On 20th July, as part of the Justin Rose Tradition Charity Golf Day, 80 famous personalities from the worlds of sport, TV and business teed off against each other in a celebrity golf tournament in London, after which more than 120 guests enjoyed a glamorous gala dinner. For world-famous golf star Justin Rose, whose father Ken Rose died of leukemia in 2002, the event fulfilled a longstanding wish. Maurice Lacroix donated four watches as prizes for the tournament winners, and two to be sold in the evening auction. The total amount raised from the auction, approximately £177,000, will go to Cancer Research UK.
Celebrities including supermodel Jodie Kidd, rugby player Matt Dawson, tennis ace Tim Henman and TV presenter Charlotte Jackson competed for the top prize: a sporty and elegant chronograph watch, donated by Maurice Lacroix. The location for this special event was the green of the time-honored Stoke Park Golf Club, near London, the setting for cinema’s most famous golfing scene: the golf duel in the James Bond classic “Goldfinger”. The charity day saw one of Justin Rose’s major wishes brought to realisation: “This means a great deal to me personally. The day itself was all about raising as much money as possible for the unceasing work of Cancer Research UK. My father died of leukemia, my wife Kate’s mother died of breast cancer. This is why we support organisations committed to the fight against cancer.”
About Maurice Lacroix
Since the launch of its first watch model in 1975, Maurice Lacroix has developed to become a sought-after Manufacture brand. With its own factories producing complex components for mechanical calibers, Maurice Lacroix joined the exclusive league of Swiss watchmakers at the end of 2006. Thanks to continued innovative development both in technical fields and in design, Maurice Lacroix has registered several patents and trademarks.
Maurice Lacroix is one of the few independent watchmakers and employs more than 200 people worldwide, the majority of whom are based at the international head office in Zürich and the production facilities in Saignelégier and Montfaucon in Switzerland.