Since 2007, Award winning actor, producer and humanitarian, George Clooney has been the brand ambassador for Omega Watches.
His passion and love for the brand has been a longstanding one. According to the actor, “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.”
On May 16, 2014, George Clooney joined Omega in Shanghai at a star studded event to celebrate and showcase the new Omega Seamaster Aquaterra watch line.
After the welcome speech by Omega CEO, Stephen Urquhart, the lights went down and a screening of a short but powerful film 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.
Concluding the screening, Orbis’s CEO, Jenny Hourihan, discussed the work her team has done since the organization was founded in 1982.
“I think all of us as human beings have a great desire to do good for our fellow men and women. We at Orbis have a very clear and tangible mission that is very understandable and that is to restore sight and eliminate blindness in the world,” she said. “Thank you very much, thank you again OMEGA and thank you for taking time to learn about Orbis.”
After Jenny Hourihan’s speech, George Clooney spoke about the importance of an organization like Orbis International saying: “We are all a part of a community and we have to take care of each other along the way. What Jenny does at Orbis is amazing and OMEGA, the giant company that it is, has decided to take this on and help. I can’t tell you how proud I am to be associated with the brand.
The night was completed in a charitable way when George Clooney took of his Omega De Ville Hour Vision Annual Calendar that he has been wearing and signed the inside of the strap where it will be on display in its presentation box in six different Omega Boutiques in China. Later on in the year it will be auctioned off and all of the money raised will benefit Orbis and the remarkable work it does.
Please watch the recap video of George Clooney with Omega in Shanghai below