IWC Schaffhausen auctions ‘Little Prince’ exquisite watch to fund the establishment of a school in Cambodia
At the Sotheby’s Geneva Prestige Watch auction, a timeless gem of the Swiss luxury watchmaker Schaffhausen IWC was also auctioned off-the special edition of the small pilot watch ‘Little Prince’ ( Model IW502801) changed hands at a price of 173,000 Swiss francs. IWC and Anthony. The Saint Exupery Youth Foundation has invested all of this money in a school with a library in Cambodia to help the literacy cause.
At a recent Sotheby’s Geneva luxury watch auction, the ‘Little Prince’ special edition watch was collected for CHF 173,000, and this money was fully invested in a school in Cambodia to make a modest contribution to literacy .
Anthony. Seventy years after the publication of St. Exupery’s most successful work, The Little Prince, IWC Schaffhausen has once again addressed Anthony in a unique way yesterday. The Fondation Antoine de Saint-Exupéry pour la Jeunesse and its work support it. At an auction held in Sotheby’s Geneva, the watchmaker from Schaffhausen auctioned off his proud piece: a special edition of the ‘Little Prince’ watch, a large pilot’s perpetual calendar. This masterpiece is made of platinum with a night blue dial and is auctioned with a limited edition reprint of the first English edition of The Little Prince and a reprint of the original manuscript written in French by the author. The entire amount of 173,000 Swiss francs has been fully invested in a school building and an adjacent library in Siem Reap, Cambodia. ‘We hope to use this auction to express our respect for the Foundation’s active literacy work. As a successful global company, social responsibility is taken for granted. Therefore, we have been with descendants of Saint Exupery since 2006. And the charity organization Anthony Saint Exupery Youth Foundation, which maintains a cooperative relationship. This foundation is based on the humanitarian thought of this famous pilot and writer. ‘Schaffhausen Chief Executive IWC Chief Georges Kern said of the auction.
Pilot’s Watch Perpetual Calendar Special Edition
Jointly invest in literacy
Olivier, president of the Saint-Exupéry-d’Agay Estate and nephew of Saint-Exupéry. Olivier d’Agay is very satisfied with the results of the auction: ‘Not only did the highest bidder get a precious gem, but he was also assured that his purchases would be used where it makes sense. The money will be used for school education for Cambodian children, so that they can achieve a better future, because literacy is the key to self-development and self-realization. ‘The foundation also works closely with Sipar, a non-governmental organization dedicated to literacy. The establishment of libraries and educational centers has benefited more than 200,000 children from the influence of books and cultural activities. There are also book buses for reading in remote and remote areas, and every month Sipar launches Khmer books, including Saint Exupery’s masterpiece The Little Prince. Through this collaboration and support from IWC Schaffhausen, they are currently constructing a new school building in Roluos, Siem Reap Province, with five classrooms and a library. The school plans to open in early 2014. ‘Without the support of a strong partner like IWC Schaffhausen, it would be difficult for us to achieve our mission.’ The grandson of the great writer emphasized, ‘IWC is closely connected to the flying world and also shares Saint Exupé. Values here. We work together to empower young people to create their own futures and encourage them to take on social responsibilities and play an active role in social life. Thanks for this considerable auction money, we are very happy to serve these young people People provide a future direction .