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Backes & Strauss, the oldest diamond company in the world, is set to shine in Monaco next week at the opening of the Second Edition of Top Marques Watches & Jewellery.
The Master of Diamonds since 1789 will be exhibiting its Ultimate Bejewelled Timepieces at the luxury watch show, being held in the magnificent Salle Belle Epoque of the Hotel Hermitage from September 29 to October 1.
Backes & Strauss is just one of a number of prestigious names to have been confirmed for the “Pop-up” Show, which opens next Thursday during the Monaco Yacht Show.
Organisers also revealed today that a number of exclusive exhibits would be up for grabs in a fundraising Tombola for the Monegasque association Monaco Disease Power.
Guests invited to Thursday’s Opening Cocktail Party at the Hotel Hermitage’s Salle Belle Epoque will have the chance to win a number of incredible prizes including a bespoke brooch by designer Elena Sivoldaeva and a Rebellion Timepiece.
Parisian gallery Laurent Strouk has also donated an original painting by French artist Robert Combas following the success of his exhibition in the Grimaldi Forum this summer, while the event’s principal sponsor The Edmond de Rothschild group has offered a Barons de Rothschild Jeroboam of Champagne.
Under the honorary presidency of HSH Prince Albert, Monaco Disease Power supports the families of children with physical disabilities or mental illness. One of the main projects of the association in recent years has been the creation of a respite house for families in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and it is hoped that money raised at Top Marques Watches & Jewellery will contribute to the construction of a second centre.
Other brands to be represented at the Principality’s only event dedicated solely to Haute Horlogerie and Jewellery under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco include Swiss horologer Franck Muller, ultra-high-end watchmaker Cvstos and Greubel Forsey, creator of one of the rarest current-production timepieces, the Quadruple Tourbillion.
Heading up the list of luxury jewellery brands is Monaco resident Elena Sivoldaeva who will present her new Elena Sivoldaeva Exclusive collection.
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The Monaco Red Cross welcomed 10 employees of CFM Indosuez, the bank specialised in wealth management, on September 26 and October 24, for volunteer days.
The CFM Indosuez Wealth Management Citizen Days are part of the Indosuez Group's overall corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy. These volunteer days aim to promote the involvement of employees, encourage local initiatives, and offer local associations a form of support other than financial to accomplish their mission. In total, a dozen individual and collective initiatives were proposed throughout the year in the environmental and social fields.[caption id="attachment_24241" align="alignnone" width="640"] Photo: : Philippe FITTE/Croix-Rouge monégasque[/caption]
Throughout the morning, employees underwent an introduction to humanitarian aid and participated in an exchange on voluntary engagement. They then followed a training session in the "Stimule t'Oie", a game created by young volunteers of the French Red Cross.
Based on the rules of the game, which involves a goose, this activity was designed for the elderly or those with a loss of autonomy, and uses certain senses and functional abilities, such as touch, smell, memory, and singing, in a shared spirit.
Thanks to the warm welcome of the staff and residents of Bellando de Castro and A Qietüdine residences, the volunteer apprentices successfully generated a fun time around this original game with a double objective: to encourage exchanges between generations and to fight against the isolation of dependent people.
At the end of the experiment, volunteers were left with a unanimous impression: "I have the feeling that we provided a relaxing moment to our elders and that's a very good thing. To be revisited!”
The occasion was a good example of collaboration between the social sector and the private sector, which could lead to other interesting partnerships: "We also conduct first-aid training for staff members of this company," said Frédéric Platini, Secretary General of the Monegasque Red Cross. "This is a fine example of collaboration that we hope to see continue and develop over time."