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Party with the watch industry’s in-crowd for a good cause and have fun

| By Frank Geelen | 2 min read |

Do you want to have a great party? Do you wanna celebrate with the ‘in-crowd’ of the watch industry? Coming Thursday the 23th of June in Gland, Switzerland is the 1st Watchmaker’s Ball.

This is the first time that a party brings together everyone in the watch industry, simply to have a great evening, get to know each other, hang out and party! Usually people from the industry meet each other during the yearly watch fairs, when the competition is on. But not on this evening!

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I’ve heard Audemars Piguet, Greubel Forsey, Panerai, Roger Dubuis and Ferrari already bought tickets for a full table. Other brands, like Zenith, Girard-Perregaux and even the auctioneers of Antiquorum will also be there. There is room for a maximum of 200 guests and if you are not there to hang out with the watch industry’s crème de la crème, than it might be because you want to sponsor a good cause or simply want to win some prizes.

After dinner, Sotheby’s will auction 5 spectacular lots… Did you always dream of becoming a movie star? If you win lot number 1 you get to play a role in a French movie. No kidding! Lot number 2 brings you to Paris to enjoy a Haute Couture show and a night in hotel De Crillon, lot number 3 is a private tennis match with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga! Be prepared to not win this match 😉 And if this is not spectacular enough, you can also bid on one day of heli-skiing with Olympic ski champion Didier Defago.

Lot number 5 is one day on a European race track with a Ferrari 250 GTO from 1972. Now let me think… what would I choose… I hope the person who wins this lot will be very careful, because this vintage beauty is worth more than 20 million Euro!!

This is not just a party, I think that was already more than obvious. Especially when you consider that all the profits are going to be donated to the new Swiss Foundation VACCINES FOR LIFE, which is developing vaccines for diseases such as Malaria, Aids and many more. So let’s hope for some generous bidding during the auction.

The first Watchmaker’s Ball is at the Dinemec Studio in Gland, where musicians like Lenny Kravitz and Pink have recorded albums. The Watchmaker’s Ball (tickets can be bought via the website) is ‘powered’ by Suryia Hill’s Sparkle PR Agency.

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