British actress, and Longines Ambassador of Elegance, Kate Winslet launched the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet timepiece, in the Saint-Honoré boutique in Paris. Limited to just three models. The exclusive gold watch will go under the hammer for the benefit of The Golden Foundation – a charity co-founded by the actress.
She shared her enthusiasm at the event: “I was given the permission to choose a watch, which was designed specifically for the Golden Hat Foundation. The style of the model really appealed to me and I instantly fell in love with it. All the profits of the selling of the model are going directly to the Foundation. This project with Longines is helping raise awareness about a particular cause dear to my heart. Thanks to Longines’ involvement and the generosity of the donators, the Foundation will keep on working towards achieving its goals.”
Featuring the same dial as The Flagship Heritage - 60th Anniversary 1957 – 2017, the watch was designed as per the spcifications given by Kate Winslet – the dial, case, and the strap. Fivepieces were then produced and named after her, out of which three (2/5, 3/5, 4/5) will be put up for auction, which will be scheduled from 10th June at 6pm to 30th June, 2017 at 05.59pm CEST right here. The first piece will be gifted to the actress, while the final piece will be put on display at the company's headquarters in St. Imier, Switzerland.
Juan-Carlos Capelli, Vice President of Longines and Head of International Marketing, stated: “Longines is honoured to have been given the opportunity to help the Golden Hat Foundation. We sincerely hope that the generous purchasers of the Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet timepieces will be proud to own an exclusive Longines watch as well as contribute to the charity’s cause. The values of our brand have always led us to serve philanthropic purposes. Social responsibility remains today one of our priorities. Kate Winslet’s inspiring commitment truly translates our motto and philosophy of ‘Elegance is an Attitude’.”