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Benedict Cumberbatch’s watch of choice Jaeger-LeCoultre

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch wore Jaeger-LeCoultre's Polaris Mariner Memovox watch when he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The actor who has been nominated for an Oscar also spoke of his support for the people of Ukraine.

British actor Benedict Cumberbatch wore Jaeger-LeCoultre’s Polaris Mariner Memovox watch as he was awarded with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The honour recognises his acting career to date, which included scooping an Emmy, as well as two Best Actor Oscar nominations.

Cumberbatch originally wore the Jaeger-LeCoultre Polaris Mariner Memovox during the making of a short film called In a Breath. And ever since, he has been spotted wearing it on various occasions over the past year.

The Polaris Mariner Memovox by Jaeger LeCoultre

The high-performing dive watch is a signature of maison Jaeger-LeCoultre. As a timepiece, it hails from a prestigious lineage alongside the Memovox sports models. It was their alarm, which served as an audible signal to remind divers that it was time to return to the surface. It is noted as a watch that boasts great versatility, both suited to casual and elegant outings.

The actor, who is currently nominated for an Oscar for his role in The Power Of The Dog also took the opportunity to pledge his support to the people of Ukraine. Cumberbatch also spoke of those in Russia who are opposed to Vladimir Putin’s decision to invade their neighbours.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 28: Benedict Cumberbatch attends the Benedict Cumberbatch Walk of Fame Ceremony on February 28, 2022 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for Netflix)

The Daily Mail reported him as saying: “I can’t speak today at this amazing moment in my life, on this extraordinary platform, without acknowledging the obvious of what’s happening in Ukraine and to show my support for the people of Ukraine. My support for the people of Russia who are opposing the Kleptocracy and the idiocy of their rulers to try and halt the progression of this atrocity.”

He continued: “We can’t stand back anymore. This is no longer a time for avarice or sloth or inactiveness or ineptitude. We need to act, and there are things you can do. You can support organisations. You can support those who help refugees on the ground. You can support human rights organisations. You can pressure your politicians, your bank, your industries to recognise anything that you can do to help. It is possible, so I urge people to do that on this day.” 

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