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Practical joker and activist from omega replica watches

Le 30 octobre 2013, 01:56 dans Humeurs 0

Much has been written about Villa Oleandra, Oscar-winning actor and director George Clooney’s home in the village of Laglio, on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy. Less coverage has been given to an old factory, also owned by Clooney, which is connected to the villa by a footbridge and which is where the actor keeps a private office and develops his professional projects.

When a team from OMEGA was invited to Laglio to photograph the iconic star, it was decided that at least some of the pictures would be taken in the factory. Its rough-hewn, antique wooden floors and exposed-beamed ceiling offered a sharp contrast to the ornate, rococo interiors of Villa Oleandra and the lush gardens which surround it.

The old factory is comfortably furnished and is clearly a working space. Tellingly, it is also outfitted with a pinball machine and a row of old railway clocks, each one set to a different time zone.

There is no doubt that George Clooney is as comfortable in his working space as he is in Villa Oleandra.

The footbridge from Villa Oleandra to the old factory serves as a useful metaphor: Clooney bridges the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the old-world charm of northern hublot replica. He also demonstrates that it is possible to create an impressive, serious body of work while maintaining senses of perspective and humour.

Clooney is himself a man of contrasts: he is known among his colleagues for his penchant for practical jokes but his serious passion for global environmental and political issues has been extensively documented. His performances in film comedies have been tremendously successful but he has developed an outstanding reputation not only as an actor in serious dramatic films but as a talented writer and director.

It has been argued that George Clooney is the last of the old-time movie stars – reminiscent, perhaps, of Jimmy Stewart or Cary Grant. No actor working today, however, lives more in the present than Clooney: Again, he bridges eras as an actor and director while using his incredible popularity to advance causes which he considers greater than himself.

Clooney’s connection to OMEGA is no accident. As a child, he recalls, he and his friends were obsessed with the space race. OMEGA had been clearly identified with America’s space program. George Clooney remembers that he and his childhood friends had drawn OMEGA logos on their own watches. In July of 1969, at the time of the first lunar breitling replica, his uncle sent eight-year-old George his first OMEGA watch. After Clooney became an Ambassador for the company, his father sent him the OMEGA watch which he had worn for forty years.

And now, in the idyllic village of Laglio in Northern Italy, George Clooney’s OMEGA connection has come full circle connecting his own great moments in time.

On a beautiful, sunny day in a small village on the shores of Lake Como, one of the world’s most successful actors warmly welcomes his guests and then goes straight to work. While the working day begins in the garden in front of Villa Oleandra, it is fitting that the action is moved to the old factory across one of the many bridges which George Clooney crosses so comfortably.

Cindy Crawford at the Grand Opening of the Omega watches Boutique in Panama

Le 30 octobre 2013, 01:54 dans Humeurs 0

The wristwatches in OMEGA’s Constellation line are among the most recognisable and popular in the world. When Cindy Crawford famously made the Constellation her choice more than a decade ago, a generation enthusiastically followed her lead, making the watch she inspired its own choice. Now a glamorous new diamond-studded collection of the iconic omega replica timepieces is being launched in celebration of our 160th anniversary.

These special Constellations are being produced in three sizes: two Ladies’ models with 25. 5 and 22. 5 mm case bodies and a Gents’ model with a diameter of 35. 5 mm.

The “small” (25. 50 mm) and “mini” (22. 50 mm) versions of the elegant Constellation “OMEGA 160 Years” Ladies’ models have brushed cases and the characteristic Constellation claws in 18 Ct red or yellow gold, in bi-colour versions (stainless steel with either 18 Ct red or yellow gold), or in stainless steel. The clasped caseback is engraved “160 Years” and features Constellation’s famous Observatory medallion.

The bezels of the 25. 50 mm and the 22. 50 mm versions are paved with 38 and 30 diamonds respectively.

At the heart of the Constellation “OMEGA 160 Years” Ladies’ is the OMEGA calibre 1456, a quartz movement with a battery life of 32 months.

The dials, in white mother-of-pearl or in champagne, have an alluring arabesque pattern emanating from the Constellation star. They feature 12 stunning diamond hour markers with an applied star and replica rolex watches logo. They have domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment.

The Constellation “OMEGA 160 Years” Gents’ has a brushed case with the famous claws in 18 Ct red or yellow gold, in bi-colour versions (stainless steel with either 18 Ct red or yellow gold), or in stainless steel. The bezels on the 18 Ct gold and the bi-colour versions are delivered with 40 diamonds or with black Roman numerals; the stainless steel version features black Roman numerals on its bezel. “160 Years” is engraved on the striking transparent casebacks. Each model has eleven diamond hour markers and a date window at 3 o’clock. Integrated bracelets match their case metals.

The Constellation “OMEGA 160 Years” Gents’ is the first watch in the Constellation family to be driven by the exclusive self-winding OMEGA calibre 2500 featuring the revolutionary Co-Axial Escapement and free replica Franck Muller balance which provide stable accuracy and reliability over time. They are COSC-certified chronometers with a power reserve of 48 hours.

The dials, presented either in silver or champagne, are viewed through domed, scratch-resistant sapphire crystals with anti-reflective treatment. Each dial also has a brushed, applied Replica U-Boat Watches name, logo, Constellation star, and date window.

Each elegant timepiece in the Constellation “OMEGA 160 Years” Collection is a luxurious tribute to OMEGA’s long history of extraordinary watchmaking.