Since his 2009 debut in Tom Ford’s first movie, ‘The Single Man’ Jon Kortajarena’s ambition has been to act. He recently had a recurring role in the ABC drama ‘Quantico’ and now is filming ‘The Aspern Papers’ with Vanessa Redgrave and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
But Jon Kortajarena has started fiftheen years ago modeled for some of the biggest fashion names on the planet, including Armani, Versace, Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and Tom Ford. And they certainly helped shape his sense of style. When he considered watches to collect, that direction came from his greatest influence: his mother.
For my 21st birthday she said, ‘You are an adult now, you need a good watch.’ It was a rite of passage.
His mother, a hairdresser, had saved to buy her son what she considered the best: a Bvlgari. “Women wear jewelry, but a watch is the most elegant thing a man can wear”, he said.
Now Italian jeweler Bvlgari enlists Spanish supermodel Jon Kartajarena as their Gobal Watch Ambassador for their Octo Finissimo Automatic watch. Jon Kartajarena was captured for this campaign by fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth.
The Bvlgari Octo Finissimo Automatic is the slimmest ultra-thin self-winding watch on the market to date.
After introducing its Tourbillon in 2014 and the Minute Repeater in 2016, the Maison unveils its new creation featuring a total thickness of just 5.15mm, while its self-winding movement is just 2.23mm thick for a 40mm diameter.