On September 25, philanthropists Susan and David Rockefeller and Girard-Perregaux joined forces with legendary musician and composer Nile Rodgers for the “Changing Watch” event supporting the “We Are Family” Foundation.
The evening began with a cocktail hour at New York’s swanky Cipriani 42nd St., where numerous Girard-Perregaux timepieces were on display, including the new Constant Escapement. At the following sit-down dinner, Susan and David Rockefeller introduced their new “Protect What is Precious” initiative and spoke of their philanthropic goals. Michele Sofisti, CEO of Sowind (Girard-Perregaux and JEANRICHARD) also took to the stage, where he presented the Rockefellers and Rodgers each with a special Mission of Mermaids (MoM) timepiece in honor of their work and dedication to support the “We Are Family Foundation.”
Later, guests took part in a charity auction, with items that included one Girard-Perregaux MoM men’s special edition watch designed in collaboration with Mrs. Rockefeller plus a “Pamper Yourself” experience courtesy of Girard-Perregaux, a week-long stay for eight at the Amanyara Resort on the Turks & Caicos Islands; a one-of-a-kind “Susan Rockefeller for Honora” pearl necklace and a dinner at New York’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns restaurant with the Rockefellers and Rodgers; and a private hour-long guitar lesson with Nile Rodgers in his studio, and Fender’s new special edition Nile Rodgers “Hitmaker” guitar.