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Clive Owen presents Jaeger-LeCoultre's fine watchmaking Duomètre collection

during a visit at SIHH

The Watch Quote™ - February 16th, 2012

Clive Owen with the New Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon Jaeger-LeCoultre 2012 - ®Johann Sauty

Internationally renowned British actor, icon of elegance, but also a humanitarian who dedicates his time and energy to his favourite charities, Clive Owen is a man of his time. A man close to Jaeger-LeCoultre values. A man of today.

The Jaeger-LeCoultre New Duomètre à Sphérotourbillon watch

Clive represents the sophisticated image of Jaeger-LeCoultre Fine Watchmaking. Clive’s discrete yet charismatic elegance is in perfect harmony with the Duomètre collection; a true expression of the savoir faire of the Jaeger-LeCoultre Manufacture, located in the Valley de Joux, Switzerland. The Duomètre collection associates technical performance, precision and an impactful aesthetic.

Clive Owen wearing the Jaeger-LeCoultre Gyrotourbillon 1 - Credit Jaeger-LeCoultre, Fabrice Dall'Anese

Clive Owen: “Watchmaking has long been a passion. The mechanism and the history behind the Jaeger-LeCoultre watches is fascinating.”

“A Jaeger-LeCoultre watch is everything you want a high quality watch to be - all the hours of workmanship make this a beautiful and very elegant watch to wear and it also looks great.”

Clive Owen wearing his Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre à Chronographe Platinum. Credit Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lorenzo Agius

“I have been wearing Jaeger-LeCoultre watches for many years now and have always been a fan of the brand. The level of the craftsmanship is so impressive: the ethos of the company with their attention to detail make these watches very desirable. I always wear my Duomètre à Chronographe in platinum and it feels right!”

Clive Owen and Jerome Lambert, CEO Jaeger-LeCoultre at SIHH 2012 - ®Johann Sauty

Jérôme Lambert, Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO: “Clive Owen is the perfect symbol of elegance and charismatic presence. We share his passion for cinema and horse-riding ! He also shares Jaeger-LeCoultre’s values via his humanitarian association and his support of the ‘Aegis Trust’.

Clive Owen wearing his Jaeger-LeCoultre Duometre à Chronographe Platinum. Credit Jaeger-LeCoultre, Lorenzo Agius


Clive Owen

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Clive Owen is celebrated by audiences in the U.K., the United States and around the world. His diverse choice of film credits proves him to be one of the most versatile actors of our day. With his captivating performance in the title role of Mike Hodges’ sleeper hit Croupier, critics have compared him to the likes of Bogart, Mitchum, and Connery! In 2005 that he proved himself a screen star by winning a Golden Globe and picking up an Academy Award nomination for his role as Larry in Mike Nichols’ Closer. The film also starred Julia Roberts, Jude Law and Natalie Portman.

Clive, a British actor, first came onto the scene in several British and American telefilms. In 1991 he starred in his first big hit, the UK television series CHANCER. Other UK telefilm credits included the BBC's SECOND SIGHT, which aired on PBS's MYSTERY!

Clive Owen and Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaker Christian Laurent, SIHH 2012

Clive made his film debut in Beeban Kidron’s Vroom in 1988, in which he restores a classic-American car to take off on the road with costar David Thewlis. Then, in 1991, he went on to play a brother who acts upon his incestuous feelings in Stephen Poliakoff’s Close My Eyes. Later, he continued to play complex characters as he stars as a reckless homosexual in corrupt pre-war Germany who finds unconditional love while in a Nazi war camp in Sean Mathias’ Bent. In 2001 and 2002 respectively, he went on to star in Joel Hershman’s offbeat British comedy, Greenfingers and Robert Altman’s star studded Gosford Park.

Clive Owen and Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaker Christian Laurent, SIHH 2012


Clive’s next films only added to his already brilliant and varied choice of film credits. He starred with Angelina Jolie in the romantic war drama Beyond Borders; the Mike Hodges thriller I’ll Sleep When I Am Dead; action war drama King Arthur; Sin City, which co-starred Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson and Jessica Alba; Derailed opposite Jennifer Aniston; Spike Lee’s thriller Inside Man opposite Denzel Washington and Jodie Foster; Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed action-packed film Children of Men opposite Julianne Moore and Michael Caine; Michael Davis’s Shoot Em Up and Elizabeth: The Golden Age with Cate Blanchett, where he portrayed Sir Walter Raleigh.Most recently Clive starred in Tony Gilroy’s Duplicity opposite Julia Roberts, The International with Naomi Watts, Scott Hicks’ Boys are Back, Trust with Catherine Keener and Viola Davis, directed by David Schwimmer and in The Killer Elite with Robert De Niro and Jason Statham.

Clive Owen and Jaeger-LeCoultre watchmaker Christian Laurent, SIHH 2012


Next up Clive can be seen starring in Hemingway and Gellhorn opposite Nicole Kidman for HBO, in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s The Intruders, and in James Marsh’ Shadow Dancer.

Clive is also an acclaimed stage actor. His stage work includes portraying Romeo at the Young Vic, starring in Sean Mathias’ staging of Noel Coward’s Design for Living, and playing the lead role in Patrick Marber’s original production of Closer at the Royal National Theater in 1997. In the fall of 2001, he starred in London in Lawrence Boswell’s staging of Peter Nichols’ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg.

Clive starred as “the driver” in the series of BMW internet short features entitled “The Hire,” each directed by John Frankenheimer, Ang Lee, Wong Kar-wai, Guy Ritchie, and Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

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