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‘Keeper of Time’ Documentary Uncovers the Brilliance of Mechanical Watches

Film also touches on our connections to time

AARP members can watch “Keeper of Time” through Dec. 29, 2023. Video run time is 1 hour, 30 minutes.
Courtesy: Michael Culyba

Inspired by the magnificent micro-engineering and craftsmanship of a mechanical watch, director and producer Michael Culyba set out to create a documentary on the brilliance of such timepieces.

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Keeper of Time explores the astonishing and beautiful world of mechanical watchmaking while contemplating the theoretical and philosophical notions of time, aging and mortality. Along with interviews from cutting-edge scholars in the fields of theoretical physics, physiology and philosophy, Keeper of Time features the stories of four of the best independent watchmakers in the world — Philippe Dufour, Roger W. Smith, François-Paul Journe and Maximilian Büsser.

Director: Michael Culyba

Producers: Michael Culyba and Shelby Siegel

Language: English

Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Release date: 2022

MPAA rating: NR, documentary


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