3 Sophisticated Film Stars And Their Longines Wristwatches
Tuesday - 05 February 2013
"Life is short, and it is here to be lived." - Kate Winslet
Star of Titanic, as well as Finding Neverland, Sense and Sensibility and The Reader, Kate Winslet is one of the world's best-known and best-loved actresses.
With her Oscar nomination for The Reader in 2009, she became the youngest ever actress to be nominated for six academy awards.
As a young actress, Winslet remained certain of her talent, even when others doubted her. When James Cameron, director of Titanic, was casting for Rose, the role Winslet eventually played, his first three choices of actress turned him down. Winslet wrote Cameron daily notes signed "From Your Rose". She also called him persistently, and when he finally answered she said "You don't understand! I am Rose! I don't know why you're even seeing anyone else!"
Her determination, combined with her natural talent, won her the role.
Kate Winslet has been a Longines Ambassador of Elegance since 2010.
"The only point in making money is, you can tell some big shot where to go." - Humphrey Bogart
Humphrey Bogart defined an era. Though he only won a single Oscar during his three-decade acting career (and that wasn't even for for his most famous role as Rick Blaine in Casablanca), he is considered one of the greatest actors ever to have adorned the big screen.
The American Film Institute has named Bogart the greatest male movie star in the history of American cinema. Yet he only ended up in Hollywood by an accident of fate.
Bogart planned to become a surgeon, like his father, but he was expelled from Philips academy while preparing for medical school.
Instead of becoming a doctor, he decided to act. Beginning his acting career on Broadway, he was a regular in various stage productions. But with the 1929 stockmarket crash, demand for stage plays plummeted. Out of work, and game for a new adventure, Bogart turned to film.
On top of acting, Bogart was a brilliant chess player, and became tournament director for the United Chess Federation.
Bogart wore the the Longines Evidenza wristwatch in the 1942 classic, Casablanca. He also wore the watch in his day to day life, and had the gilt case inscribed with "H.B."
"I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing." - Audrey Hepburn
Both a fashion icon and a movie star, Hepburn is one of the most cherished actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age.
During her 40 year acting career she appeared in over 25 films including Breakfast at Tiffany's, and was nominated for five academy awards, of which she won one.
After playing Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's, Hepburn said: "I'm an introvert. Playing the extroverted girl was the hardest thing I ever did."
In 1989, Hepburn was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF.
In recognition of Hepburn's devotion to the world's less fortunate children, Longines launched its "Heart for Children" collection in 2003.