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GUCCI TIMEPIECES & JEWELRY SPONSORS 2013 LATIN RECORDING ACADEMY PERSON OF THE YEAR GALA

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, an official partner of The Latin Recording Academy® and sponsor of the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards®, is pleased to serve as this year’s Presenting Sponsor of the 2013 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year tribute gala honoring Latin GRAMMY® winner Miguel Bosé. This prestigious event will take place on November 20th at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, the evening prior to the 14th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards. Immediately preceding the tribute gala, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry, for the third year in a row, will host a special ceremony to present the nominees from the Best New Artist category with the newest timepiece from the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection.

The partnership between Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy began in 2011 with the launch of a special-edition collection of timepieces and jewelry inspired by the eclectic world of Latin music. This year, Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry unveils the latest model from the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection. The interlocking case, available in a 42mm and a 37mm version, displays the House’s signature GG motif crafted in yellow gold PVD and features a special case back with the words Latin GRAMMY Special Edition. The black dial showcases a highly original circular-grained surface that recalls the grooves on a vinyl record and the black leather strap highlights a gramophone — the iconic symbol of the Latin GRAMMY. The 37mm version is also available on a white rubber strap with matching dial. A portion of the proceeds from all models in the Gucci Latin GRAMMY Collection benefit The Latin Recording Academy and its initiatives to support young and emerging artists on the international music scene and strengthen global awareness of the importance of Latin culture.

Gucci Timepieces & Jewelry and The Latin Recording Academy are proud to present a specially engraved Latin GRAMMY Gucci timepiece to Person of the Year honoree Miguel Bosé. With a career that spans more than three decades, Spanish singer, author and actor Bosé has recorded more than 30 albums, made appearances in more than 35 films and his numerous chart-topping singles, such as Anna, Salamandra, Te Amaré, Amante Bandido, Sevilla, Como Un Lobo, Morenamía, and Si Tu No Vuelves made him an international pop star. His albums have gone on to receive certified platinum status throughout Latin America and Europe and he has garnered several awards, including a Latin GRAMMY for his 2001 album Sereno.  Known not only for this professional accomplishments, but also for his philanthropy, Bosé has contributed monetarily to various charitable organizations and has donated his time, talent and voice to various social projects and environmental causes. Through his Foundation Paz Sin Fronteras (Peace Without Borders), he fights for the right to live in peace and for it to be recognized by the United Nations.

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