Supporting people of the autistic spectrum was top of the agenda for Swiss watch brand Longines and brand ambassador Kate Winslet, who partnered to raise money for a common charity.
Three of Longines’ Flagship Heritage by Kate Winslet timepieces were auctioned for the benefit of the Golden Hat Foundation, a charity co-founded by the British actress and dedicated to changing the way people on the autism spectrum are perceived.
During a private event organized at Longines’ World Trade Center boutique in New York, these timepieces were presented in person by the ambassador of Elegance to the auction winners, coming from Australia and China.
Winslet said: “It was a real honor for me to meet the people who appreciate the beauty and the history behind the Flagship Heritage timepieces, and to officially thank them for their extreme generosity.
“Their contribution will make a significant difference in helping the Holden Hat Foundation raise awareness about autism. Being in New York to witness the success of this collaboration with Longines is extremely fulfilling and only acts to give me more motivation to continue working towards achieving the goals of the foundation.”
The evening was dedicated to autism awareness as both Longines and EEM chose to support care for autism across three continents, by conveying a message of inclusion and the chance to make dreams come true.