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Spirit of Los Angeles: Martyn Lawrence Bullard explores the latest from Longines

Modern Luxury | December 23, 2020 | People Style & Beauty Modern Luxury Spotlight


The spirit of a city is made up of a combination of the people and places that call it home. Drawing inspiration from its past, present and future. For interior designer to the stars, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, the spirit of Los Angeles is found in the dreamers.

“The beauty of Los Angeles is the power the city has to make your dreams into reality,” Martyn said. “If you work hard enough towards your goal the city will reward you. It’s a city of adventure, passion and artisans.”

30 years ago, Martyn arrived in Los Angeles with dreams of Hollywood. After a few shows, Martyn found his passion in interior design and started working with some of the biggest names in showbiz, with a current client list of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul and Ellen Pompeo. Additionally, he lends his name and expertise to some of the top residential and hotel projects across the globe.

Throughout it all he embodies a spirit of curiosity and adventure.

“The spirit of adventure is part of my soul,” he said. “I love to travel and experience new places, people, culture, and food. The world is my palette.”


In its latest collection, Swiss watchmaker, Longines, pulls from the adventure-seekers and pioneers who came before. Aptly named The Longines Spirit collection, the timepieces are inspired by names like Amelia Earhart and Howard Hughes; and feature Longines’ signature elegant style with modern-day tech we’ve come to love. With a design that truly stand the test of time, the Longines Spirit collection highlights the best of the best for the brand.


“This watch has a vintage appeal to it,” said Martyn. “It conjures visions of great adventurers, with a rugged appeal whilst being sophisticated at the same time. A watch that makes a statement about its wearer , showing an appreciation for great style and quality whilst having that adventurous edge signaling confidence from every angle.”


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Photography by: Swatch Group (Longines), Dylan Lujano