Audemars Piguet “Time to Give” Auction

Francois Bennahmias and Vanessa Williams

Audemars Piguet teamed with A-List celebrities to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the “Time to Give” auction in New York City. The event is a collaboration between AP and the Tony Awards. The highlight of the evening was a live auction of 13 celebrity-autographed timepieces. Signatures from Meryl Streep, Vanessa Williams, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson and others brought $816,000 for the cause.

A Royal Oak Offshore Las Vegas Strip signed by Jay Z was the evening’s top seller, bringing $220,000. Meryl Streep’s AP brought $100,000, and a piece signed by Catherine Zeta Jones drew a bid of $80,000. Other celebrities participating this year include Kelsey Grammer, Liev Schreiber, Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Lane, and Antonio Banderas.

Here are a few scenes from the evening, which can be enlarged with a click. Photos by Bill Davila/

Francois-Henry Bennahmias, President & CEO, Audemars Piguet North America, with Vanessa Williams
AP CEO Francois Bennahmias & Vaness Williams

Jay Z enjoys the evening
Jay Z and Audemars Piguet

Camille and Kelsey Grammer
Camille & Kelsey Grammer

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