Jérôme Lambert, CEO of Jaeger-LeCoultre welcomed 800 guests.
Among the guests, actress Catherine Deneuve, Diane Kruger accompanied by Joshua Jackson, actor Clive Owen, Adrien Brody, Isabelle Huppert, Barbara Bui, Vahina Giocante, Richard Anconina, Eduardo Novillo Astrada and Astrid Munoz, Saif Ali Khan, Mohammed Al Habtoor, Sergi Arola, George Chakra, Kareena Kapoor, Ricardo Scamarcio and Valeria Golino, Giovanni Soldini, Carice Van Houten, Dennenesch Zoude, John Eales, Raphael Ibanez, and many other distinguished guests and friends of Jaeger-LeCoultre.
The musical program of the evening presented the Nouvelle Vague artists: Mareva Galanter, Julien Doré and Helena Noguerra.
The evening was also the opportunity for personalities to tell their own story with Reverso through the dedicated set-up:
Catherine Deneuve and the Reverso capturing the time of her presidency of the Jury of the Venice International Film Festival.
Diane Kruger presenting the new Grande Reverso Lady Ultra Thin engraved with her initials.
Clive Owen: “Watchmaking has long been a passion. The mechanisms and the history behind it are fascinating. It’s hard to believe that the Reverso is already 80 years old. In its time, it was a real innovation and it remains an iconic watch.”
Clare Milford Haven, polo player and journalist who has chosen the Reverso Squadra Lady combining her sports activity and elegance for party at evening. “I have had a close relationship with the Reverso since becoming an Ambassador for Jaeger-LeCoultre six years ago. For me, the Reverso is THE PERFECT WATCH – classic yet innovative, sporty yet feminine, – a timeless piece with connections to polo that go way back. I cannot imagine ever wearing another watch that contains all the features that are such a part of my everyday life.”
Eduardo Novillo Astrada, polo player – “The Reverso is the watch that means Polo. For me there is no other watch that is more related to polo. I am very lucky to wear my Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Squadra : it helps me not to be late ! I share a few values with Jaeger-LeCoultre : teamwork, passion, elegance and, for me the most important, a family atmosphere.”
Giovanni Soldini telling us his incredible adventure. During the round-the-world solo race the Italian skipper Giovanni Soldini rescued his French competitor Isabelle Autissier from her overturned yacht. After the accident, Giovanni Soldini took the leading position and was classified 1st in the race. His Grande Reverso Ultra-Thin engraved with the map of the 1999 ‘Around Alone’ race. The diamond indicates the location of a daring high seas rescue that took place on February 16th in the South Pacific.
Last but not least, Janek Deleskiewicz, artisitic director and designer of the Reverso for more than 15 years, showing its favorite model : “Reverso ….The Reverso is perhaps the MOST INSPIRING WATCH of all for a designer. Its rectangular shape invites a designer to create one, two or even three miniature theaters. The Reverso is unique, but it’s also diverse, and precisely this multiplicity is what makes it so pleasurable”.