Girard-Perregaux has honoured filmmaker Quentin Tarantino by giving him a watch following the presentation of his Lumière Award.
The luxury Swiss watchmaker is partner of the Festival Lumière and when Tarantino became the fifth recipient of the fifth Lumière Award, he was presented with a Girard-Perregaux 1966 Annual Calendar and Equation of Time.
The Lumière Award was created by The Lumière Institute to celebrate an artist in Lyon, which is credited with being the place where the cinematograph was invented by Louis and Auguste Lumière and where they shot their first film Sortie d’Usine, in 1895.
A spokesperson from the brand said that Girard-Perregaux will continue to support the Institute Lumière in its ongoing efforts to work on the promotion of film heritage.
The Lumière film festival is part of the brand’s engagement with cinema. Late in 2012, Girard-Perregaux announced that it will be the exclusive timekeeper and a founding supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, to be located in Los Angeles and slated to open in 2016.