Some watches aren’t simply watches.
Take a Rolex watch for example.
It’s got a presence and a personality of its own.
It says something about you.
Perhaps that’s why Rolex watches feature in so many iconic films, both on and off-camera on the wrists of some of the world’s most influential filmmakers, producers and writers. As Rolex celebrates five decades of Rolex in Cinema, four famous filmmakers choose their favourite Rolex watch. Have they picked yours? All these watches are available at Hettich, Jersey’s only official Rolex supplier.
As director, writer, producer and explorer, James Cameron is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past three decades, from Terminator, Aliens and Titanic to Avatar. His watch? A Rolex. “Great movies are made in details, and not just a few details – every detail. Every character, every prop and every sequence. A Rolex is not only a beautiful watch and a masterpiece of engineering, it’s very tough. It’s a watch that you can take into any environment and which can stand up to the pressure. So, what you’re saying subliminally to the audience is: that character can take the pressure, too; he or she has what it takes.”
James Cameron wears the Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea.
Alejandro G. Iñárritu
“Our life is multidimensional, but time is linear – we cannot escape that. Cinema is a two-dimensional reality within a frame, but time and space are fragmented which is why it’s so liberating and addictive.”
Alejandro G. Iñárritu wears the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller.
The first and only woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow is renowned for films like The Loveless (1981), Blue Steel (1989), Point Break (1991) Strange Days (1995), The Hurt Locker (2008) and Zero Dark Thirty (2012). “If the purpose of art is to agitate for change then film should expose us to something we don’t already know.”
Kathryn Bigelow wears the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40.
With a 50-year career including what are considered some of the greatest films ever made, details play a crucial role for Martin Scorsese. Look out for Rolex watches in many of his most iconic films – particularly his favourite Oyster Perpetual Day-Date.
Martin Scorsese wears the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40.
Which Rolex watch is your favourite? Find your own at Hettich, Jersey’s only official Rolex supplier.
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