Girard-Perregaux the Chrono Hawk "Um Sohno Intenso, Um Raio Vivido"
Girard-Perregaux and Instituto Tênis Host Exclusive Event
‘Um Sonho Intenso, Um Raio Vívido’
To Benefit Rising Young Sports Talents in Brazil
Miami, Florida (March 21, 2013) – Last night, Iconic luxury Swiss watchmaker, Girard-Perregaux, partnered with Instituto Tênis to host an exclusive event- “Um Sonho Intenso, Um Raio Vívido” -in support of Brazil’s young sports talents in Miami. The evening was attended by over 200 guests consisting of Miami’s social elite crowd alongside Brazilian sports legends and stars: Brazilian Tennis Davis Cup Team members including Thomaz Bellucci, Bruno Soares, Thiago Alves and Marcelo Melo along with former Soccer player Antonio de Oliveira Filho alias Careca.
With Brazilian-inspired décor beautifully arranged throughout the different spaces of the JW Marriott Marquis, guests shared in an evening that celebrated Brazil and encouraged the future, education and talent in the country’s young generation.
A Girard-Perregaux Brazil-inspired limited edition timepiece was also showcased throughout the evening. The Chrono Hawk is the latest sport watch collection from the Brand and exudes energy in an avant-garde design. It features two chronograph counters facing each other at 3 and 9 o’clock in perfect symmetry and luminescent hour and minute hands. The athletic and vibrant steel case houses a Manufacture GP 3300 mechanical, automatic winding movement that can be seen through the sapphire case-back.
After introductions by Xavier Markl, International Director of Marketing at Girard-Perregaux, and Cristiano Borrelli from Insituto Tênis, who providing insight into the work of the organization and the incredible opportunities it provides to underprivileged yet highly driven young athletes, the evening concluded with an exclusive live auction. Conducted by one of Christie’s renowned and charismatic auctioneers, Jennifer Wright, the auction featured one unique piece –a limited edition custom Girard-Perregaux Chrono Hawk timepiece created specifically for the cause.
“We are very proud to be one of the driving forces of this event”, says Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind Group (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD). “Girard-Perregaux is dedicated to nurturing talent. Similar to the young watchmakers of our Manufacture, these young athletes are the present and the future of the sport and a great example of excellence achieved through hard work and dedication”.
“We are very thankful that Instituto Tênis had the opportunity to associate with Girard-Perregaux for this evening celebrating Brazil’s young talented athletes” said Cristiano Borrelli, spokeperson for Instituto Tênis. “The resources that we were able to raise during the event will go straight to our operations as we continue to move into 2013. It will certainly help us achieve our goals for this year”.
"I am honored to join Girard-Perregaux in support of Instituto Tênis", said Thomaz Bellucci. "Tennis is a beautiful sport, one that as you know I am particularly passionate about. I am only too happy to help in bringing it closer to a new generation of young athletes in Brazil".
"Being able to help the young sport talents of Brazil is an honor" said Bruno Soares, #1 Brazilian ATP World Doubles Player. "Especially with the help of such a prestigious watch brand as Girard-Perregaux. It was a great night and hopefully the money raised will give Instituto Tenis the possibility to achieve even more than what they do all year long back in Brazil."
About Instituto Tênis:
Instituto Tênis is a not for profit institution that supports the development of high performance tennis in Brazil. Strengthened in a business model inspired in the corporate world, where clear and objective goals are followed constantly, with a culture based on meritocracy, we believe will guarantee the formation of these young talents as students and athletes. Our objective is to form tennis players capable to reach the number 1 spot in the world. For more information, please visit www.institutotenis.org.br
Limited edition of 25 pieces
- Diameter : 44.00 mm
- Height : 15.45 mm
- Crystal: Antireflective sapphire
- Case-back: Sapphire crystal, secured by 6 screws
- Water resistance: 10 ATM
Girard-Perregaux GP03300-0073 mechanical movement with automatic winding
- Calibre: 13 ’’’
- Frequency: 28’800 Vibrations / hour - (4Hz)
- Jewels: 61
- Power reserve: min. 46 hours
- Functions: Hour, minute, chronograph, date, small second
Technological rubber strap with folding buckle
This watch retails for $14,850