For the third year, Swiss-based International Watch Company will donate
a vintage timepiece for an online auction to benefit
charity. From December 4-11, Web surfers can bid on an IWC Yacht
Club watch. The Yacht Club was among the company's best-sellers in the
1960s and is still in demand among collectors. The watch features an IWC
mechanical movement fitted with its esteemed Pellaton-IWC automatic
All proceeds will be donated to Amnesty International, the global human
rights organization which represents the interests of political
prisoners worldwide. Previous IWC online auctions raised funds for
the Red Cross and UNICEF. This year, IWC CEO Michael P. Sarp says he
expects a five-figure sum to be raised to benefit Amnesty International.
He says the charity's "discreet but extremely persistent work deserves
all the support it can get." Auction details will be posted on
www.iwc.ch beginning November 15.
- by Michael Thompson