Basel, Switzerland-(April 25, 2013). At the opening of Baselworld Watches, Swiss luxury watchmaker GP Girard-Perregaux was honored to honour Susan and David Rockefeller for saving the environment and protecting it in an event only invited by guests The kindness of the resources pays high respect.
During the dinner, GP Girard-Perregaux specially screened their latest documentary, ‘Mission of Mermaids.’ From a mysterious mermaid perspective, this 15-minute film delves into the serious environmental issues facing the oceans such as ocean acidification, overfishing, and seawater pollution, and advocates public participation in active actions to protect marine ecology.
Girard Perregaux showcased its series and its latest model, the Sea Hawk series ‘Mermaid’s Mission’ watch, which was designed by Susan Rockefeller and named after this great film. The dial of this limited edition diving watch is embellished with eco-green and ocean blue, and the back is engraved with a mermaid silhouette.
Michele Sofisti, chief executive officer of Sowind, parent company of Girard Perregaux and JEANRICHARD, said: ‘Celebrities like Susan and David as our guardian angels always remind us of the need to protect rare resources We are honored to invite them to the Baselworld Watch Fair and hope to take this opportunity to help raise public awareness of marine conservation actions. ‘
Susan Rockefeller said: ‘GP Girard Perregaux reminds us that time is the most precious resource, and that GP Girard Perregaux’s strong support is a great guarantee for us. At present, saving the marine ecological environment is imminent. I hope The ‘Mermaid’s Mission’ can trigger deep public reflection on the importance of environmental protection. ‘
About Susan and David Rockefeller
Susan Rockefeller is a documentary director, writer, and jewelry designer, and an enthusiastic conservationist of natural resources. Susan is committed to conserving our planet. She is currently a board member and chairman of the Ocean Organization Ocean Council, a member of the National Leadership Council of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and a member of the Stone Barns for Sustainable Agriculture project. Susan is creative and has a positive personality. She once produced and directed the documentary ‘Making the Crooked Straight’ for the HBO channel. She was awarded the 2011 Christopher Award for this and she co-produced the internationally-acclaimed A Sea Change ‘documentary. For more information, visit www.susanrockefeller.com.
David Rockefeller is an associate director, former chairman of the Rockefeller Corporation, chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation, and member of the board of directors of the Asian Cultural Association and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. field. His previous background also includes serving as trustee and chairman of the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation and chairman of the Rockefeller Family Fund. Mr. Rockefeller graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He founded the marine protection organization Sailors for the Sea, with the aim of calling for the protection of the ocean and raising awareness of marine issues for sailors and crew.
He has four children with his wife Susan Rockefeller.