amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research

Harry Winston, Inc., Introduces Countdown to a Cure Timepiece

Limited-edition timepiece will benefit amfAR's efforts to develop a cure for HIV  

In honor of its second year of partnership with amfAR, international fine jeweler and watchmaker, Harry Winston, Inc., is launching the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece. Designed exclusively for amfAR’s Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, this limited edition of 20 men’s and 20 women’s timepieces is the first official product to benefit amfAR’s efforts to develop the scientific basis of a cure by 2020.


Part of Harry Winston’s Midnight Collection, the men’s version features a 42mm white gold case with a navy blue dial in the Countdown to a Cure colors. The complementing 32mm women’s model is set with 12 brilliant-cut diamonds and 19 gemstones, from rubies and sapphires to spessartite garnets.

In January 2015, Harry Winston announced a groundbreaking three-year partnership with amfAR and became a leading supporter of the Countdown to a Cure. Launched in February 2014, the Countdown is designed to intensify amfAR’s cure-focused HIV research programs through strategic investments of $100 million over the next five years.

Retailing for $20,500 for the men’s, and $16,900 for the women’s, the Countdown to a Cure Timepiece will be sold exclusively at Harry Winston salons worldwide, with 20% of the retail price benefiting amfAR.

“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.”