The beautiful encounter is by no means a coincidence. Just as the granddaughter of Charlie Chaplin and the Jaeger-LeCoultre watch factory in Vallée de Joux are no accident.
The grandfather of Carmen Chaplin, Charles Spencer Chaplin (Charlie Chaplin’s full name), played a polite tramp in the film released in 1914 Charlotte was permanently recorded in the history of the film.
As an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and composer, he has only one real ‘enemy’-as he often says, ‘time is my only enemy.’ Was it in order to support him in winning this battle that the watch industry presented a watch for him in 1953: Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox?
In fact, when Charlie Chaplin and his family settled in Switzerland, the government wanted to present a welcome gift to this talented and great man. So Charlie Chaplin got a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch with “Hommage du gouvernement vaudois à Charlie Chaplin – 6 octobre 1953 at the bottom of the case (tribute to Charlie Chaplin by the Government of the Canton of Vaud-1953) October 6) ‘.
For Jaeger-LeCoultre, Chaplin’s granddaughter Carmen Chaplin told people that the existence of this historic watch seemed like a cycle of fate. As the official partner of major film events (Venice International Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival), Jaeger-LeCoultre decided to invite Carmen Chaplin to direct a short film on the theme of time to express Nostalgia for Charlie Chaplin and his watch. The plan was immediately answered by the young actress and filmmaker: ‘The nostalgic style of watches of the 1920s showed me that some small watches can also be compared to jewelry. Imagine these intoxicating Behind the subtle dial is a mechanical structure that is as precise as a heartbeat. ‘
‘I often think that the watch has been ticking like this for a whole century. My grandfather’s watch moved me especially because his grandfather was 14 years old, my father, Michael Chaplin He gave the watch to him from time to time. Later, my father gave this watch as a love token to my mother on the wedding day. This is a lucky thing that has accompanied them through 45 years of happy marriage.
Perhaps for this reason, Carmen decided to involve his mother and daughter Uma in the filming. A family of three generations of women, explaining the profound meaning of family heritage, time passing and precious heritage.
‘The short film commemorates the time, the past years, and all the things it has taken away. When shooting, I had a great freedom of artistic creation. I put my soul on my beloved, and I like this theme very much. In addition to our beloved watches and jewelry, what other gift is better than this? When I visited the Jaeger-LeCoultre factory to repair my grandfather’s watch, I had a cordial conversation with the work teams. In fact, we have already succeeded with Jaeger-LeCoultre. Collaborated on many projects: a dinner at the Oscar Film Festival in honor of Charlie Chaplin, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Venice Film Festival. In my previous film, a Jaeger-LeCoultre watch played a ‘role’. Jaeger-LeCoultre I’m honored to have the trust of this great brand, and I’m honored to have me shoot an anniversary video.
The film by Carmen Chaplin was titled ‘A Time For Everything’ and premiered during the Geneva International Haute Horlogerie exhibition, held from 21 to 25 January 2013.