Paris, November 19, 2013. Girard-Perregaux, a Swiss fine watchmaker, and Nile Rodgers gathered in Paris to promote projects initiated by the ‘We Are Family Foundation’ and youths dedicated to charitable activities Talented.
After holding a ‘Changing Watch Event’ event with Susan and David Rockefeller 伉俪 in New York, USA, and raising over $ 200,000 to support the foundation’s charity activities, GP Girard-Perregaux met with charities from all walks of life in Paris to join Carne Le Carmen) held a charity event. Built in 1875, this private mansion has an exquisite ’empire-style’ architectural style and has now become a historical landmark in Paris, where the French composer Georges Bizet once wrote classic opera Carmen got its name.
The evening introduced projects sponsored by two young people supported by the ‘We are Family Foundation’: Zuhal Sultan Mohammed, who formed the Iraqi National Youth Symphony Orchestra, and David Saddington, an environmentalist who is committed to combating climate change.
Subsequently, Nile Rodgers paid tribute to two ambitious young people with a guitar accompaniment, and talked about his music creation process from launching a single for Chic, composing for Diana Ross, and working with Daft Punk.
Celebrities from watchmaking, fashion, music and charity toasted the efforts of the ‘we are Family Foundation’. Invited guests include: Marc Cerrone, Dimitri From Paris, actresses Sophie Meister and Patrick Timsit.
Girard Perregaux also took the opportunity to showcase new works at the party, including the special ‘Mission of Mermaids’ series designed in collaboration with Susan Rockefeller, and the Grand Prix de l ‘ Horlogerie de Genève (Aiguille d’Or) Echappement Constant LM.
Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group (parent company of Girard Perregaux and Shangweisha), said: ‘Nile has made an outstanding contribution to philanthropy and can work with him to awaken the attention of future generations to global issues. I I am deeply honored. ‘
‘Our goal is to inspire the younger generation to meet tomorrow’s challenges, help them prepare, and take on the task of protecting the planet,’ said Nancy Hunt, chairman of the ‘We are Family Foundation.’
Nile Rodgers added: ‘We can only achieve this great goal by working together. I hope that launching a similar charity event will encourage more young people to join us and change the world.
About Girard Perregaux
The history of GP Girard-Perregaux, the leading Swiss watchmaking brand, began in 1791. Over the past two centuries, many watch classics with unique design and technological innovation have been created, including Constant Girard-Perregaux, which won the 1889 Paris World Expo Gold Medal. Three golden bridge tourbillon pocket watch.
Girard-Perregaux is one of the few authentic watchmaking factories in existence. It can handle all processes of designing and manufacturing watches, including the development of movements. Girard Perregaux has obtained over 80 technical patents over the years, and is committed to technology research and development, carrying forward the outstanding tradition. Luozhi Kering Group, a global leader in apparel and accessories for luxury and sports and fashion brands, is now the majority shareholder of Girard Perregaux.