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Adrien Brody: Bulgari watch is extra special

Adrien Brody is a huge fan of watches and would even like to design his own timepiece.

Adrien Brody's Bulgari Rettangolo watch holds extra meaning to him because he was snapped kissing Halle Berry in it after his Oscars win.

The American actor took home gold in 2003 for his turn in The Pianist. Halle presented him with his award, and to mark the occasion he swept her off her feet with a dramatic smooch.

"I didn't possess much in a material sense prior to The Pianist," Adrien told The Hollywood Reporter. "During the nominations, I had gotten a beautiful Bulgari — it was my first gold watch — and I was wearing it proudly the night I won the Academy Award.

"It's even more memorable to me because The New York Times shot this wonderful iconic photograph when I kissed Halle. The photograph was perfect, and the watch is prominently on display."

Wearing the Rettangolo, which had belonged to his grandfather, was the start of Adrien's working relationship with Bulgari. In 2013 he became an official ambassador of the Italian jewellery brand and can normally be seen with one of label's watches on the red carpet.

He favours "really masculine watches" and has amassed an impressive collection. But it's not just the look of a timepiece that has him hooked.

"It's a special mechanism inside the watch that's like a floating wheel," he smiled. "The mechanics are kind of mesmerising."

And while he may have Bulgari watches on tap, the 42-year-old actually has design plans of his own.

"I have a design that I've always wanted to make," he confessed. "The one thing I've realised is, if I spend time just doing creative things, I'm much more enthusiastic about everything else."

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