Philippe Dufour 70th Birthday Celebration Film

Quill & Pad
Jun 21, 2018 · 2 min read

[av_layerslider id=’97']

[av_heading tag=’h3' padding=’10' heading=’Philippe Dufour 70th Birthday Celebration Film’ color=’’ style=’’ custom_font=’’ size=’’ subheading_active=’’ subheading_size=’15' custom_class=’’][/av_heading]

[av_textblock size=’’ font_color=’’ color=’’] by Ian Skellern [/av_textblock]

[av_textblock size=’’ font_color=’’ color=’’] In 2005, I had the pleasure of working with a very talented young team at a British film production company called Animal Monday on a short documentary film called Time Piece featuring Philippe Dufour and Vianney Halter.

In April 2018 I had the honor of receiving an invitation from Mrs. Elisabeth Dufour to the 70th birthday party she was organizing for Philippe, and I immediately thought:

a. Hallelujah!

b. What will I wear?

c. I wonder if we could get the (Animal Monday) band back together and make a nice film?

And, incredibly, thanks to the amazing efforts of a group of very talented people led by producer/director Kat Mansoor, we made a film.

Philippe Dufour 70th birthday fireworks
Philippe Dufour 70th birthday fireworks

Welcome to the party.

This film was made possible thanks to an absolutely sensational team, including: Mrs. Elisabeth Dufour: event organizer (for the leap of faith) Kat Mansoor: director Robin Fox: cinematographer Yvon Labarthe/Flying Focus: drone pilot/Steadicam Ana Lowry/Flying Focus: drone camera operator Bruce Wuilloud/Sound Bloc: sound Adam Lavis/Animal Monday: editing Paul Beroud/Luxan: lighting Romain Schaer/Luxan: lighting/camera assistant Claude Michot/Event: Eventente Alice Hattrick: admin Hôtel de la Truite: film crew catering

You might also enjoy:

‘Time Piece’: If You Only Watch One Film On Independent Watchmaking, Watch This One

Why Philippe Dufour Matters. And It’s Not A Secret [/av_textblock]


Originally published at Quill & Pad.

Quill & Pad

Written by

The world's only digital publication focusing exclusively on haute horogerie. Sign up at to receive our newsletter.