A Unique and Original Masterpiece Donated to the Global Gift Foundation and Auctioned During the Cannes Film Festival

Cannes, May 23, 2024: The prestigious luxury French brand Qannati Objet d’Art has made a significant contribution to the Global Gift Foundation by donating a one-of-a-kind wearable art piece. This exceptional watch, personally engraved and dedicated by Eva Longoria, was auctioned during the Cannes Film Festival to support the foundation’s charitable initiatives.

This unique timepiece, adorned with a blue crocodile bracelet, artistically represents the beginning of humanity through the story of Adam and Eve. It features a coiling serpent around an apple, symbolizing mankind’s deepest desires. The watch is crafted from titanium and embellished with a 309-carat polygonal red ruby representing the forbidden fruit, along with 2.44 carats of black sapphires. The serpent is meticulously handcrafted in 21K yellow gold against a mother-of-pearl backdrop. The back of the buckle features an engraved bitten apple, recalling the story of the Garden of Eden.

Designed by Qannati’s French Master Designer Frédéric Mané and handcrafted by Qannati Sculptor Jothi-Seroj, this masterpiece took 897 days to create.

Eva Longoria, María Bravo, Miguel Bosé, Iván Sánchez y Paula Echevarría celebraron The Global Gift Gala con un éxito arrollador.

Mahmood Qannati, the founder of Qannati Objet d’Art, expressed: “At Qannati Objet d’Art, ‘the art of timekeeping’ reflects our belief in treasuring every moment and harnessing the power of art as a profound means of communication. We are dedicated to supporting causes that enhance the lives of children, women, and families, aligning with the Global Gift Foundation’s mission of social inclusion, empowerment, and well-being. Through our partnership with the foundation, we aim to foster positive change and create a brighter future for those in need. I extend my gratitude to Eva Longoria and Maria Bravo for making this collaboration possible.”

This extraordinary piece was showcased and presented for bidding during a live auction at one of the charity galas in Cannes, offering attendees the unique opportunity to acquire a true masterpiece while supporting a noble cause.

María Bravo said: “We are deeply honored by the generous donation from Qannati Objet d’Art. This watch, engraved and dedicated by Eva Longoria, is not only an exquisite piece of art but also a symbol of hope and support for our mission at the Global Gift Foundation. Qannati’s contribution strengthens our commitment to improving the lives of children, women, and families at our center for children with special needs, Casa Ángeles.”

About Qannati Objet d´Art

Qannati Objet d’Art proudly stands as the sole purveyor of bespoke, one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that blend the luxury of watches and bracelets with the timeless allure of ancient narratives. Established in 2018 by the Bahraini-born visionary Mahmood Qannati, the brand is committed to the creation of exclusive wearable art pieces that are the only ones of their existence. Embracing the “Art of Timekeeping,” Qannati crafts pieces that capture and immortalize the wearer’s personal journey rather than merely measuring the passage of time. Qannati Objet d’Art in dually based in Paris and Manama and was founded in 2018 by Mahmood Qannati, a Bahraini-born global entrepreneur and a connoisseur of high craftsmanship.  Qannati’s one-of-kind, handcrafted, wearable métiers d’art objects are uniquely collectible. 

For more information visit: www.Qannati.com

Instagram: @qannati

About Casa Angeles

Casa Ángeles is a day center for children and young people with special needs located in Marbella. Founded by Maria Bravo, its main objective is to improve the quality of life for these children through therapies, workshops, and leisure programs designed to promote social inclusion. The center features modern facilities and highly trained staff to provide a safe and stimulating environment. Casa Ángeles is distinguished by offering individualized therapies tailored to the needs of each child, as well as promoting participation in group activities and collaborative projects to drive social integration: www.casaangeles.es