ambassadors and partners will share their time, knowledge, experience and passion through digital channels. They aim to inspire people to make the most of their time, and entertain and support them by keeping them connected and engaged.
In this period of uncertainty and isolation, the members of the global IWC family are standing together to launch the initiative: “TIME WELL SHARED”. “In these extraordinary times, we would like to reach out to people with a message of solidarity, hope and positivity. Through our spontaneous initiative, we want to offer a new way of staying in touch with the IWC family. We aim to encourage and inspire everybody to make good use of the time, to be here for one another, and to develop and grow stronger,” says Christoph Grainger-Herr, CEO of IWC Schaffhausen.
“TIME WELL SHARED” encompasses online lectures, speeches and webinars that IWC will publish on digital channels during the following weeks. The aim is to entertain and support people in these difficult times. The initiative will include contributions from IWC brand ambassadors like Tom Brady, Fabian Cancellara, David Coulthard and Maro Engel and partners such as Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1, Tottenham Hotspur, Laureus Sport for Good, Antoine de Saint Exupéry Youth Foundation, Solaris Yachts and Orlebar Brown.
For example, Pilot Matt Jones will share memories of last year’s “Silver Spitfire – The Longest Flight” expedition. Retired US Navy Captain and TOPGUN pilot Jim DiMatteo will elaborate on Navy Fighter Squadron values like performance, resilience and precision in business. Closer to home, David Seyffer, curator of the IWC Museum, will give insights into the history of IWC, and former Director of Marketing and Sales, Hannes Pantli, will divulge some never-before-told IWC stories.
All contributions are accompanied by a button to make voluntary donations, with IWC making the first donation. With the funds raised, IWC will support Save the Children. Save the Children aims to strengthen its programmes that protect children and families in countries that are hit by the virus, increase support for national health systems, and raise awareness among parents and caregivers on how to provide psychosocial support to children.