Denis Balibouse

Chopard Chief jeweller Marc Couttet heats the Palme d'Or trophy for the Cannes Film Festival with a blowtorch at the company's headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, April 26, 2006. Since 1998 Chopard manufactures the handmade Palme d'Or (Golden Palm). It is made out of 18-carat gold and will be awarded to the director of the Best Feature Film of the Official Competition at the 59th Cannes Film Festival which will take place on the French Mediterranean coast May 17 to 28, 2006. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse -