Longines Ambassador of Elegance and Academy Award winning actor, Kate Winslet, collaborated with the Swiss watchmaker, Longines, on the creation of 5 limited timepieces inspired by the emblematic Flagship collection. Fitted with a self-winding movement, this exceptional 18-ct gold numbered pieces are being auctioned off to benefit Kate Winslet’s charitable organization, The Golden Hat Foundation, whose mission is to change the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived.
Three of the five limited timepieces are being auctioned online at www.longines.com/auction/ from 10 to 30 June 2017. The new watch owners will have the privilege to receive their timepiece from the British actor herself at her next public appearance with Longines.
Kate Winslet, co-founder of the foundation stated: “It makes me incredibly proud to work on this effort to bring awareness to the plight of people with autism. I believe that all people with autism should be given the opportunity to learn to communicate, receive a suitable academic education and experience social relationships. As a Longines Ambassador of Elegance, I am really thrilled that Longines joins us to help spread the word.”
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President and Head of International Marketing of Longines said: “Longines has always promoted the highest social ideals and it proudly collaborates with The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education and Stefanie Graf’s Children for Tomorrow Foundation. It was therefore natural for the brand to also bring its support to The Golden Hat Foundation and Kate Winslet’s work.”