Stars Come Out for IWC’s “For the Love of Cinema” at Cannes

Luxury watchmaker IWC Schaffhausen hosted a glamorous event this week at the Cannes International Film Festival. Naomi Watts, Christoph Waltz, Harvey Weinstein, Karolina Kurkova and F1 driver Lewis Hamilton joined the manufacture at their “For the Love of Cinema” dinner at the famous Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 19.

Over 200 guests gathered for the event, where Hollywood screenwriter Alan Trustman (celebrated for his work on the films The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt and They Call Me Mister Tibbs!) was given the IWC Filmmaker Award. “Alan Trustman has made his name with intelligent, subtly ironic dialogues and the complexity of his scripts,” IWC CEO Georges Kern told us. “It’s an enormous honour for us to present him with the IWC Filmmaker Award.” In addition to the award, Trustman also received a Portuguese Chronograph Classic (Ref. 3904) engraved with the words “For the Love of Cinema” in commemoration of his notable achievements. The band Jamiroquai closed out the evening with a private concert at the event’s after-party, attended by about 500 more guests.

IWC has cultivated its close ties to the film industry for many years now, from Robert DeNiro’s Tribeca Film Festival to the DUbai International Film Festival. “A film is like a gear train in a watch: countless sequences mesh so that the whole forms a virtuoso performance,” Kern told us. The manufacture also counts several actors as friends of the brand, including Kevin Spacey, Cate Blanchett and Ewan McGregor. “Technology, innovation, inspiration and attention to detail play as significant a role in watchmaking as in making movies,” Kern added. “We are delighted to express our passion for the world of film with like-minded individuals here in Cannes.”

Pictured above is Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz, actress Naomi Watts, IWC CEO George Kern, and mega-producer Harvey Weinstein. Photos courtesy IWC.

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