All the world is a stage
Fifty days before the 68th Berlinale begins, everything at Glashütte Original is already revolving around the world of film. Looking forward with pleasure to the start of the world’s largest public film festival, the Saxon manufactory has sent its exclusive timepieces on a trip to the most important big-city film sets. The journey ends in Berlin, where these “Capital Moments” culminate with the presentation of a special limited edition watch at the Berlin International Film Festival from February 15 to 25. As Principal Partner of the Berlinale the manufactory offers, in addition, the 50,000 Euro Glashütte Original Documentary Award, and invites filmmakers and guests to the Golden Bear Lounge at the Berlinale Palast.
Berlin steps into the limelight once again as one of film’s capital cities, at the International Film Festival February 15 - 25. Great art, inspiring encounters and the electrifying flair of one the most exciting metropolises in the world: Glashütte Original looks forward to innumerable “Capital Moments“ during the 68th Berlinale – and will present in Berlin a new, limited edition whose striking, urban design gives authentic expression to this environment. And with that the Saxon manufactory, represented by a selection of its most famous models, will bring its journey to significant locales in the history of film to an end. The watches are currently paying homage to the film world under the title “Movie Capitals“ on Glashütte Original’s social media channels.
The manufactory has supported the Berlinale since 2011, and this year will see the brand appear for the second time in its role as Principal Partner. Once again the Saxon watchmaker has funded the 50,000 Euro Glashütte Original Documentary Award, which will be presented during the official Awards Ceremony in the Berlinale Palast on February 25 by a three-member jury of renowned film industry figures. In Glashütte and Berlin there’s a feverish excitement in the air as filmmakers and fans await the names of the jury and the titles of the 18 documentaries chosen as nominees for the Award from different competition sections and the special series, Culinary Cinema. Along with the prize money, Glashütte Original will also offer the Documentary Award trophy: a 20-centimetre-high statuette in brass, stainless steel and acrylic, made with exquisite craftsmanship in the Saxon manufactory.
Leading role for perfectly stylish timepieces
The “Movie Capitals“ tour will stop at 11 more world cities in the weeks leading up to the Festival opening: From Tokyo to Moscow, Venice and Los Angeles, watches from Glashütte Original will step into leading roles on famous film sets and put fans of the brand into the mood for the Berlinale. In New York, for example, the Senator Chronograph Panorama Date will evoke, with stylish flair, the cinematic icon “Taxi Driver“, while in Tokyo, the city of “Godzilla” and “Lost in Translation“, the Senator Excellence Perpetual Calendar will make, as always, an elegant appearance.
This journey through time and cinematic history ends February 15th in Berlin, the ideal location to roll out the red carpet for this special limited edition, which will most assuredly offer brilliant “Capital Moments“ – during the 68th Berlinale, and soon after on 100 wrists all over the world.
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