Video: Patrick Dempsey's Gift To TAG Heuer

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April 4, 2017 | BY

The film was presented at Baselworld as TAG Heuer unveiled the 55th Anniversary Special Edition Autavia

Patrick Dempsey, actor, race car driver, TAG Heuer Ambassador, presented Jack Heuer, Honorary Chairman of the Swiss watch brand, with a unique and wonderful gift at BaselWorld.

Though he also plays a role in the short film, this is the first time Patrick stepped behind the camera to direct this very special cinematic project.

In the film, we spot Patrick at the wheel of a red MGA, not unlike the first car Jack Heuer himself was given by his own father. On Patrick’s wrist: a 55th Anniversary Special Edition Autavia.

In “To Jack,” the love of driving, time, past and present come together in the best of filmmaking, storytelling magic. Patrick Dempsey’s Director of Photography is none other than two-time Oscar and Cannes Festival Award winner Janusz Kaminski whose credits include The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.

The music is by Grammy nominated jazz musician, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, and gives the film a reflective atmosphere and conveys a sense of timelessness.

Director: Patrick Dempsey
Director of photography: Janusz Kaminski
Soundtrack by: Christian Scott
The two-minute film will be broadcast exclusively on TAG Heuer social media platforms.

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See also: Highlights From Baselworld 2017

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