Reverso Stories: Chapter 10, Dev Patel


By wearing a Reverso on their wrists since 1931, men and women, famous or unknown, have made their watch a discreet accessory to their emotions. In 2011, the year of the 80th anniversary of the Reverso, Jaeger-LeCoultre opened the “Virtual Museum” where all those who wish to can share their inspiration with other lovers of the Reverso across the globe.

Entering the “Virtual Museum” enables one to discover the world of this legendary watch and its history. From now on, the Virtual Museum “Seen on the Wrist” page introduces outstanding personalities who share their unique stories related to the Reverso, their relationship with time and the link with the object that enables them to measure and follow it.

Dev Patel
For years I have had an obsession with doodling Trees wherever I go. It started in high school, to be specific in maths class, where i would grab a textbook and spend hours perfecting my scribbles -anything to ease my boredom! Over time the image just stuck with me. Just the other day, I remember sketching a tree on a paper napkin for a member of staff who wanted my autograph in a restaurant.

The symbol of a tree exudes many qualities one associates with a leader, or even a great partner. A Provider who's Strong, Protective, Sensitive, Rooted, Creative, or even Selfless. Without sounding like a complete hippie, I really feel Trees posses a certain wisdom and mystery which gives them an aura of enchantment and magic. They epitomise new beginnings, much like when a tree looses its leaves and manages to grow new ones. Their real charm and power lies in being able to exude great strength but also immense sensitivity. As someone who's always been curious and eager to learn more, these are attributes which i strive to attain.

I guess what i'm trying to say, is that, for me the image of a tree is a representation of life in all its complexity and beauty. It stands to represent opportunities, dreams, and should remind us all that being perfect is not the key… Growing is…

He Who plants a tree, Plants a hope." (Lucy Larcom, "Plant a Tree")

Let your dreams blossom…

Dev Patel is a British actor. He is best known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE (2008), for which Patel won a number of awards, including a Critics' Choice Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. Patel is also known for his role as Anwar Kharral in the British teen drama series Skins. Dev was last seen in theaters starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s THE LAST AIRBENDER, and recently wrapped shooting a starring role opposite James Franco and Ashley Hinshaw in the independent film CHERRY. He is currently shooting a starring role opposite Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Allison Pill in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO series THE NEWSROOM which Scott Rudin is producing.

His recent film premiered last week in London, THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, directed by John Madden. Dev Patel attended the World Premiere wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931.