A watch and an award: IWC celebrates at the Tribeca Film Festival

A watch and an award: IWC celebrates at the Tribeca Film Festival

Katie, Kate, Karolina

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: IWC

IWC continues its support for filmmaking with an award as well as a new unveiling at the Tribeca Film Festival. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

Luxury watchmaker IWC celebrated the fine art of filmmaking at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. The fourth annual "For the Love of Cinema" gala dinner saw a gathering of the brand ambassadors, celebrities and filmmakers including Dev Patel, Karolina Kurkova, Scott Eastwood, Katie Holmes, Michael Rappaport and Kate Mara. Also in attendance were festival founders Jane Rosenthal, Robert De Niro and Craig Hatkoff.

Katie Holmes

The night saw the presentation of the IWC Filmmaker Award to Matt Ruskin, writer and director of Untitled Colin Warner Project. The award came with a trophy, a Dhs184,000 film grant as well as an IWC timepiece.

Matt Ruskin accepting the IWC Filmmaker Award

Before the dinner, IWC had unveiled a special timepiece: the Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition "Tribeca Film Festival 2016". As homage to the brand's American founder F.A. Jones, the watch features an American date order whereby it shows the month, date and day in three windows at the top of the dial. Meanwhile, the slate-coloured dial is a nod to the streets of New York and the red sub-dials signify the red carpet, all in reference to the Tribeca Film Festival.

The IWC Portugieser Annual Calendar Edition “Tribeca Film Festival 2016”

Take a look at the celebrities who attended the gala here...

Katie Holmes

Kate Mara

Jennifer Westfeldt

Judy Greer

Craig Hatkoff

Scott Eastwood

Dev Patel and Franziska Gsell

Franziska Gsell and Robert De Niro

Jenny Mollen and Jason Biggs

Michael Strahan

Joel McHale

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