Jaeger Le-coultre luxury watch brand was thrilled to learn of a certain watch which would help them dramatically celebrate their 180th birthday. Director- actress Carmen Chaplin is the granddaughter of the legendary Charlie Chaplin of film. It just so happened that when Charlie Chaplin settled in Switzerald, the government decided to honor his film talent by presenting him with a fine Jaeger Le-coultre Memovox timepiece. The back of the watch was engraved with the words “Hommage du gouvernment vaudois a Charlies Chaplin” and the date, 6 Octobre, 1953. This translates into “A tribuote from the government of the Canton of Vaud to Charlie Chaplin, October 6, 1953.
Deciding they had a touching story to share, Carmen Chaplin, at the request of Jaeger Le-coultre, collaborated to create a work of art in the form of a video. The actress-director herself recently presented the short film at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Titled A Time for Everthing, itpays a tribute to time and heritage. The watch itself is also featured in the film.
“I am intrigued by the fact that they have been ticking steadily for more than a century”, Carmen stated. “My grandfather’s watch particularly moves me, because hegave it to my father, Michael Chaplin, his son when he turned 14. Then my dad gave it to my mum as proof of their love on their wedding day. It was a real good-luck charm because they have been in love now for 45 years.”
To represent time and inheritance, Carmen included her mother and daughter in the film. This was done to show three generations of women.
Joining in watch-making history since 1833, the manufactorer celebrated their 180th anniversity. The company was founded during the time when Swiss watchmaking operated as a cottage-industry by Antoine LeCoultre and son Elie.
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