NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Baume & Mercier is honored to celebrate more than 1,600 young entrepreneurs and game-changers from across the U.S. by sponsoring Forbes' annual Under 30 Summit this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Summit will culminate in Baume & Mercier's presentation of the "Doer Award," which will be presented to Elizabeth Holmes, Founder and CEO of Theranos, a consumer healthcare company. Holmes also happens to be America's richest self-made woman and youngest female billionaire. Baume & Mercier will gift Holmes a beautiful stainless steel watch from their Classima collection, engraved with a congratulatory message.
Rudy Chavez, President of Baume & Mercier North America shared, "This is a natural partnership since our timeless Classima collection is ideal for both men and women in their 20's and 30's who are just beginning their careers. It allows them to own a Swiss made luxury timepiece at a great value."
To further the Classima message, in July 2015, Baume & Mercier launched an interactive initiative engaging young professionals to celebrate their professional achievements by sharing #MyMomentofSuccess on Baume & Mercier's social channels. They also launched an accompanying video titled, "Celebrate Life's First Successes with the Classima", that shows a young man celebrating his first professional achievement by treating himself to a Classima watch. The video was created to honor the brand's updated Classima collection and will be screened at the Forbes Under 30 Summit as well.
With hundreds of entries submitted to the #MyMomentofSuccess contest, the grand prize went to Founder of Le Red Balloon, Skyler McCurine for conducting a TED talk about the power of selflessness, inner beauty and personal strength. Her unique blend of humor, compassion and commitment to her message truly set her apart. McCurine was also invited by Baume & Mercier to attend the Forbes Under 30 Summit wearing her newly awarded Classima watch.
Baume & Mercier continues to be the market leader to entry-level luxury watches with their longstanding Classima collection. To learn more about this collection, visit and Baume & Mercier's efforts to support today's young professionals, please visit http://www.baume-et-mercier.com/en-us/classima-collection.html. To join the conversation, please visit Baume & Mercier's social channels:
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