Cara Delevingne and Tag Heuer Replica Watches raised $28,900 that will go toward Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), one of the largest conservation research institutes in the world.
The organization was in the spotlight recently during the recent killing of Cecil the Lion by American dentist Walter J. Palmer, when the world learned that WildCRU researchers had been tracking the lion since 2008.
Moved by the killing of Cecil, Delevingne, a Tag Heuer Replica ambassador, auctioned her personal Tag Heuer Replica Signature Edition Carrera watch on eBay, raising $14,430 for the organization. The Swiss luxury watch brand matched the winning bid to raise a combined $28,900, Tag Heuer Replica said in a statement.
Previously worn by Delevingne on many occasions, including the Monaco F1 Grand Prix, the 22-year-old English fashion model and actress auctioned her personal watch ahead of its release to the market in September. The 41 mm steel case has a titanium-carbide coating and an anthracite dial. The bezel is set with 72 round white diamonds. It is engraved with “Cara Delevingne Edition” and stamped on the back with a lion’s head. The strap is aged black calfskin. The signature of Cara Delevingne is stamped in rose gold inside the strap.
Delevingne, an outspoken critic of Palmer, the dentist and amateur big game hunter who killed Cecil, initiated the auction to support WildCru.org. The donation will contribute to the organization’s in-depth study of lion movements through satellite trackers, support of field equipment and staff, and training future conservationists.
Delevingne’s passion for lions is evident through her lion tattoo on her finger, which is prominently shown on a Tag Heuer Replica Watches Uk advertisement.
“Little did we think that this morning we would be opening our emails to discover that Cara was auctioning her watch (with a lion inscribed on its face) to raise money for WildCRU’s research,” David Macdonald, WildCRU’s director, wrote on the WildCRU website, after first learning about the auction on August 6. “It is also a wonderful educational opportunity to think that Cara’s gift will introduce our work to the millions of people who follow her globally, and who we hope will come to appreciate the importance of wildlife and the environment to their futures.”