BOVET 1822 supports APJ in Hollywood

The Swiss watchmaker BOVET 1822 once again supported Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ) by sponsoring the Hollywood Domino pre-Oscar event at the historic Sunset Tower Hotel.

Owner of Bovet, Mr. Pascal Raffy, was joined that evening by APJ founder and Academy Award winning director, Paul Haggis and stars supporting the cause including Jon Hamm, Kevin Jonas, Maria Bello, Vanessa Hudgens, Kate Beckinsale, Adrian Brody, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Rumer Willis and Omar Epps.


Having helped raise over $1.7 million in 2013 Bovet hopes to aid in raising even more vital funds this year to continue to support the Academy for Peace and Justice in Haiti, which was created for children affected by the earthquake of 2010. This was the 3rd year in a row Bovet has been the main sponsor of this event and it marked the first part of Bovet’s standing commitment announced this past December for a minimum of 5 years for $5 million of continued support for the charity.

In efforts to further support APJ and with Mr. Raffy’s commitment to providing full and focused support to the cause chosen by BOVET, a handcrafted unique timepiece was offered as the grand prize for the Hollywood Domino Tournament that was held at the culmination of the evening’s event. As additional grace the winner was offered the choice between two timepieces; first was a ladies timepiece, the Miss Audrey which was only released this January 2014 and is the first in the US and the second a Cambiano chronograph designed with Pininfarina which ultimately was given to the winner.

The BOVET CAMBIANO self-winding Chronograph which is a 45mm stainless steel timepiece part of the collection designed with the Italian car design House Pininfarina. The superbly proportioned AMADEO® convertible case allows the timepiece to be used as a wristwatch, miniature clock, pocket watch or sports counter. The steel case-band and case-back have a circular satin finish, while the bezel, support, bow and crown are in ball-milled steel with black DLC coating.

BOVET craftsmen employed all their expertise and experience to accurately convey the intent of the Italian designers and create a dial of spellbinding technical complexity. The finished article, comprising 35 components on five levels, meets all design criteria to the letter (design, volumes, legibility and sportiness).

After a night full of passion from all of those who came to support APJ’s mission toward education there was a total of over half a million dollars raised for a truly sweet ending to a beautiful night.