Breitling is sponsoring the Els for Autism Golf Challenge this year to support the fight against autism. For every 88 children, 1 child is affected by autism. To help build awareness, Breitling has created a special limited edition timepiece, based on the Breitling Chronomat 44 watch and featuring Caliber 01, to benefit the Els for Autism foundation. In total, there are only 88 limited editions and with every purchased limited edition, 20% of the proceeds will be donated to the foundation.
To support both Breitling and the Els for Autism foundation, Brown & Co. Jewelers has two of the limited edition chronographs, one at each location. When purchasing this special timepiece, not only will 20% of the proceeds be donated to the foundation, but the recipient will also qualify for a chance to play at the 2013 Els for Austism Golf Challenge. The challenge is the largest international charity-driven amateur golf tournament in history and is led by Breitling enthusiast and World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els. This particular watch features Caliber 01, the exclusive 100% in-house chronograph movement created by Breitling and backed by its exclusive five-year warranty.
The Els for Autism Foundation was founded by World Golf Hall of Famer Ernie Els and wife Liezl Els in 2009. For the past three years, the Els family has been projecting their efforts into The Els Center of Excellence. The Center is a 26-acre facility that provides the best practices for the autistic in education and therapy through an e-learning platform.