August 2016

Perrelet, Swiss Manufacture, known for its innovative automatic watches, elegant designs and reliable movements makes its Bollywood silver screen debut in Tinu Suresh Desai’s latest directorial venture, Rustom.

The movie, presented by acclaimed filmmaker Neeraj Pandey, stars Akshay Kumar in the titular role of naval officer Rustom Pavri. Based on true incidents, this is Kumar’s third project with Pandey after Special 26 and Baby, both critical and commercial successes.

Acknowledging the importance of timing – as well as sophistication – required by the main character, Perrelet presented the filmmaking team the original Perrelet “Dipteros” from its historic collection. The watch was a breakthrough in its time for being the world’s first “double rotor” timepiece – featuring a unique system that connected the rotor of the automatic system to a second rotor on the dial side. The rotation of the two perfectly synchronized oscillating weights powers the barrel and ensures a more efficient winding force.

Today, Perrelet’s First Class Double Rotor is a direct descendant of the Dipteros. Embodying the quintessence of remarkable industrial and artisanal expertise, presented in a 42.5mm steel or gold case, and powered by the in-house Calibre P-181 movement, it remains a testament to the innovative legacy of the Perrelet horological house.

A dashing naval officer, a beautiful wife and a perfect world. This was Naval Commander Rustom Pavri's life. Until one day he realizes his perfect life isn't what he thought it was. As events unfold we realize his wife is having an affair with his best friend. Three fatal shots change their lives.

Based on true events, Rustom, by Zee Studios and Kriarj Entertainment, is a gripping tale about pride, passion and power, and a man who must his uphold his own integrity and that of the nation.
Produced by Aruna Bhatia, Nittin Keni, Akash Chawla, Virender Arora, Ishwar Kapoor, Arjun N Kapoor and Shital Bhatia, Rustom hits cinemas on August 12, 2016.

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