On December 1st, Baume & Mercier, the luxury Swiss watchmaker, hosted a private event at the Tourneau TimeMachine to bring awareness to the charitable organization, Love146, with special guest Emmanuelle Chriqui. Love146 uis an organization which works to end child sex slavery and exploitation. In 2008, Baume & Mercier sent Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Carolyn Cole to Southeast Asia and commissioned her “Into the Light” exhibition to illustrate the mission of Love146. Guests had the opportunity to view Cole’s “Into the Light” exhibition and enjoyed exclusive performances by Love146 co-founder Lamont Heibert, musical artist Abigail Zsiga and the musical group The Broadway Dolls.
The event also featured a live auction for a pair of Baume & Mercier watches with commemorative Love146 engravings and Baume & Mercier CEO Alain Zimmermann and Tourneau CEO Jim Seusswill presented a call-to-action check for $25,000 to Love146 to support charity’s mission to restore hope to those who have lost it.