Each model will be available from the IWC Boutique on New Bond Street and DM London’s The Watch Gallery, as IWC’s exclusive retail partner for the launch, each model with carry the inscription ‘BFI Film Forever 2015’ and each timepiece shall be individually numbered.
IWC have also created and agreed to donate for; the BFI’s unique fundraising gala LUMINOUS auction; headline sponsor being IWC, a unique Platinum Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition ‘BFI London Film Festival 2015’.
The auction is to be held on October 6th 2015 at London’s Guildhall and presided over by Lord Dalmeny – Sotheby’s chairman of private clients, all proceeds from the auction will go towards one of the greatest and most significant heritage collections in the world – the BFI National Archive and the UK’s National Collection of Film and TV.
Aiming to raise essential funds required to digitise, restore and preserve the UK’s National Collection of Film and TV, LUMINOUS undergoes costly and painstaking work that will aid the safeguard Britain’s highly valued film and television heritage for many generations to come. Last year’s event raised an amazing £250,000; with celebrities such as Emilia Fox, Michael Gambon, Julian Fellowes, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Sienna Miller and Jude Law attending the event.
IWC seems to be on the up and coming, establishing new relationships with the Beijing International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the Dubai International Film Festival. We shall be looking forward to seeing what limited editions that may be in the pipelines for these future events.