The Swiss luxury watch brand will donate 30% of its net proceeds during this unprecedented time.
SWITZERLAND — MARCH 2020 — The world is facing an unprecedented health challenge with communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, from March 24th through September, Swiss Haute Horlogerie Maison, Gerald Charles, will donate 30% of its net proceeds to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted by the Swiss Philanthropy Foundation and the United Nations Foundation. The fund was recently created by the WHO in Geneva, Switzerland, in response to the coronavirus pandemic currently impacting over one billion people from communities around the world.
“In times such as these, we must come together as a community and respond to the challenge” says Federico Ziviani, General Manager of Gerald Charles “I have personally pushed from the front line to make sure we were giving our contribution, and making it happen promptly” Gerald Charles will donate 30% of every watch net proceeds to support the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by WHO. The donations will provide financing, at worldwide scale, for protective equipment for frontline health workers; to equip diagnostic laboratories; improve surveillance and data collection; establish and maintain intensive care units; strengthen supply chains; accelerate research and development of vaccines and therapeutics; and take other critical steps to scale up the public health response to the pandemic.
In response to the limited mobility we are currently experiencing, Gerald Charles has built and promptly launched a new Online Boutique at www.geraldcharles.com. The initiative offers the most tailored shopping experience to every customer, from the comfort and safety of their home.
The Gerald Charles’s Anniversary Collection, a limited-edition of 252-piece, in its classic stainless steel or diamonds versions, as well as historic timepieces, from the Maison’s Museum, will be available for purchase, in the brand’s effort to support this initiative.
Anniversary Classic Steel
Beginning on March 25th and proceeding until September, Gerald Charles will donate 30% of net proceeds from the sale of its timepieces on its own e-commerce, in support of the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund by WHO.
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About the Maison Gerald Charles
Gerald Charles is a prestigious Swiss Haute Horlogerie, founded in 2000 by Monsieur Gerald Charles Genta, the world-renowned watch designer and artist. In the early 2000s, Monsieur Genta, after dedicating a period of his life exclusively to the art of painting, decided to return to the field of watch design, founding the homonymous Maison Gerald Charles. The choice to give the brand its name symbolizes the Master’s willingness to create a deep bond with his production. In the watches he made for the Maison Gerald Charles, the sinuous lines and the harmony of singular forms that the artist has managed to make iconic in each of his timepieces are recognizable. These masterpieces are born from the union between artistic creativity and technical mastery of Swiss mechanics, synonymous with excellence.