Crowning The King

20.05.2019

Alain Delon has been awarded an honorary Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival while wearing a Bvlgari watch.


The 83-year-old actor was greeted with a standing ovation as he entered the Salle Buñuel theatre at the top of the Palais des Festivals for the masterclass. He has appeared in seven competition titles over his 60-year-career, including Luchino Visconti’s Palme d’Or winning The Leopard (1963), but has never won the best actor. Alain Delon, known for his roles in The Samurai (1967), The Swimming Pool (1968), Red Sun (1971), and dozens of others chose to have his 1976 movie Mr. Klein screened as part of his award celebration.


French screen legend has chosen Bvlgari Octo Finissimo in steel to attend the awarding ceremony. A watch with an octagonal stainless steel case measuring 40 mm in diameter and only 5.15 mm thick is powered by an in-house automatic movement. The dial is pretty minimalistic, yet extremely characterful, with only central hour and minute hands and small seconds at 7.30.  The piece comes on a matching steel bracelet.