Screenings from past Berlinale Shorts entries – including one about a boy obssessed with his Marc Jacobs shades – were not the only ones in the spotlight at the recent 65th Berlin International Film Festival. Glashutte Original joined the game with its own series of five shorts, picked from 17 submissions worldwide, that centred around a particular feature of the German house.
1. Living the Mechanical Dream by Joacim Olsson and Tony Axelzon, two Swede watch buffs who take an enthusiast’s look at the mechanical workmaship of the brand.
2. Phoenix Rising by Brice Goulard, the brains behind the watch blog Monochrome Watches. Think of this as a History Channel redux of watchmaking in Germany.
3. The Sound of the Original by journalist Joern Kengelbach and composer Sven Helbig is like a Diplo-esque rendition mashed up with visuals of heavy machines from the watch productions to the refined sounds in its assembly.
4. My Journey with Glashütte Original by Dr Xu Zhiming. The Hong Kong-based financial expert and Glashutte Original fan boy’s collection of masterpieces and limited editions will induce serious watch envy.
5. Time Traveler by Canadian watch and lifestyle journo Rhonda Riche. See how she brings back an old GUB ladies model she bought – at a flea market in the ’70s – back to the its home in Glashutte.