EVENT IWC SCHAFFHAUSEN GALA DINNER
WHERE PALEXPO, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

 

HAPPENINGS: IWC Schaffhausen treated guests to a 1930s-inspired gala party held during the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) fair in Geneva. To celebrate the launch of its new Pilot's Watches collection, IWC transformed the venue into a retro-esque aircraft hangar.

More than 20 dancers flown in from England entertained the crowd, with choreography designed for the occasion. Over 800 guests including Hilary Swank, Christoph Waltz, Chris Evans and Formula One drivers Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and supermodels Adriana Lima and Karolina Kurkova attended the stellar party. IWC CEO Georges Kern stole the show as he took to the stage to flaunt his drumming skills.

 

OVERHEARD Mr CEO on the drums is the real deal. Wonder how long he has practised for the skit.

 

CHIC CHAT with Lewis Hamilton

How do you like Hong Kong?

I love Hong Kong. My first girlfriend is from Hong Kong. One of my tattoo artists is also here.

What do you think about the Formula E race that's going to take place in Hong Kong soon?

I'm sure young people might be a part of the new movement of electric cars, but I'm more old school.

When did you realise you want to be a race driver?

I told [Mclaren Formula One team boss] Ron Dennis when I was 10 years old that one day I would be the world champion.

What inspired you to start racing?

So many kids at school played football and tennis but none of them picked up racing, so I did.