HARRY WINSTON RARE TIMEPIECES
SPONSOR OF TAORMINA FESTIVAL
19th May, 2003.
Confirming the prestigious tradition started in 1947 with the supplying
of accessories to the stars of Hollywood, the Maison Harry Winston
strengthens its fellowship with the world of the cinema and takes
part in the 49th Taormina BNL FilmFest, from the 7th to the 14th
The Maison will supply its precious watches as official prize of
the festival, the Taormina Arte Award for Cinematic Excellence,
that every night at the Greek Theatre will be given to world-famous
representatives of the cinema, keeping the precious link that the
Maison created during the years.
The sentence the Marylin said in the film "Gentlemen Prefer
Blondes" is by now famous; she asked him to tell her every
secret about diamonds. And who can't remember the wonderful diamond
that embellished the engagement ring given to Liz Taylor by Richard
Burton? From them it received its name: the diamond Burton-Taylor.
Within the splendid setting of the Greek Theatre, the 49th BNL Taormina
FilmFest, arranged by Taormina Arte with the support of Regione
Siciliana and of the Ministry for Arts and Culture, will see important
persons of international cinema awarded with Harry Winston watches.
The festival will end on Saturday 14th with the giving of the Nastri
d'Argento for the Italian cinema promoted by the National Syndicate
of Cinematographic Journalists.
Note to the editorial office
people evokes the Maison Harry Winston, they immediately think to
its founder, called "the king of diamonds" for his passion
and perfect knowledge of the stones, and for creating the most daring
jewels. From his father Roland Winston, he inherited the passion
for the jeweller's craft.
Engineer and keen inventor, in 1989 he decided to launch the Maison
in a new adventure and founded Harry Winston Rare Timepieces, in
Geneva, Switzerland. Faithful to Harry Winston's belief "Nothing
but the Extraordinary", the new watches manufacturing house
works together with the best craftsmen and Swiss watchmakers.
Two market areas are developed: the watches - a women's jewel, finely
hand set, evidence of Harry Winston's hundred years old know how,
and the men's models, famous for their technical complexities, among
which a certain number of world previews, following the purest luxury
watches Swiss tradition.
After less then 15 years from its foundation, Harry Winston Rare
Timepieces produces more than 2,500 pieces every year - in little
exclusive series - distributed by 70 sales points carefully selected
all over the world.
more Information please refer to:
|HARRY WINSTON ULTIMATE TIMEPIECE S.A.
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|CH - 1202 Ginevra
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