RICHARD MILLE PARTNERS WITH NATALIE PORTMAN AND FREE THE CHILDREN CHARITY
On April 26th, 2012, Richard Mille hosted an intimate dinner in New York City to honor Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, and welcome her as a Friend of the Brand.
Throughout her career, Natalie has passionately embraced roles that push her boundaries as an artist. Her commitment to taking on meaningful challenges - whether on screen, as a producer, or in support of philanthropic causes - makes Natalie an ideal match for the tenets of Richard Mille.
For the occasion, Natalie chose to wear a conflict free diamond-set version of Richard Mille’s original watch for women: the RM 007 Automatic. With both natural rubber and synthetic satin strap options according to Natalie’s wishes, the RM 007 fits easily into Natalie’s lifestyle, whether she is at home with her family, traveling, or attending a glamorous event.
Richard and Natalie also announced their intention to collaborate on the development of a limited edition watch, whose proceeds will support international charity and educational partner, Free The Children.
Natalie Portman won the Best Actress Oscar®, BAFTA, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Independent Spirit Award, among others, for her lead role in the 2010 movie Black Swan. This year she will film two movies with the director Terrence Malick, Knight of Cups and Lawless, as well as Thor 2.
About Free The Children
Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education, with more than one million youth involved in our innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Founded in 1995 by international child rights activist Craig Kielburger, we are a charity and educational partner that believes in a world where all young people are free to achieve their fullest potential as agents of change. Our domestic programs educate, engage and empower hundreds of thousands of youth in North America, the UK and around the world. Our international projects have brought over 650 schools and school rooms to youth and provided clean water, health care and sanitation to one million people around the world.
Free The Children has a proven track record of success. The organization has received the World’s Children’s Prize for the Rights of the Child (also known as the Children’s Nobel Prize), the Human Rights Award from the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, and has formed successful partnerships with leading school boards and Oprah’s Angel Network. For additional information, please visit www.freethechildren.com
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Richard Mille Europe, Middle East & Africa Ltd.
About Richard Mille
From its inception in 2001, Richard Mille has been heralded for innovations that have led the long-standing tradition of horology out of the past and into the future. Three principles guide the brand on this path of invention: the best in technical innovation, the best of artistry and architecture, and the best of the heritage and culture of fine watchmaking with hand finishing. Produced by a team of engineers in an ultramodern and ecologically advanced production workshop in Switzerland, Richard Mille’s creations are the embodiment of 21st-century design, style, and high-tech functionality. Richard Mille has always been a keen supporter of charitable causes, including Valerie Wertheimer’s Action Innocence organization, which fights to protect the dignity and integrity of children on the internet; Jackie Chan’s Dragon’s Heart Foundation, which aids children in remote areas; Only Watch, whose activities raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research; the Rafa Nadal Foundation, which provides opportunities for socially disadvantaged young people; and Sentebale, a charity that supports orphans and vulnerable children in Lesotho, founded by His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales. For more information, please visit www.richardmille.com