News December 2012

Hawk FOReverglades for Miami Art Week

Girard-Perregaux unveils limited edition timepiece in partnership
with FOReverglades for Miami Art Week

The Watch Quote™ - December 11th, 2012

Girard-Perregaux Hawk FOReverglades pour Miami Art Week

New York, NY - December 6, 2012 – Girard-Perregaux, iconic luxury Swiss watch brand, was proud to partner up with FOReverglades, an environmentally minded public art exhibition by International Artists William Sweetlove and artists collective, Cracking Art Group, for Art Week in Miami.

Freedom Tower Night

Though the exhibit opened for the public on November 30th, December 5th was a special evening in which the brand unveiled a limited edition timepiece inspired by FOReverglades for Art Week. The watch was presented in an exclusive breakfast and cocktail at Miami’s iconic Freedom Tower, where guests were also able to enjoy Sweetlove’s art.

Girard-Perregaux Hawk FOReverglades pour Miami Art Week

“We are very proud to unveil this special watch”, said Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JeanRichard). “The importance of preserving our environment is beautifully represented in FOReverglades and we hope that together we are able to spread the message further and increase public awareness”.

The introduction of this timepiece is also of particular significance for the brand as it also unveils their new Hawk collection, a sport collection including both diver watches and chronographs. The Hawk FOReverglades features a steel case housing a Girard-Perregaux Manufacture mechanical with automatic winding movement. The strap is done in white with the red crocodiles from FOReverglades prominently featured.

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.

About Galleria Ca'd'Oro

Since 1970, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro (House of Gold) has become known as one of the leading contemporary art galleries in Italy. During Art Week and Art Basel Miami 2010, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro made it’s mark in Miami with the most talked about public art installation, the Regeneration Art Project, with the famous pink snails. Today the gallery continues to bring its experience and expertise to the US promoting Italian and European contemporary art with passion and enthusiasm.

Galleria Ca’ d’Oro offers not only some of the most important works by artists of the 20th, and 21st centuries, but also offers personalized art advisory, the implementation of public art installations and museum quality exhibitions.

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MIchele Sofisti and Eduardo Padron

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