Frédérique Constant : Yes we Cannes

Among the many commitments undertaken by the Manufacture Frédérique Constant on behalf of charities around the world, the Global Gift Foundation brought together an audience of celebrities and philanthropists at Cannes in mid-May. The funds raised during the gala dinner, of which Frédérique Constant was the main partner, will serve to provide direct support for three humanitarian projects. Firstly, help for earthquake victims in Nepal; secondly, the Eva Longoria Foundation; and thirdly the Global Gift Foundation’s Casa in Marbella project for children suffering from rare diseases. In parallel, the Global Gift Humanitarian Award was awarded to Swedish entrepreneur Johan Eliasch, president of the Cool Earth association that fights global warming, to whom Aletta Stas (co-founder of Frédérique Constant) also presented a Heart Beat Manufacture watch.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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