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Royal Albert Hall agrees exclusive partnership with Girard-Perregaux

13 July, 2011

Royal Albert Hall agrees exclusive partnership with Girard-Perregaux

13 July, 2011

The Royal Albert Hall, one of the world’s leading entertainment venues, has confirmed Girard-Perregaux, luxury Swiss manufactured timepieces, as its official time-keeping partner.

Girard-Perregaux pride themselves on being one of the few authentic Swiss watch manufacturers, designing and creating every element of their exquisite timepieces. A jewel in the crown of Swiss Haute Horlogerie, some of the most innovative designs and movements first created by Constant Girard-Perregaux in the 19th century, like the Tourbillon with three gold Bridges, are still being manufactured today. Girard-Perregaux combine over two centuries-worth of expertise with a modern approach, resulting in a subtle marriage between tradition and state of the art technology, perfectly complementing the Hall’s own philosophy with regards to the coalescence of heritage and modernity.

The Hall is proud to display one of Gerard-Perregaux’s exceptional creations on the Grand Tier level and they will have a presence on the Royal Albert Hall official website.

The Hall enjoyed its most successful year in 2010, with a record-breaking 381 events in the main auditorium and a further 150 in its other spaces. 2011 has been just as exciting so far with the return of Cirque du Soleil, Eric Clapton, Liza Minnelli, Janet Jackson and the hugely popular Strictly Gershwin to name but a few. The collaboration with Girard-Perregaux helps the Hall, as a registered charity, to continue to strive to provide such spectacular experiences which are accessible to everyone.

Michelle Aland, Head of Sponsorship and Corporate Partnerships at the Royal Albert Hall said:
“We are delighted to announce our affiliation with the prestigious high-end watchmaking brand that is Girard-Perregaux. The Royal Albert Hall has long been a unique bastion of excellence which fosters innovation whilst respecting history, qualities also embodied by Girard-Perregaux. In this regard it is clear that the two are a perfect fit and we anticipate a successful and strong partnership.”

Isabelle Moine, Brand Manager of Girard-Perregaux UK said:
“It is with great pleasure that Girard-Perregaux announces a new partnership with the Royal Albert Hall, which brings together the affinities of haute horlogerie and art. Girard Perregaux has come together with the Royal Albert Hall in what is a landmark year for both brands. 2011 is the 140th anniversary of the RAH and also the 220th anniversary of GP and to celebrate we are honoured to be named as the official timekeeper for the RAH, creating a fusion which is steeped in heritage and which compliments a common philosophy in the quest for excellence and luxury”

-ENDS-

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Note to Editor: 
Should you require further information, for the RAH please contact Sean Carrigan on 020 7959 0531 seanc@royalalberthall.com or Michelle Aland 020 7959 0506 michellea@royalalberthall.com 

For Girard-Perregaux please contact Isabelle Moine on 020 7629 2544 imoine@sowind.co.uk 


THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
The Royal Albert Hall is one of the UK’s most treasured and magical buildings, recognizable the world over. It is a registered charity and operates without public subsidy. Since opening in 1871, the Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists. Today over 380 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year which include performances of classical, jazz, world music, rock and pop, dance, comedy, film premières and award ceremonies. Audiences of well over a million are entertained each year and many millions more around the world enjoy the Hall experience through broadcasts, recordings and new media channels.

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