#DidYouKnow: Our newly launched #IWC Pilot’s Watch Double Chronograph Edition “Patrouille Suisse” is limited to 250.
We’ve told you before about IWC’s support of the Galapagos Islands and the Charles Darwin Foundation, as well as the special edition Aquatimer to celebrate the Foundation’s 50th anniversary, but today we have another part of this story for you. Not only does IWC directly support the Charles Darwin Foundation, but it also empowers its fans to do so too.
Last week IWC hosted a dinner in New York City (and two in the Los Angeles area) to connect collectors and media with the mission in the Galapagos. Director of the Charles Darwin Foundation, Swen Lorenz, was present and our associate editor, Stephen Pulvirent, moderated a short discussion with Lorenz about the goals of the CDF, how to responsibly visit the Galapagos, and how to get involved in other ways.
Lorenz shared an important message, asking guests to please visit, but to visit responsibly. Without tourism and without spreading the love of the Galapagos Islands, conservation would be missing out on many opportunities to engage in important projects, such as the shark tagging supported by IWC.
Also launched last week was a series of membership programs that allow anyone, anywhere in the world, to support the Galapagos from a distance. The membership levels begin at $20 to Adopt a Species and go up to the $1,000 Benefactor level, which includes VIP access if you do make your way to the Islands.
-HODINKEE for IWC Schaffhausen