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The High-End Watches that Kept Time at the 2017 Academy Awards

The High-End Watches that Kept Time at the 2017 Academy Awards

A slew of watch brands landed a much needed sartorial dare to the 89th Oscars. Here are some of the most remarkable timepieces to adorn celebrities on Sunday. READ MORE

Piaget Altiplano on the Wrists of the Academy Awards Leading Men

Piaget Altiplano on the Wrists of the Academy Awards Leading Men

Piaget’s slim and elegant dress watches were the accessory of choice for Hugh Jackman, nominated for Best Actor, who looked every bit the leading man in his white gold Piaget Altiplano 43mm – a timepiece which set two world records (thinnest automatic movement and watch). Oscar presenter, Mark Ruffalo, chose a Piaget Altiplano 38mm in rose gold, while fellow presenter, Jamie Foxx, opted for a Piaget Protocole XXL in white gold on a chic matte black alligator strap. Paul Rudd, also an Oscar presenter, and Kyle MacLachlan both looked dashing in their white gold Piaget Altiplanos. The most dazzling of READ MORE

Jaquet Droz Inspires Oscar Winning Film “Hugo”

Jaquet Droz Inspires Oscar Winning Film “Hugo”

Swiss watchmaker Jaquet Droz was especially proud to hear that Martin Scorsese and his film, HUGO took home its five Academy Awards this past Sunday—including one for Best Cinematography. In a recen LA Times article, Mr. Dick George, the prop maker for the film, credited Jaquet Droz automatons as his inspiration for the robots in the movie—giving renewed relevance to an innovation that spans nearly three hundred years. These  masterpieces are currently touring in Switzerland under the exhibition name “Automates et Merveilles.” Pierre Jaquet Droz was not only an ingenious watchmaker, but well known for perfecting and marketing sophisticated automatons. READ MORE

Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin Opted For A Jaeger-LeCoultre For The Big Night

Oscar Winner Jean Dujardin Opted For A Jaeger-LeCoultre For The Big Night

The Oscar for Best Actor for his role in the film “The Artist” at the 84th Annual Academy Awards was won by French actor Jean Dujardin. For this memorable evening, the star wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea watch, an elegant re-edition of the world’s initial diver’s watch featuring an alarm function. Jean Dujardin and his wife French actress Alexandra Lamy enjoyed their final fitting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills before attending the ceremony. Alexandra complimented her red carpet look with a classic Jaeger-LeCoultre Joaillerie diamond watch circa 1960, highlighted with 106 diamonds set in READ MORE

Vanity Fair and Richard Mille Honors Martin Scorsese

Vanity Fair and Richard Mille Honors Martin Scorsese

Vanity Fair and Richard Mille hosted an exclusive cocktail reception on Feb 24 honoring Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese at Hotel Bel-Air in support of The Film Foundation. Over the past 22 years, The Film Foundation has helped save more than 555 films, including features, newsreels, shorts, home movies, documentaries and avant garde titles. In addition, through “The Story of Movies” educational program, the foundation reaches more than 9 million students, educating them about film language and history. Guests at the event included honoree Martin Scorsese along with Demian Bichir, Executive Director of the Film Foundation Margaret Bodde, Lorraine Bracco, READ MORE

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