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Girard-Perregaux partners with Kobe
and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation

The foundation of the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant

The Watch Quote™ - April 28th, 2012

Kobe Bryant with the Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow fly-back chronograph

Los Angeles, CA (April 2012) – Girard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, was proud to partner with basketball superstar Kobe Bryant to support the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. On Sunday, April 22nd the foundation hosted an intimate fundraising event at the home of one of the foundation’s board members in Los Angeles to support the organization, which is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need.

Over 60 guests including Cindy Crawford, Rande Gerber, Jo Champa, Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers and more attended and participated in a live auction with Andrea Fiuczynski from Christie’s. All proceeds will benefit the foundation. All six board members attended, including Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, Karyn Silver, Carol Cheng-Meyer, Aileen Getty and Patrick Soon-Shiong. Included in the auction was a custom Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow timepiece, identical to the one worn by Bryant that evening. His timepiece is engraved with his initials and jersey number.

Kobe Bryant with the Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow fly-back chronograph

“I am very happy Girard-Perregaux supports the work we are doing to address youth homelessness in Los Angeles”, said Kobe Bryant. “Their contributions are helping us make a real impact on this critical issue”.

“We are very proud to work with Kobe and Vanessa on this event”, said Sowind Group CEO (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard), Michele Sofisti. “We understand the importance of giving back to the community and admire their efforts in doing so”.

The Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow fly-back chronograph

The Girard-Perregaux WW.TC Shadow fly-back chronograph features a 43 mm black ceramic case diameter. This high-tech piece is the fruit of a long and meticulous manufacturing process. Ceramic gives it some appealing assets: extreme hardness (much higher than steel) and good wear resistance while being particularly light and wearable. It houses a Girard-Perregaux manufacture movement with fly-back chronograph, world time indicator, date, and day/night display.


About the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation

The Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need. By providing financial resources for organizations with aligned missions and funding unique programs, the Foundation strives to strengthen communities through educational and cultural enrichment opportunities.

The Youth Homelessness Initiative is the first project of the newly incorporated Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation. The Initiative seeks to address the needs of homeless youth and their families in the Los Angeles area, by raising awareness about this critical issue, and creating partnerships with the local organizations that have had the greatest positive impact on the homeless population of LA.


About Girard-Perregaux

Girard-Perregaux is a Swiss high-end watch manufacturer tracing its origins back to 1791. The history of the brand is marked by legendary watches that combine sharp design with innovative technology such as the renowned Tourbillon with three gold bridges presented by Constant Girard-Perregaux in 1889 at the Paris Universal exhibition where he was awarded a gold medal.

Devoted to the creation of state-of-the-art Haute Horlogerie, Girard-Perregaux is one of the very few watchmakers to unite all the skills of design and manufacture under the same roof including the forging of the “heart” of the watch, the movement. With over 80 registered patents, Girard-Perregaux is fully committed to research and development to constantly fuse its unique heritage into modern watchmaking. Girard-Perregaux is majority owned by PPR.

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