Harry Winston Launches Countdown to a Cure TimepieceFebruary 10, 16
(IDEX Online News) – Fine jeweler and watchmaker Harry Winston Inc. has announced the launch of the Countdown to a Cure watch, as part of its second-year partnership with amfAR, the American Foundation for Aids Research.
The watch, which has been exclusively designed for the campaign is part of Harry Winston’s Midnight Collection, features a men’s 42mm case with white gold case and navy blue dial, and a women’s 32mm model set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 gemstones, from rubies and sapphires to spessartite garnets.
The watches will retail for $21,200 and $16,200 respectively, with 20 percent of the price for each watch being donated to the Countdown to a Cure campaign. Only 20 of each of the men’s and women’s watches will be made.
Harry Winston entered into a three-year partnership with amfAR in January 2015, as they seek to find a cure to global AIDS epidemic, by developing the scientific basis for one by 2020.
"We are proud to introduce the new Countdown to a Cure Timepiece and further strengthen our commitment to amfAR," said , CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. "Through Harry Winston's support, amfAR has been able to make significant research investments into cutting-edge research studies that address the remaining roadblocks to a cure."
Since 1985, amfAR has invested around $400 million in its programs and has awarded more than 3,000 grants to research teams worldwide.