68th Venice International Film Festival

08.10.11

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Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrates art and craftmanship in Venice from August 31st to September 10th, 2011

The art of making time stand still, of sublimating the moment, of giving life to a work that is unique because it is fashioned by the human hand. The art of revealing an artist’s unique vision of time. Film-maker, watchmaker, actor, gemsetter… each artist is an artisan of emotions. Every year Jaeger-LeCoultre pays tribute to the talent of these creators of wonderment. From August 31st to September 10th, 2011 on the occasion of the 68th Venice International Film Festival organised by the Biennale di Venezia, the famous “Mostra” which Jaeger-LeCoultre has been sponsoring for seven consecutive years, the Grande Maison will unveil its own dream cast of exceptional watchmaking creations. A Reverso watch for the Best Film, the Golden Lion Award and Best Actress and Best Actor As a loyal sponsor of the Venetian festival since 2005, Jaeger-LeCoultre will be actively involved in all the highlights of the event, adorning the stars with its finest creations and presenting a personalized Reverso watch to the winners: three unique models will thus reward the Best Actress and Best Actor of the year, as well as the Best Film, the Golden Lion Award. The watches will feature a lacquered engraving depicting a lion, the symbol of Venice, handcrafted in accordance with the finest traditions, and bear the inscription “68. Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica”. Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award This year’s “Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award” will also honour Al Pacino and his achievements as a filmmaker, the exceptional personality presenting his third movie in Venice, Wilde Salome, after previously distinguishing Takeshi Kitano in 2007, Agnès Varda and Abbas Kirostami in 2008, Sylvester Stallone in 2009 and Indian film director Mani Ratnam in 2010. Stay tuned to all the coverage from the Mostra with Jaeger-LeCoultre from August 31st to September 10th, 2011. Follow the festival highlights in real time on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Just like being there!