Posted on 10 Mar
In honor of its second-year partnership with amfAR, international fine jeweler and watchmaker, Harry Winston, announced the launch of a special edition timepiece. Entitled Countdown to a Cure, the limited edition campaign of 20 men's and women's models is the first official product to benefit amfAR'S efforts to develop the scientific basis of a cure for HIV by 2020. As part of Harry Winston's timeless Midnight Collection, the men's version features a 42mm white gold case with a navy blue dial accented with a multi-color gradient, representing amfAR'S Countdown to a Cure campaign colors that symbolize the fade of the disease from crisis to cure. The complementing 32mm women's model is meticulously set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 vivid gemstones, from rubies to sapphires to spessartite garnets. The Countdown to a Cure timepiece is sold exclusively at Harry Winston salons worldwide, with 20% of the retail sales price from each limited-edition timepiece benefiting amfAR. In January 2015, Harry Winston announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership with amfAR, in support of the organization’s mission to end the global AIDS epidemic through innovative research, and its “Countdown to a Cure” initiative, which is aimed at developing the scientific basis for a cure by 2020. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research program through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.