You heard that right! On the 10th of June 2017, Kate winslet, Longines’ Ambassador of elegance presented the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet watch to be auctioned online for the benefit of The Golden Hat Foundation. Founded in 2010, by Kate Winslet and Margret Ericsdottir, The Golden Hat Foundation is dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived.
A total of 5 gold watches have been produced; one for the Longines museum in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, one for Kate and three others that have already gone up for auction with bids starting at $25,000 USD and going up in increments of $500. Click here to know more about how you can bid online. Just remember the auction ends on the 30th of June, 2017 at 5:59PM CEST.
The watches being auctioned off are chosen and designed by Kate herself including the dial, the case and the strap. She adds, “I was given the permission to choose a watch, which was designed specifically for the Golden Hat Foundation. The style of the model really appealed to me and I instantly fell in love with it. All the profits of the selling of the model are going directly to the Foundation. This project with Longines is helping raise awareness about a particular cause dear to my heart. Thanks to Longines’ involvement and the generosity of the donators, the Foundation will keep on working towards achieving its goals.”
What we have here is a 35mm 18 carat yellow gold case which houses Longines’ calibre L609 movement. The watch has a power reserve of 42 hours. The dial is in brushed silver and forms an elegant backdrop for the yellow dauphine hands coated with super-luminova. The seconds are displayed via a sub-dial at 6 o clock and the camel calf leather strap with buckle adds the final touch. Each watch has Kate’s signature on the caseback and also features an engraving of the brand’s emblematic Flagship.
Good luck people. Happy Bidding. Don’t forget, you’re a step closer to meeting the very talented Kate Winslet in person.