Rolex and Cinema


Filmmakers Martin Scorsese, James Cameron, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Kathryn Bigelow have each made a legendary impact on cinema. They are standard-bearers for excellence in film – each of them possessing a unique style and vision that throws a spotlight on our world.

Rolex and cinema

Rolex partners with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences to support the art of filmmaking, and is a Founding Supporter of the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

Rolex and Cinema


Rolex and Cinema

Martin Scorsese is a towering figure in cinema, a director, producer and screenwriter with a career spanning 50 years and as many films, many of which are considered some of the greatest ever made.

'To you, a filmmaker of a future generation', by Martin Scorsese

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“Don’t be afraid to try anything, no matter how crazy it might seem to others. And if you’re afraid, if you’re intimidated by it all, I have to tell you: that’s great, because you’ll learn that you just have to do it anyway.”

G. Iñárritu

Rolex and Cinema

Alejandro G. Iñárritu is known for his exploration of the human condition coupled with his visual style, which have established him as a force to be reckoned with. Iñárritu’s films often feature interconnected stories and a nonlinear narrative, a realm where time is manufactured and plays a paramount role.

‘Dear future Filmmaker’, by Alejandro G. Iñárritu

G. Iñárritu’s
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“Make your film without asking for permission. There are films that could be made by anyone but there is one that can only be made by you…”


Rolex and Cinema

The first and only woman to win an Academy Award for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow has a remarkable command of visual narrative. Her tenacity and choice of subjects that have the ability to provoke change have redefined the landscape of cinema today.

‘Dear filmmakers’, by Kathryn Bigelow

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“Use your gifts to reach beyond your wildest imagination. Make a difference in this world. Always be learning. Teach others. Give back.”


Rolex and Cinema

James Cameron is an acclaimed filmmaker and explorer. As director, writer and producer he is responsible for some of the most memorable films of the past three decades: The Terminator (1984), Aliens (1986), The Abyss (1989), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991), True Lies (1994), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).

‘To a future filmmaker’, by James Cameron

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“Let your film surprise you. Enjoy the twists and turns. Always stay humble before the craft. On your 100th film there will be much to learn.”

Rolex and the Academy

The 2019 Rolex

For the fourth consecutive year, Rolex has created an engaging space for those gathering backstage in the Dolby Theatre’s Greenroom on the night of the Oscars®. In homage to the brand’s history as creator of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof watch, guests are invited on an imaginative journey to the bottom of the sea.

Acknowledging the brand’s strengthening relationship with cinema, Rolex has conceived a mise-en-scène in an aquarium, framed like a Hollywood film.

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Rolex and cinema

The Datejust, thanks to its aesthetics and functions,
transcends changes in fashion.

the art of filmmaking