A slow, yet charming movie to begin the week with? Why, yes please! Peter Glanz wrote and directed The Longest Week, a movie you might’ve seen at the end of 2014 upon its theatrical release. What caught my fashion eye in this movie?
It’s a movie that relies heavily on the visual enchantment more that it does on its script. With costumes designed by Heidi Bivens, the fashion approach is dreamy, retro with a modern flavor and it will definitely remind you of Sofia Coppola or Wes Anderson’s movies! However, to break the too-sweet air of this romantic movie, I’ll be talking about the watch worn by Jason Bateman as Conrad Valmont in The Longest Week!
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IWC Portofino Chronograph
The classy Swiss IWC Shaffhausen watches brand was founded by Florentine Ariosto Jones back in 1868 in an orchard belonging to a monastery in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Ever since, IWC created masterpieces of design and technology and actively contributed to causes and events around the world.
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The Portofino Chronograph brings together two interesting references: the Portofino village aesthetic and the 60s Italian sports cars inspiration. A strange mélange which proves effectively perfect for creating Jason Bateman’s character’s aura: Conrad Valmont is an old schooler eternally looping suspended in time. Relying on tradition and his classic charm, Conrad starts his day next to the Portofino Chronograph as stated from the very first scenes of The Longest Week movie.
The particular model worn by Jason Bateman as featured in the movie is the IWC Portofino Chronograph with silver-plated dial and dark brown alligator leather strap. With a 42mm diameter case in stainless steel and a 44-hour power reserve from the self-winding 75320 calibre with 25 synthetic rubies, the watch is best described by its manufacturers:
‘If you were to approach the former fishing village of Portofino from the sea, the picturesque old houses could easily trick you into thinking that time had stood still, until you suddenly notice the sleek yachts with their luxury interiors and state-of-the-art technology lying at anchor. The elegant Portofino Chronograph provokes a similar reaction.’
State of the art technology complimented by a subtle, slick, superb presentation: sapphire convex antireflective glass covering a minimalist dial with appliqué Roman numerals. This is clearly an aesthetic reference for precision and refinement available in more options as seen below.