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Awarded in Los Angeles the legendary Italian producer
Scatola del Tempo, the prestigious Italian company and creator of rotating watch holders, has awarded the producer Dino De Laurentiis for his long and successful career.

Dino De Laurentiis, born at Torre Annunziata in the province of Naples in 1919, left home at 17, determined to be a director, and produced his first film,L'Amore Canta”, before his 21st birthday. Since then, he produced many prestigious Italian films including movies by Federico Fellini in collaboration with Carlo Ponti, before moving to the US.

An extraordinary icon of Italian cinema, Dino De Laurentiis has either financed, produced or distributed over 600 movies and with the new millennium and his seventh decade in the industry, he has shown no inclination of stopping.

During his long career De Laurentiis made a number of successful and acclaimed films, including Fellini's "La Strada", and, among others, "Le notti di Cabiria”, "War and Peace”, "Body of Evidence", "Unforgettable", "Breakdown", “Serpico”,Three Days of the Condor”,The Serpent's Egg, “Ragtime.

De Laurentiis won two Oscar with "La Strada", and "Le notti di Cabiria”, and in 2001 he received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Scatola del Tempo originates at the end of the ‘80s, thanks to the vision of a collector, Sandro Colarieti, who sought watch holders worthy of the quality of his collection. He decided to create his own, employing expert craftsmen and first-rate materials.

After having produced a small series, for himself and as a homage to his friend, he started receiving commissions from other collectors and from producers. Thus, Scatola del Tempo was born, today appreciated and known worldwide with its very own, special idea of what constitutes a watch case.

In 1990 rotating watch holders saw the light for the first time, designed to guarantee to maintain automatic watches in charge, so as to keep not just the time, but also the date.

Sandro Colarieti then created the 1RT model, the prototype for a long series which enjoyed an immediate success, to the point that it was also used by some of the greatest Swiss Houses of Horology. For instance, Patek Philippe has endorsed such devices for its own models for over 15 years. The watch winders are equipped with a high precision micro-motor and controlled by a micro-processor. They can rotate both clockwise and anti-clockwise, keeping any automatic movement within the device in full charge for over a year.

The engines are Swiss produced but the final assembly takes place in Italy, likewise the quality control on finishing materials and the functioning of mechanical parts.

A great heritage has been left behind by Sandro Colarieti as well as a hefty responsibility for the future.

In order to raise its international profile Scatola del Tempo is counting on a series of prestigious events, such as those attended in 2007 for the 50th anniversary of the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, with the ceremony awarding Andy Garcia, Terry Gilliam and Francis Menotti and the participation of Julia Roberts during the American Cinemateque Award. Meanwhile, in 2008, Scatola has already rewarded George Lucas, Forest Whitaker, Steven Spielberg, Gabriele Muccino, Michele Placido and now Dino De Laurentiis.



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