Watchmaker Harry Winston recently announced the launch of the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece, in honor of its continuing partnership with amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research. Designed exclusively for amfAR’s “Countdown to a Cure campaign, the limited edition timepiece of 20 men’s and 20 women’s models is the first official product created to support the development of a HIV cure by 2020.
The men’s version of the piece features a 42mm white gold case with a navy blue dial that is accented with a multicolor gradient, representing amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure campaign colors that symbolize the fade of the disease from crisis to cure. Alternatively, the women’s piece is set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 vivid gemstones, from rubies and sapphires to spessartite garnets.
“We are proud to introduce the new Countdown to a Cure Timepiece and further strengthen our commitment to amfAR,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. “Through Harry Winston’s support, amfAR has been able to make significant research investments into cutting-edge research studies that address the remaining roadblocks to a cure. It is our hope that through our continued partnership, amfAR will be able to advance its efforts to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, giving millions of individuals around the world a more brilliant and healthy future.
“We are deeply grateful to our friends at Harry Winston for their partnership and support,” said Kevin Robert Frost, CEO of amfAR. “The AIDS epidemic continues to take lives with every passing minute, so the Countdown to a Cure timepiece is a fitting symbol of the urgency with which we’re pursuing our goal of a cure for HIV.”