Money can’t buy experiences are so-called for a reason. They’re more about connections than cash. But Longines is offering three people an impossibly rare watch along with the chance to be treated (and to travel) like royalty when they receive it at an event somewhere in the world from none other than Kate Winslet, whose foundation to help autistic children will receive all of the proceeds. Not a portion, the entire amount. The three winners will even get to take a friend or partner. In addition to this trip, the winner +1 will also be gifted another international trip to an event of their choosing. Let’s be real. This is a feel-good story of Titanic proportions that the two of you will dine out on for the rest of your life. So let’s get to it. Here’s what you need to know:
Five 18k gold Flagship Heritage Limited edition watches have been designed and created in collaboration with Kate Winslet. One is owned by Kate, one has been set aside for the Longines museum and three are being auctioned online right now with all proceeds going to Kate’s Golden Hat Foundation.
The bidding starts at $25k. Considering that business class flights alone from Australia to Paris (if you chose to attend the Roland Garros Men’s Final with a guest) would be around that price, the opening bid is practically making money.
The winning bidder of each of the three available watches will win the following. The watch (which we have to admit is absolutely gorgeous, well done Kate!), a business class trip for two to a major sporting event (all listed in the video five star accommodation for two included on the trip). A table for five at the Sydney Queen Elizabeth Stakes and accommodation for two over the weekend (this is one of our favourite events of the year). If you choose to attend an event in Europe, you’ll even get a visit to the Longines museum in Saint-Imier.
Longines Flagship Heritage Kate Winslet details and availability
Limited to 5 timepieces, automatic winding mechanical movement Calibre L609 (ETA 2895/2), 35mm, yellow gold 18K case with Flagship stamped caseback, sapphire crystal, brushed silver dial, Dauphine hands with SuperLuminova, camel coloured calf leather strap.
Thanks to Monards at Crown in Melbourne, where we filmed parts of this video at very short notice.