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Longines - Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

Longines Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

Longines Ambassador of Elegance invited the winged hourglass brand in Hamburg (GER) on February 27 to visit her foundation, Children for Tomorrow, and a watchmaker initiated the children to his craftsmanship.

On February 27, 2019, Stefanie Graf and her foundation, Children for Tomorrow, welcomed Longines in Hamburg (GER). Initiated by the German tennis legend in 1998, the institute - located at the University clinic of Hamburg Eppendorf - assists children and families who have been victims of war, persecution and violence.

Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

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Stefanie Graf says: “Longines has been so generous and supportive to what is dear to my heart, my foundation Children for Tomorrow. For over 20 years we have specialized in treatment with our trauma therapy providing care to as many children as possible who have suffered through war, exile and violence. These inner wounds are so often overlooked. Raising awareness for what these children have to endure and what is needed to heal them is the mission of Children for Tomorrow. We want to give as many children as possible a new perspective for a healthy future.”

Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

© Longines

The non-profit organization brings light to the sensitive issue of refugees and their psychological well-being. A qualified team of specialists helps the children and teenagers to overcome their traumas with different psychological treatments and activities, such as art therapy. On Wednesday 27, a watchmaker from Longines came at the foundation to initiate the children to his craftsmanship.

Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

A watchmaker from Longines initiates the children to his craftsmanship © Longines

This event also gave the opportunity for Stefanie Graf and Longines to reaffirm their long lasting partnership, initiated in 2008 and celebrated last summer through the auction sale of 10 limited “Conquest V.H.P. Stefanie Graf & Andre Agassi Foundations” watch sets. All proceeds were donated to Children for Tomorrow and to The Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, two charities founded by the two Ambassadors of Elegance.

Stefanie Graf welcomes Longines at her foundation

A watchmaker from Longines initiates the children to his craftsmanship © Longines

Longines’ fundamental values of excellence and elegance have always led it to pursue and promote the highest social ideals. In this regard, the winged hourglass brand has forged various partnerships over the years to channel its support for different charitable organizations. Walter von Känel, President of Longines says: “Longines’ core values have always led the brand to serve philanthropic purposes. We are particularly proud and honoured to work alongside the Children for Tomorrow Foundation, helping children and their families to build a better future. The altruism, dedication and generosity shown by its founder, Longines Ambassador of Elegance Stefanie Graf, are a source of inspiration and a perfect illustration of the true elegance – the elegance of a generous heart – so dear to our brand.” Stefanie Graf adds: “I am extremely grateful to represent a company like Longines, rich in history, tradition, quality and craftsmanship.  We share a commitment to making a difference in other people’s lives. Giving and caring is a big part of who they are.”

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Based in St. Imier since 1832, Longines has a long tradition in watchmaking, characterised by the elegance of its watches. Using expertise gained as the company has evolved, Longines has gradually forged ties with the world of sport, where it demonstrates its excellence in precision timekeeping. Today, Longines is the oldest brand still in business, unchanged, in the international registers held by the World Intellectual Property Organization...

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