HAPPENINGS: Swiss luxury watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre celebrated the 85th anniversary of its Reverso timepiece with a star-studded gala during the Shanghai International Film Festival, on the Wai Tan Yuan heritage site. A constellation of celebrities including Chinese actress Zhao Wei, British actor Ian McKellen and Hong Kong's Jennifer Tse Ting-ting showed up at the event.

Collaborating with the festival for the sixth consecutive year, Jaeger-LeCoultre initiated a charity programme dedicated to the restoration of classic Chinese films. This year, the brand hosted a private screening of the restored 1986 John Woo classic A Better Tomorrow, starring Ti Lung, Chow Yun-fat and Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing. The brand also announced that the 1973 romantic drama Out of the Window would be restored next year.

During the night's charity auction, a limited-edition Reverso One Duetto Moon engraved with Zhao's autograph sold for 330,000 yuan (HK$390,210) to benefit the restoration of classic Chinese films.

OVERHEARD This glamorous party has brought me back to the 1930s.


CHIC CHAT with Jennifer Tse

What are your must-haves for tonight's 1930s retro-glam style?

Accessories such as a vintage hair comb are important.

What's your ambition for your film career?

I want to keep learning. Also, I want to keep starring in films that I'm proud of.

When did you realise you wanted to become an actress?

Growing up, movies really inspired me. I learnt a lot of good lessons from movies.

How did you enjoy the film A Better Tomorrow?

I' m a big fan of Chow Yun-fat. I actually just ran into him, and I'm so touched that he's so down to earth.