Glashütte Original Helps Welcome Stars at the Berlinale

George Clooney vor Berlinale Palast

Last week luxury watchmaker Glashütte Original helped welcome Hollywood’s biggest stars at the Berlin International Film Festival. The manufacture, which has been a partner of the Berlinale since 2011, gave guests a reprieve from the red carpet at the Glashütte Original Lounge on the 24th floor of the Kollhoff Tower.

The Glashütte Original Lounge in the “Panoramapunkt” at the top of the Kollhoff Tower boasted an impressive view of the festival, where stars like George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bradley Cooper, Bill Murray, Christian Bale, Tilda Swinton, Ed Norton and Saoirse Ronan hit the red carpet.

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George Clooney hit the red carpet in Berlin
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Bradley Cooper was on hand to represent American Hustle
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Bill Murray stopped to sign autographs at the Berlinale
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Clooney poses with the cast of his film Monuments Men
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Cooper seemed in awe of the crowds as he posed with David O. Russell and Christian Bale
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Cooper fielded questions about American Hustle
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Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton and Ed Norton were on hand to present Wes Anderson’s new movie The Grand Budapest Hotel
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The director and cast of The Grand Budapest Hotel
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Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots, Pierce Brosnan and Toni Collette were on hand to present A Long Way Down
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Jennifer Connelly, Cillian Murphy and Mélanie Laurent were on hand to present their new film Aloft
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Forest Whitaker received accolades for his performance in Two Men in Town

The manufacture was present throughout the festival. It sponsored the Berlinale’s new “Retrospective”, which saw classic films screened within a historical context. During the festival, Glashütte Original also awarded the “Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship” in support of talented young German directors. The Berlinale, which is in its 64th year, received a record number of visitors.

The watchmaker also teamed up with the Deutsche Kinemathek to present “Him & Her” at the Glashütte Original Lounge. The exhibition showcases unforgettable cinematic couples matched up with exclusive Glashütte Original timepieces for men and women.

Warm-Up At Glashuette Lounge

Glashütte Original Managing Director Yann Gamard was on hand at the lounge to welcome Dieter Kosslick, Director of the Festival. Kosslick got a demonstration from a watchmaker on site and even tried his hand at the watchmaker’s art.

Reception At Glashuette Original Lounge
Director Ken Loach visited the Glashütte Lounge at the Kollhoff Tower

Ken Loach, winner of the Honorary Golden Bear at the Berlinale 2014, also visited the lounge.

Photo credit: ©Jan Windszus/Berlinale 2014, ©Alexander Janetzko/Berlinale 2014, ©Richard Huebner/Berlinale 2014, ©Andreas Teich/Berlinale 2014, ©Ali Ghandtschi/Berlinale 2014 and ©Glashütte Original.