It was recently decided in a 15-second phone call between myself and DOXA CEO Jan Edocs that Time+Tide and DOXA would jointly contribute a SUB 300 Carbon Aqualung US Divers Edition to the Revolution x The Rake Covid-19 solidarity auction. The auction has raised a staggering $193,559USD so far, with four days left to bid. You can read more about the auction at our post here. To bid on the watch, hit right here. To read more about it, dip back in here.
In a Zoom call recorded last night, Jan and I spoke with Revolution founder Wei Koh about the intentions of the auction, and the story behind some of the lots, including the one (via proxy) donated by Deadpool. Other topics covered are the backstory of our own Watch & Act! Auction in aid of the Australian bushfires, the recent rise and rise of DOXA, and the fact that values-based luxury is here to stay. As always, it’s an interesting chat, and one that ends with a bit of an easter egg about what might be in the stars for Time+Tide, Revolution AND DOXA, in partnership …
Why hold an auction for Covid-19? We’ll hand over to Wei for this statement.
“Our auction will be hosted the week of June 15th. We didn’t want to wait too much longer. This has made it a little difficult for some brands that wanted to participate but couldn’t be ready by this date and we understand and thank them anyway.
The auction will be hosted on Givergy.com, which is a business that specialises in hosting online charity auctions. They will accept the payment and then forward the funds directly to the chosen charity. If you win a lot, we will send you proof that your money has been sent to your charity.”
Congratulations to Wei and Sumit and the Revolution Team for all the hard work (and we know all too well it’s a lot of work!) that has gone into staging such a large-scale auction.