PARIS — “How are we doing this?” wondered Andrew Garfield as he crossed his arms one way then another with Omega chief executive officer Raynald Aeschlimann.
The two weren’t rehearsing for a choreography: they were showing off their watches for a souvenir photo on Friday during Paris Men’s Fashion Week.
As photographers snapped away at the “Spiderman” star, guests were exchanging notes on the Omega Speedmaster timepieces dotted around Sugaar, a speakeasy-style restaurant in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Près that has become a go-to for fashionable soirées.
Garfield soon joined in, whipping off the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon model he sported to show its intricate skeletonized movement and the quote engraved on the back.
“I do genuinely love these things, not only because they’re beautiful but because of the story,” he said. “Every one of their watches has such an epic, soulful story and I feel quite genuinely nerdy and passionate about it.”
Plus, he found humanity’s ability to destroy but also create items as delicate as a watch movement “quite moving.”
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