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HE’S ONLY only just arrived in Sydney, but already, Regé-Jean Page can’t wait to “get out on the coast and just walk”. “The environment is so beautiful here; the climate is so beautiful… honestly, I just take long walks,” he offers. “That does me. I’m a simple man.” 

A simple man who likes long walks on the beach. It’s almost too on-brand to be true, given the romantic displays of the dashing Duke he’s most famous for playing. Fans will be happy to know that it’s not all an illusion; that Regé-Jean Page is, in fact, a very charming guy. His charm is also what makes him such a perfect ambassador for luxury Swiss watchmaker Longines; true to the brand’s tagline, Page is proof that elegance is very much an attitude. 

It is the launch of Longines’ special collaboration with Gumbaynggirr / Bundjalung artist Otis Hope Carey, as well as the celebration of the brand’s newest collection, the Mini DolceVita, that brings the Bridgerton and The Gray Man actor Down Under. Page arrived at Campbell’s Stores in Sydney Looking—you guessed it—elegant in a royal blue suit and his Longines Spirit Zulu Time watch, which he keeps on his nightstand. He was joined by Hope Carey, who has created four bespoke artworks for the brand’s NATO watch straps, as well as local friends of the Longines brand model Sarah Ellen, champion runner Peter Bol and tennis legend Dylan Alcott. 

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“What does being an elegant man mean to me? Express yourself to the fullest of your potential; to be in harmony with your surroundings and to be able to do that with a generosity,” says Page in a hotel suite overlooking the harbour. He adds that for elegance to be done ‘right’, it requires a degree of simplicity. “In a way that sparks joy in yourself and the people around you.”

For more of Page’s favourite Australian things—and a look into his wardrobe—watch our full interview with the extremely elegant actor below. 


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