Between now and September 19, WatchTime readers have an opportunity to make a splash for ocean conservation while also securing two exceptional timepieces from Swiss luxury watch manufacturer, Blancpain.
Here’s how: for its upcoming New York Gala, the international ocean conservation group Oceana is holding a live auction for a “Time to Indulge” lot featuring a luxury shopping experience at Blancpain’s flagship boutique on Fifth Avenue. With expert guidance from Blancpain’s knowledgeable staff, the winning bidder will have the opportunity to select two (2) watches from either the Fifty Fathoms or Villeret collections.
The Fifty Fathoms collection embodies Blancpain’s passion for the underwater world that was originally expressed in 1953 with the presentation of the first modern diver’s watch, while the Villeret collection exemplifies Blancpain’s roots and embodies its prime aesthetic choices.
In addition to the horological craftsmanship of Blancpain, the auction includes the best of New York’s City’s hospitality as the winner will enjoy two nights in a suite at the Aman New York and two dining experiences.
One dinner is for four people at Arva or Nama, which are located in the Aman property at Manhattan’s iconic Crown Building. The other dinner is for two people at Chef Daniel Boulud’s namesake restaurant, Daniel. This pillar of New York City’s dining scene has two Michelin stars and will serve a four-course seasonal prix fixe menu, with wine pairing.
Funds raised from the sale of this auction lot benefit Oceana’s campaigns to protect the world’s oceans, including habitat protection work in the Gulf of Mexico supported by two Oceana x Blancpain scientific expeditions. To date, Oceana has more than 275 victories that stop overfishing, habitat destruction, oil and plastic pollution, and the killing of threatened species like turtles, whales, and sharks.
The live event takes place the evening of Tuesday, September 19, and to learn more about how you can place an absentee bid prior to the event, click here.