Notes from Berlin

Berlinale 2015 Moleskine Notebook

Berlin is one of my favourite cities. First of all, I love the air there. I believe that there is something in the atmosphere that gives one the best sleep ever. I also love the people. The citizens share a certain temperament with my beloved Torontonians. Of course we had a very good visit this weekend!

Again, I was there because a film I made about my GUB Glashütte watch premiered at the 2015 Berlinale. It was an incredible experience but one of the best things about the trip was getting to meet my fellow watch enthusiasts Joacim Olsson and Tony Axelzon from Sweden, Joern Frederic Kengelbach and Sven Helbig from Germany and Dr. Zhiming Xu from China (I didn’t get to meet Brice Goulard from France, who made a film about the history of watchmaking in Saxony). I don’t often get the chance to totally geek out with my fellow watch fiends, let alone while going to see movies and eating out afterward in fancy restaurants.

watchmaker at Glashütte Original Lounge at Berlinale 2015

We also paid a visit to the Glashütte Lounge at the Panorama Punkt. The lounge offered an amazing view of the Potsdamer Platz, a watchmaker working on the beautiful caliber 37 movement. an exhibition of original movie props from Wim Wenders films like the wings from Wings of Desire (one of my favourite films of the 1980s). We even saw Herr Wenders leaving just as we were going in.

Wings from Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire