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George Clooney Joins Omega for an Exclusive Event in Shanghai

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May 2014


Le Jardin Secret
Le Jardin Secret – or the secret garden – was set up in Shanghai specifically for Friday’s event, providing the perfect atmosphere for the exclusive celebration.

George Clooney arriving at Le Jardin Secret in Shanghai
George Clooney arriving at Le Jardin Secret in Shanghai

And the stars were not only the dazzling Omega timepieces on display and the celebrities on the guest list. An innovative, transparent roof on the venue allowed guests a clear view of the celestial stars in the night sky.
The garden featured design elements created around the parallel lines that distinguish the watch dials of the Seamaster Aqua Terra watches.

The evening
George Clooney, who has been an Omega brand ambassador since 2007, is one of the film industry’s most acclaimed talents, having been nominated for Academy Awards in six categories – more than any other person. He was warmly welcomed to the stage by the audience and spoke about how his relationship with Omega began.

“My father wore an Omega watch for many years. When I began working with the brand, I called my father to tell him the great news. He told me his Omega was in the attic and after finding it, he wound it up and it still worked. I gave it to Omega and they were nice enough to fix it up for me and I was able to give it to him for his birthday. I have a long, long history with the brand.” George Clooney

George Clooney joined Omega in Shanghai on Friday 16th May
George Clooney joined Omega in Shanghai on Friday 16th May

Shortly after a welcome speech by Stephen Urquhart, the lights dimmed and a short but powerful film was screened, focusing on the remarkable work done around the world by Orbis International, an organization supported by Omega and which is committed, with its Flying Eye Hospital, to delivering high-quality eye care to some of the world’s remotest regions.
Following the screening, Orbis’s CEO, Jenny Hourihan, discussed the work her team has done since the organization was founded in 1982.

George Clooney autographed the strap and the presentation box of the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar he had been wearing.
George Clooney autographed the strap and the presentation box of the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar he had been wearing.

George Clooney removed the Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar he had been wearing and autographed its strap and its presentation box. The watch was placed on display at the event and in the months ahead, it will be presented at six Omega Boutiques in China. Later in the year, it will be auctioned and all of the money raised will benefit Orbis and the remarkable work it does.

The evening concluded with a performance by popular French singer France Owlle.

Source: Omega