Girard-Perregaux, one of the oldest fine watchmaking manufactures still in operation in Switzerland today, and Wempe partner together to raise support for New York City.
The Two Brands Unite To Create The Ultimate Watch Lovers Auction Package Benefiting City Harvest And Their Mission To Help At-Risk New Yorkers Impacted By The COVID-19 Pandemic
Luxury watchmaker Girard-Perregaux is partnering with Wempe, one of New York’s premier jewelry and timepiece retailers, in a charitable initiative to support City Harvest, which has scaled up its food rescue operations significantly to meet the soaring need across New York City as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The two companies have come together to create the ultimate watch enthusiast package which will be donated to City Harvest for auctioning off via Charity Buzz.
The auction package includes a highly sought-after limited edition Girard-Perregaux Laureato timepiece (retail value of $11,600, and part of an edition of just 20 pieces), a private tour of the Maison’s manufacture located in La Chaux-de-Fonds Switzerland and lunch with Patrick Pruniaux, the luxury company’s CEO, as well as an overnight stay at the Beau-Rivage Hotel in nearby Neuchâtel (in each case, subject to availability and certain exclusions).
“It was important for Girard-Perregaux that we find a way to give back to New York City during this unprecedented time,” says Patrick Pruniaux, CEO of Girard- Perregaux. “We are proud to join together with Wempe, one of our most important retail partners in the city, to support City Harvest and their crucial work to provide food for the disadvantaged New Yorkers who have been most impacted by the pandemic.”
“Wempe is part of the fabric of New York City—it’s been home to our Fifth Avenue flagship boutique for nearly 40 years,” says Ruediger Albers, US President of Wempe. “We are so pleased to be a part of this charitable effort with Girard-Perregaux and City Harvest to give back to the city that has given us so much, and help those who need it the most right now.”
Girard-Perregaux is part of the Kering Group, a world leader in luxury apparel and sustainability.