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Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates its fourth year as major partner of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Following the successful collaboration with the Shanghai and Venice Film Festivals, Jaeger-LeCoultre further supports the creative ingenuity of filmmakers with its four-year partnership with the 8th Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

From October 23rd to November 1st 2014, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be actively involved in all the highlights of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, one of the largest and most influential international film festivals in the Middle East. Built on the commitment to curate exceptional programs that engage and educate the community, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival presents the work of Arab filmmakers in competition with the international film industry’s most acclaimed talent.

To celebrate this four-year partnership, Jaeger-LeCoultre was honored to welcome Carmen Chaplin, Friend of the Brand, as guest of honour during the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Belonging to a long lineage of artists, Carmen Chaplin, Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter, followed her grandfather’s path and also became an actress, director and writer.

The Abu Dhabi Film Festival will also be the occasion for Jaeger-LeCoultre to showcase the Hybris Artistica collection and the Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater, its latest creation. Featuring 12 exclusive and precious timepieces, the Hybris Artistica collection embodies the spirit of inventiveness brought to life by 181 years of horological mastery. Combining in wonderment the art of watchmaking and ingenuity, the Hybris Artistica collection is born from the mastery of rare craftsmanship, shaped with the most ancient decorative arts such as enameling, engraving and gem-setting.

To stay in a range of refinement, Jaeger-LeCoultre will also present the eleventh piece of the Hybris Mechanica collection, the Master Ultra Minute Repeater Flying Tourbillon, and the Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater, the first minute repeater to make it entry in a feminine collection. Adorned with a sunburst guilloché ivy motif, this timepiece cultivates the power of the imagination and a legendary aura in order to give time its rightful place. Warmer, richer, sweeter, inherently feminine – the melody played by the Rendez-Vous Ivy Minute Repeater stirs the heartstrings and the ear in unison.

The iconic Reverso will also be part of the celebration, as Jaeger-LeCoultre, loyal supporter of the Arab community will present a personalized Reverso watch to the winners of the Best Actress and Best Actor of the year in the Narrative Competition. The watches will feature a lacquered engraving handcrafted in accordance with the finest traditions, specifying “Best Actor” and “Best Actress” quotes, and bearing the inscription “Narrative Competition Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2014”.

Jaeger-LeCoultre and cinema
Jaeger-LeCoultre’s affinity with the 7th Art is all about two worlds infused with the same creative effervescence, inspired from a longstanding tradition and the absolute quest of excellence. Jaeger-LeCoultre gives a particular support to those who daily contribute to create and bring life to the art of filmmaking, and attaches great importance to the preservation of its heritage.

Official partner of the Venice International Film Festival for almost a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre confers each year the Glory to the Filmmaker Award to a filmmaker chosen by the director of the festival.

Since April 2013, as part of the actions of the “Film Society of Lincoln Center” in New York, Jaeger-LeCoultre has launched the Filmmaker in Residence Program, an initiative which supports a filmmaker in the realization of his future projects. On the occasion of the Shanghai International Film Festival, Jaeger-LeCoultre works to protect the Chinese cinematographic heritage by funding the restoration of old movies.

Also sponsor of the films festivals of San Sebastian, Toronto and Los Angeles, Jaeger-LeCoultre is committed to supporting the cinema in all its diversity by standing behind the camera, alongside the artists.

Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre. The Inventors from the Vallée de Joux.
A major player in watchmaking history since 1833 based in the Vallée de Joux (Switzerland), the Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre currently houses the 180 skills required to entirely develop and produce the most prestigious timepieces. Driven by a uniquely inventive spirit, Jaeger-LeCoultre perpetuates the tradition of Grand Complication models illustrated by extraordinary creations and legendary watches such as the Reverso, the 101 watch, the Geophysic, the Memovox, the Master Control, the Gyrotourbillon, as well as the Atmos clock. Building on a vast heritage comprising 1,249 mechanical calibres and around 413 registered patents, Jaeger-LeCoultre remains the reference in the field of Fine Watchmaking.