• Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for IWC 

Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images for IWC 

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IWC, Closing Dinner for the Film Festival of Angoulême

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31 August 2015
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"In the world of haute horlogerie, the passion and precision work of many talents combine to produce fascinating mechanisms that radiate a certain magic and tell a story. The same applies to the world of film. Here too, the creative input of countless individuals results in a work of art, which, for a few hours, transports us away from reality," is how IWC CEO Georges Kern describes the parallels be IWC Schaffhausen has had a vehicle for expressing its passion for the cinema for some years now. To date, wellknown festivals from as far afield as Beijing, New York, Zurich, London and Dubai have enjoyed IWC's support. volved as a partner of the festival du Film Francophone 

Following the closing ceremony, IWC Schaffhausen invited selected guests to an exclusive gala dinner under the motto "Pour l'amour du cinéma". The event was held in the famous Château de Maumont, a splendid 16th-century castle. The 100 well-known guests included many stars of the silver screen, including French film legends Vincent Lindon and Christopher Lambert. As a special after-dinner highlight, guests also enjoyed a private concert given by French rock star Louis Bertignac, who was a guitarist and vocalist with the legendary rock band Téléphone from 1976 to 1986. 

With a clear focus on technology and development, the Swiss watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen has been producing timepieces of lasting value since 1868. The company has gained an international reputation based on a passion for innovation and technical ingenuity. IWC is committed to sustainable production, supports institutions worldwide in their work with children and young people, and maintains partnerships with organizations dedicated to climate and environmental protection.