Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Girard-Perregaux partners with Hour Glass

This just in from Girard-Perregaux -

Girard-Perregaux was honoured to partner with the Hour Glass Group, sponsor of the Fight Cancer Foundation’s signature annual fundraising event, the Red Ball, held in the Palladium Ballroom at the Crown.

The Red Ball is one of Melbourne’s premier events attracting more than 1,300 guests including Australia’s most distinguished. To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Red Ball, the Fight Cancer Foundation was thrilled to have their Patrons and internationally acclaimed stage and screen actors, Deborra-lee Furness and Hugh Jackman, wearing his Vintage 1945 watch in attendance.
Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux
All proceeds from the Red Ball will enable the Fight Cancer Foundation to continue their life saving work in giving hope to children and adults with leukaemia and other life-threatening cancers through treatment, research, care and support programs. Included in the live auction was a Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar timepiece.
The evening’s highlight saw the one and only Hugh Jackman perform a special preview of his latest sensational Broadway hit show “Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway”. Accompanying Mr Jackman and flown in all the way from New York for this special performance was Musical Director, Mr Patrick Vaccariello who has overseen 16 Broadway productions including the legendary “West Side Story” and “A Chorus Line”.

Also in attendance, Mrs Fay Duncan, “FCF” Vice President & Red Ball Chairman, Mr Eric Wright, Managing Director Fight Cancer Foundation, Ms Bebe Choi, Boutique Manager Hour Glass Group and Mr Steven Rom, CEO of Avstev, distributor of Girard-Perregaux for Australasia.

The Girard-Perregaux 1966 Full Calendar features a 40mm rose gold case. It houses a Girard-Perregaux manufacture automatic movement with full calendar with date, day of the week, month and moon phase indicators.
Courtesy of Girard-Perregaux

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