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NICHOLAS HOULT AT THE 2019 VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

In September 2015, Nicholas Hoult started his relationship with Jaeger-LeCoultre at the Venice International Film Festival.

In January 2019, during his visit of Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, Nicholas discovered Jaeger-LeCoultre manufacture and took the opportunity to see for himself the master artisans and the 180 watchmaking skills united under one roof. He had a talk with the master enameller about the precision and patience required for the enamelling of a piece, a technique applied on the dial of the new Master Ultra Thin Enamel timepieces.

“The craftsmanship of the artists who worked at the manufacturer was incredible. To understand the complexity and skill it takes to design and create each piece was remarkable. Each watch is truly a work of love and art that lives and breathes.”

From producing components through assembling pallet-levers to performing delicate finishing operations, this exceptional visitor was introduced to all of the many stages involved in developing and crafting a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch.

In June 2019, He also attended a panel discussion with Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO, Catherine Rénier, at the Shanghai International Film Festival. They explored the parallels between watchmaking and filmmaking, and the symbiotic relationship between cultural heritage and the future.

“Jaeger-LeCoultre has such and understanding of their heritage and that’s what makes them special, so it’s wonderful that they can help other industries have that same honour.”

Nicholas Hoult has become one of Hollywood’s most sought after actors. Known for blockbuster films like the X-MEN franchise as well as for award-winning films like THE FAVOURITE, his upcoming projects reflect his agility with appearances in international franchises as well as character-driven dramas.