The Green Auction is run by Christie's in support of the environment. The first such event was held in 2010 and raised $2.4 million. This year, Christie's will be holding the auction once again, with proceeds which will be going to Conservation International (empowering societies for responsible care for nature), the Natural Resources Defense Council (American environmental action group), and Oceana (protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species).
Girard-Perregaux will be involved, and has donated a unique timepiece: the ww.tc Chronograph for Green Auction.
Stefano Macaluso, President of the Sowind Group said: “We are pleased to create an exclusive watch for the Green Auction. At Girard-Perregaux, we are fully aware of the ecological issues at hand and feel it is important to incorporate environmental responsibility in our business philosophy.”
The ww.tc (world wide time control) collection is one of the Girard-Perregaux’ iconic lines. The exclusive GP033C0 in-house movement combines chronograph and date functions with world time indication. Its finishes, which can be seen through the sapphire case-back, are examples of the brand’s finest tradition: circular graining on the main plate, Côtes de Genève on the bridges and oscillating weight, or blued steel screws.
For the ww.tc Chronograph for Green Auction, the generously sized case is satin-finished, which emphasizes the subtle strength of its design. The 24-hour ring has been decorated with a green/white contrast to honour the Green Auction cause.
Steel case Diameter: 43 mm
Height: 13.40 mm
Sapphire case-back with “green auction” hand engraving
Water resistance: 5 ATM (165 feet)
Girard-Perregaux GP033C0 movement, mechanical, automatic winding
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Power reserve: minimum 46 hours
Functions: Hours, minutes, world time with day/night indicator, chronograph, date, small seconds
Today, the price of this watch on the auction stands at $9,500. Bids increase in $500 steps; up until today, 24 March, there have been 13 bids.
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