Last Baselworld, the Swiss watchmaker Frederique Constant announced its new global charity ambassador Gwyneth Paltrow. We caught up with the prettiness for a catch up chat!
Aren't they both pretty- the watch and the brand ambassador.
Oscar®-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow, whose 1998 turn in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE garnered her Best Actress honors at the Golden Globes®, Screen Actors Guild Awards®, and Academy Awards®, is also a decorated author and singer. In 2011, she won an Emmy® for Guest Actress in a Comedy series for playing substitute teacher Holly Holiday on Glee, and her song, "Coming Home," from the soundtrack for COUNTRY STRONG, was nominated for an Oscar® (the album went gold). In addition, Paltrow has authored two New York Times Best Selling cookbooks, My Father's Daughter (2011) and It's All Good (2013)—the latter hit #1. She also co-wrote Spain, A Culinary Road Trip with acclaimed chef Mario Batali after their PBS documentary, "Spain...on the Road Again," which was about Spanish food and culture, aired. In 2008, Paltrow launched goop, a brand devoted to making every choice count, where food, shopping, and mindfulness collide: In particular, goop has gained acclaim for its focus on health, wellness, and clean eating, as well as its city guides, an insider’s perspective on the very best places to eat, shop, and stay in the world’s most compelling destinations. Other notable film credits include PROOF (for which she received a Golden Globe® nomination), Wes Anderson's THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, Anthony Minghella's THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, David Fincher's SEVEN, the Farrelly brothers’ SHALLOW HAL, Alfonso Cuarón's GREAT EXPECTATIONS, Douglas McGrath's EMMA, and SLIDING DOORS. Recently, Paltrow has appeared in Marvel's IRON MAN franchise. Gwyneth’s next cookbook, It’s All Easy has been released in April 2016.
We catch up with the actor and her watch- A Frederique Constant!
Frederique Constant’s motto is « Live your passion ». What is yours?
I am an absolute believer in living one's passion. I feel incredibly fortunate that my work has always stemmed out of passion and continues to do so.
Describe your first watch, who bought it, where you wore it and any memories you have it?
My first watch was a Swatch. It was the 80’s and they were a massive trend. I was given a blue swatch by my parents for Christmas in 1984 and I was so thrilled! I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever owned.
|A Frederique Constant classic|
How does 'time' affect your life? For what activity can you always spare 10 minutes and for what activity do you never seem to have the time?
Like almost everyone I know in the world today, there never seems to be enough time to achieve all that we are meant to achieve on any given day. Time with my children provides the very best ROI for everyone involved, so I make sure to keep the same routine every week day so I never miss my time with them. I never seem to have a spare 10 minutes these days, but I meditate when I can!
Does a watch define your outfit? Red carpet Look, Casual Look?
To me a watch is a good anchor. I always feel grounded when I have a watch on. It’s very presence reminds you that time is ticking away and we should always be doing what we are doing to the best of our ability.
One of the best things about a fine timepiece is that it lasts in value - not only monetarily but also in sentimentality as an heirloom that is passed down through generations. What heirlooms were passed down to you, and what do you hope to pass down to your kids?
My father’s wedding ring is my most precious heirloom. I will never take it off.
What aspect of the watch world do you find most interesting and what are you most looking forward in terms of your work with Frederique Constant?
I am hoping I will be able to go to Geneva to have a look inside the Frederique Constant watch factory! I have always wanted to see a watch maker at work.