When friendship leads to generosity
Jackie Chan is a very talented actor, stuntman and director, renowned for his various action movies and comedies. He has founded the Dragon’s Heart Foundation in 2004, purposed to build schools and help the most impoverished people in the remote places of China. The Dragon’s Heart Foundation has been benefiting from Jackie Chan’s friendship with Richard Mille, the prestigious watchmaker, who offered his talent for a good cause. On 14 September 2011, an auction has been held in Beijing to determine the lucky owner of the RMC JC Tourbillon timepiece. This unique model of watch has been designed for the Charity auction. With a barrel shape the RM JC Tourbillon honors Richard Mille’s style, but the white gold case makes it special. The watch is displaying the logo of the Foundation; it represents Jackie Chan holding the hand of two children. The white color symbolizes the idea of peace and the purity of giving; it also signals the uniqueness and exclusiveness of the watch.
A dragon’s heart
The RM JC Tourbillon is a high technology item. Equipped with a tourbillon and a high-tech plate of carbon fiber, whitened for the cause, it is considered as fine watchmaking. Around 630.000 € have been collected during the auction, allowing the foundation to build new schools in addition to the 20 institutions already built by the Dragon’s Heart Foundation.
Arnaud Lallemant, September 2011
Translation : Laura Axel
Photo Credits : Richard Mille