CRANSTON, R.I., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Speidel, the world's number one recognized brand of watchbands and identification bracelets, announced today that two of its watches will be featured in the exclusive Red Carpet Celebrity Style Lounge Gift Bags honoring this years' Academy Award nominees and presenters. Scores of Hollywood celebrities and VIPs will be able to countdown the final hours to the awards ceremony in style thanks to the Speidel watches they will receive at a pre-awards gala hosted by Secret Room Events.
Speidel's incredible array of watches – from stylish to classic and retro to modern – are chic, affordable and make a signature statement for both men and women. The Speidel timepieces included in this year's Red Carpet Celebrity Style Lounge Gift Bags are the sporty and elegant G5 in white for men, and the dazzling women's Boyfriend Watch in silver.
"We are thrilled to have our watches presented to America's icons of the silver screen," said Lynn-Marie Cerce, co-owner of Speidel. "This is an honor that we proudly share with our customers and retailers."
The Red Carpet Celebrity Style Lounge, presented annually by Secret Room Events, is a star-packed event that has been attended by celebrities such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman. This year's event will take place at the elegant SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on February 21st.
"It is important for us to make products that not only provide style and quality, but are also enjoyable to own and wear," said Gennaro Cerce, co-owner of Speidel. "The clock is ticking for all the nominees and we are certainly excited to have our watches included the action."
The year has just begun, and it has already been an exciting one for Speidel, which also recently launched its Change A Band, Change A Life™ corporate giving program, through which it is donating a portion of the proceeds from any Speidel product sold to Operation Homefront. A Charity Navigator 4-star rated, national nonprofit, Operation Homefront provides critically needed support, emergency assistance and financial aid directly to members of the American armed forces and their families.
Speidel has donated $25,000 to Operation Homefront already this year and invites consumers to join them and resolve to "Change A Band, Change A Life" for as many people as possible.
Speidel watches and accessories are available at high end jewelry stores and mass merchants across the United States. To find your nearest retailer, please visit, www.Speidel.com.
Since 1904, vintage American brand Speidel has been renowned for its innovative designs, operational excellence, and passion for customer service. The #1 recognized brand in the world of watchbands and identification bracelets, Speidel offers a variety of products including the company's signature "Twist-O-Flex®" watchband, Speidel Identification Bracelets (Speidel ID's®, My First ID®) and Medical Alert bracelets (Medilog®), as well as beautifully crafted traditional and contemporary timepieces. Speidel can be found at both exclusive independent jewelers and well known mass retailers across the U.S., as well as at www.Speidel.com, on Facebook and Twitter.
Erin Vadala, Vice President