AP Accelerates Trulli’s Act Of Charity
Audemars Piguet hosted a charity auction dinner in Singapore along with ambassador and Formula 1 driver Jarno Trulli for the benefit of ‘Abruzzo nel Cuore’ (Abruzzo in the Heart) Foundation. With Trulli spearheading a fundraising campaign to help the people of Pescara, who were affected by an earthquake in April, Audemars Piguet Manufacture decided to pledge its support and commitment by creating the unique ‘Royal Oak Abruzzo Tourbillon and Chronograph’ timepiece in sandblasted titanium.
Fellow F 1 drivers like Sébastien Buemi, Mark Webber, David Coulthard and Jenson Button also decided to do their bit by donating their racing helmets and suits for auction.
With an Italian-themed evening, the guests were treated to Antipasti, Italian porcini mushrooms, white truffle and Apricot Crostata blended perfectly with ‘Jarno Rosso’ wine ice cream. Renowned for his vineyard in the hills of Alanno, Trulli passionately shared his second love with the privileged guests. Specially flown in from Italy, these wines were carefully chosen as the perfect accompaniment to the delightful delicacies. The guests were also given a bottle of Abruzzo Coste delle Plaie as a memento.
The Ambassador of Italy, Dr Folco de Luca Gabrielli, graced the occasion. The event managed to drum up over $ 400,000, with the Audemars Piguet Timepiece being auctioned for $ 305,000. As a token of appreciation from Audemars Piguet, each winning bid was presented with the exclusive Royal Oak Table clock powered by an 8-day power reserve worth $ 5,800.
Celebrating New York, Harry Winston Style
Freida Pinto hosted an exclusive cocktail party to celebrate the New York Collection by Harry Winston, a new series of jewellery and timepieces inspired by the glamour and architecture of New York City. Guests, including actor Gerard Butler and Jennifer Esposito, enjoyed champagne and caviar at Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue salon, which was specially transformed for the evening.
The New York Collection by Harry Winston includes reinterpretations of New York City — romantic ‘Sunsets’ envisioned in the rarest padparadscha sapphires, the striking spiral of the ‘Guggenheim’, handcrafted in diamonds, the scintillating brilliance of the city ‘Nightlife’ echoed in sparking diamonds, the flowing ‘Rivers’ of deep blue sapphires and the vivid emerald lawns of ‘Central Park’.
“New York has always been at the heart of Harry Winston. The energy, architecture, movement, and life of New York City constantly inspires Harry Winston designs. This Collection celebrates the inimitable spirit and infinite possibilities of this remarkable city,” explained Sandrine de Laage, Creative Director of Harry Winston.