We've had to wait a while for Alfonso Gomez-Rejon's The Current War, which originally premiered at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. Dubbed as a cinematic lead-up to The Imitation Game (arguably one of the great films of the past ten years) it features a stellar cast led by Benedict Cumberbatch, Nicholas Hoult and Tom Holland, and focuses on the rivalry between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse.
Last night, Benedict Cumberbatch was every inch the film star when he attended the NYC premiere of the film, sporting an envy-inducing navy three-piece suit. But it was what was on his wrist that really made the hairs on the back of our necks stand up.
Already having proven himself to have an unrivalled watch game, last night he further cemented his credentials. The watch in question? Jaeger-LeCoultre's Memovox Polaris. An ambassador for the Swiss brand, Cumberbatch has been showing off his collection at various points over the course of the past year. But this timepiece, it's fair to say, is the most impressive yet. Inspired by the supremely iconic watch of the same name from 1968, which turned 50 last year, Cumberbatch's wrist gear is an update on a vintage favourite. The 42mm timepiece takes the best of Jaeger-LeCoultre's Grande Maison’s watchmaking tradition and its attention to detail, including an automatic mechanical movement containing 268 parts and a 45-hour power reserve.
The price? $12,800 Worth it? Totally.