Jaeger-LeCoultre and Abu Dhabi Film Festival award actor Forest Whitaker

Jaeger-LeCoultre proudly hosts the opening night of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Actor Forest Whitaker receives career achievement award.

Last night, Abu Dhabi played host to film stars and other leading lights of the international film world gathered for the opening of the Abu Dhabi Film Festival hosted by Jaeger-LeCoultre.

As a major player in watchmaking history, celebrating its 180th anniversary this year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has a longstanding connection with the film industry.
For close to a decade, Jaeger-LeCoultre has been closely associated with the best artistic film festivals around the world and pays tribute to filmmakers’ creative ingenuity.

Abu Dhabi Film Festival, in partnership with Swiss watch Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre presented acclaimed US actor Forest Whitaker with a Black Pearl Career Achievement Award for his outstanding contribution to the art of cinema.
Whitaker received the Award from Festival Director Ali Al-Jabri and Jaeger-LeCoultre CEO, Daniel Riedo, with alegendary Reverso watch, a timeless classic in a reversible case that was chosen by Jaeger-LeCoultre to commemorate the occasion.