On the evening of Saturday, November 25, 2018, the twelfth ‘Lawrence Charity Night’ was held in Hangar Dübendorf. Approximately 650 guests, including many celebrities from the sports, business, political and performing arts sectors, attended the evening and raised 1,111,111 Swiss francs for a charity sports project run by the Lawrence Foundation of Switzerland. During a charity auction, an IWC Portuguese series perpetual calendar tourbillon ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ orphan watch sold for the highest price of 215,000 Swiss francs, while a Mercedes-Benz 300SLCabriolet (R107, 1989) 110,000 Swiss francs drop hammer deal.
Every child should have the opportunity to shape a better future. Therefore, the Lawrence Foundation of Switzerland is committed to carrying out charity sports projects, such as ‘LaureusGirlsinSport’ and ‘LaureusCavallo’, to create equal opportunities for Swiss children. The foundation’s projects focus on socially, economically, and physically disadvantaged young people, and promote their exercise and integration.
‘I’m very proud to be part of the Lawrence family. The amazing total amount of fundraising has enabled the foundation to continue to support children and adolescents through sports, inspire them, and create an unforgettable sporting moment.’ Manager LinusFuchs, member of the Swiss Lawrence Foundation Board.
The theme of the twelfth ‘Lawrence Charity Night’ is ‘Family’, highlighting the importance of a sense of belonging and a strong support network for youth development. The charity evening was co-hosted by TV sports presenter Rainer Maria Salzgeber and comedian Marco Rima. Members of the Swiss Lawrence Foundation Board, many sports stars, and other members of the Lawrence family participated in the event. Soul singer MarcSway performed with his band, and Swiss rapper Bligg made a surprise appearance. At the end of the party, a check of CHF 1,111,111 was handed over to the Lawrence Foundation of Switzerland.
In addition to some ‘money can’t be bought’ experiences, the party guests also had the opportunity to bid on the lone watch of the Portuguese series perpetual calendar tourbillon ‘Lawrence Sports Charity Foundation’ donated by IWC. This watch combines perpetual calendar and tourbillon functions, and is equipped with IWC-made 51950 movement. The watch has a platinum case, a blue dial and rhodium-plated hands. Through the case back sapphire crystal, you can admire the movement’s solid gold oscillating weight. The Pellerton automatic winding system driven by it can provide up to seven days of power reserve. In the end, this one-of-a-kind watchmaking masterpiece sold 215,000 Swiss francs, making it the highest-selling lot that night. (Photo / text watch home Xu Chaoyang)