Reverso Legend - special engraving for actor Dev Patel


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21 February 2012

 British actor Dev Patel, best known for playing Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, becomes part of the Reverso Legend, commissioning a Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931 in steel with a special engraving. “The symbol of a tree exudes many qualities one associates with a leader, or even a great partner. A provider who's strong, protective, sensitive, rooted, creative, or even selfless. Without sounding like a complete hippie, I really feel trees possess a certain wisdom and mystery which gives them an aura of enchantment and magic.”

Dev Patel continues in his "Reverso Stories", "For years I have had an obsession with doodling trees wherever I go. It started in high school, to be specific in maths class, where i would grab a textbook and spend hours perfecting my scribbles - anything to ease my boredom! Over time the image just stuck with me. Just the other day, I remember sketching a tree on a paper napkin for a member of staff who wanted my autograph in a restaurant. ... Trees epitomise new beginnings, much like when a tree loses its leaves and manages to grow new ones. Their real charm and power lies in being able to exude great strength but also immense sensitivity. As someone who's always been curious and eager to learn more, these are attributes which i strive to attain. I guess what i'm trying to say, is that, for me the image of a tree is a representation of life in all its complexity and beauty. It stands to represent opportunities, dreams, and should remind us all that being perfect is not the key… Growing is…"

Dev Patel has also played as Anwar Kharral in the British teen drama series Skins. Dev was last seen in cinemas starring in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender, and recently wrapped shooting a starring role opposite James Franco and Ashley Hinshaw in the independent film Cherry. He is currently shooting a starring role opposite Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer and Allison Pill in Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming HBO series The Newsroom. Patel's recent film premiered last week in London, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, directed by John Madden. Dev Patel attended the World Premiere wearing a Jaeger-LeCoultre Grande Reverso Ultra Thin Tribute to 1931.

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