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Worthy Cause for BOVET

By Chris Boyle

Pascal Raffy & Madeleine Stowe

Pascal Raffy & Madeleine Stowe

For the second consecutive year, BOVET 1822 joined forces with the foundation of filmmaker Paul Haggis to organise the 6th BOVET 1822 & Artists for Peace and Justice Evening, held on February 21 this year at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Los Angeles.

Pascal Raffy, the owner of BOVET 1822 and DIMIER 1738, joined Paul Haggis, Gerard Butler, Madeleine Stowe and Daya Fernandez in welcoming personalities from the world of film, television and music. The three hundred guests in attendance played Hollywood Domino to raise funds for the Artists for Peace and Justice foundation, which coordinates a far-reaching programme of education, health and dignity on behalf of the children of Haiti.

The salons of the Sunset Tower Hotel also provided an opportunity to exhibit the latest collections of BOVET 1822, as well as a selection of its historic timepieces from the private collections of Pascal Raffy and BOVET. The creations of the Swiss watchmaker accompanied an exhibition of photographs illustrating the work of Artists for Peace and Justice.

The evening was brought to life by the music of Jackson Browne, who composed the title song of the film Taxi Driver, and the film noir theme was enjoyed by the likes of Adrien Brody, Josh Hartnett, Kristin Davis, Jesse Williams, Moby, Heather Graham, Ali Larter and Russell Simmons.

Despite the evening’s light-hearted nature, all guests were focused on the cause supported by the event. Pascal Raffy and BOVET 1822, whose charity work has always concentrated on children, were welcomed and applauded both for their generosity and for their genuine motivation in attending such an event. The Gala benefiting Artists For Peace And Justice held one of its most successful fundraisers, raising $600,000.

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