Swiss watchmaker Longines and the brand’s Ambassador Kate Winslet joined together at the brand’s Paris boutique to launch an exclusive and very limited timepiece: The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet. These highly limited new timepieces feature the same dial as The Flagship Heritage – 60th Anniversary 1957-2017, but are presented this time in a distinct golden tone which pays subtle tribute to The Golden Hat Foundation. The charity, co-founded by the British actress, is dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived.

Five gold pieces have been produced and named after the brand ambassador, but only the models numbered 2/5, 3/5 and 4/5 will be auctioned to benefit the Golden Hat Foundation. Of the remaining two, one will be presented to Kate herself, and an additional timepiece is destined for the Longines Museum at the company’s St. Imier headquarters.

The online auction at https://www.longines.com/auction began on June 10th with an opening bid of $25,000 USD on each timepiece, and the auction will continue until June 30, 2017 at 5:59pm CEST. Three fortunate winning bidders and watch owners will have the opportunity to receive their timepiece directly from the British actress at her next public appearance with Longines.

During a visit to the Longines headquarters in Switzerland last year, the actress worked with the brand on the watch’s design in all aspects, including its brushed dial, 18 karat gold case, and camel calf leather strap. Each of the 35 mm gold timepieces are inscribed on the case back with an edition number alongside the distinctive engraving of the Flagship Collection. The Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement, calibre L609, along with a 42-hour power reserve. The sophisticated timepieces are also finished with a sapphire crystal and dauphine hands coated with Super-Luminova®.

 

Bid now on one of three of these limited edition Longines Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet timepieces now until June 30, 2017 at https://www.longines.com/auction.

 

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