Tuesday, 17 April 2012

James Bond (Daniel Craig) to wear Omega in Skyfall: great new pic and video for 007 fans

How about this for a great new image of Daniel Craig as James Bond getting to grips with the baddies in Skyfall – due for release in October and November 2012 (depending on where you live).

It is now certain that 007 will be wearing an Omega Seamaster Diver 300m wristwatch once again in Skyfall – just as he has in every Bond mission since Goldeneye in 1995. And for fans, there is a great opportunity to buy the special new 50th anniversary update edition of the watch.

The new collectors’ pieces were unveiled at at Omega’s new boutique store in London’s Stratford Westfield mall by Omega president Stephen Urquhart. Available in two sizes, the new Seamaster Diver is distinguished by a red 50 on its bezel (an idea initially suggested by longtime Bond co-producer Barbara Broccoli).

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Kim Kardashian: Rolex, Michael Kors and GianTTo

Reality TV star and one-woman brand Kim Kardashian seems to be rather free and easy with her affections when it comes to wristwatches.

The American “ American socialite, celebutante, television personality, model, actress and businesswoman” (according to her Wikipedia entry) has been snapped wearing Rolex, Michael Kors and GianTTo timepieces – as well as watches from her own signature collection.

Kim Kardashian wore a gold Rolex Day-Date President on her E! Hit Reality Series "Keeping Up with The Kardashians".

She has also been seen wearing a Michael Kors Jet Set Sport Watch, while the GianTTo website claims that its “A-list clientele includes such boldface names as Kim Kardashian, Niki Hilton, Hulk Hogan, Jaime Foxx and world champion boxer Manny Pacquiao”.

She also launched her own Kim Kardashian watch collection with the Brissmor Company back in December 2010. Here’s the full set, ranging in price from around US$250 to US$500.

Here’s a picture of her at the launch at The Whisper Lounge at the Grove in Los Angeles, where she wore a gorgeous Rachel Roy dress with Christian Louboutin shoes.

So, if you want to be like Kim and have £21,000 or so to spare, here’s the Rolex Mens 18k Rose Gold President Rose Diamond Dial.

Or, for less than £200, here’s the Michael Kors Mk5055 Ladies Sport Champagne Dial & Gold Plated Bracelet Watch.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Voice judge Jessie J wears Swatch Rebel watches

Jessie J wears Swatch New Gent Rebel watches in the official music video for her 2011 hit Who’s Laughing Now. The most prominent of these is the Swatch Gents Brown Rebel Watch SUOC700 – though actually it looks black with pink detailing – as well as versions in purple, pumpkin and pink.

The singer and now star of BBC television’s The Voice UK is apparently being touted as a possible future judge for the US version of X Factor after impressing Simon Cowell. But for now she is generating headlines after a spat with fellow Voice judge will.i.am.

As Swatch put it at the time of her Who’s Laughing Now video in 2011:
Since bursting onto the international pop scene in late 2010, with her debut single, Do It Like A Dude, Essex-born singer-songwriter Jessie J has rapidly proved herself to be a genuine 21st century musical sensation. Talented, feisty and fun, she has since notched five million sales for her succession of single releases globally, as well as 1.1 million sales for her debut album,Who You Are. The single Price Tag hit the number one spot in nineteen countries. All of this is even more impressive when you consider that she is still only 23 years old!

Jessie is not only known for her music, though. Her own distinctive sense of style - topped off with that trademark glossy black bob hairstyle - has made her a much-copied icon among her fans around the world. Proving she is totally fearless when it comes to fashion, Jessie recently transformed the colour of her hair to a vibrant shade of purple, showing she is more than willing to experiment with her looks!

She now further demonstrates what great taste she has, by wearing the Swatch New Gent collection in the video for her eagerly anticipated new single, Who’s Laughing Now. The video had 1 million views on Youtube in one day!  The single is the fourth track to be released from Jessie’s debut album, Who You Are, and looks set to match the massive success of her previous releases. With a Swatch worn proudly on her wrist, Jessie J makes it clear - through her music and her image - that she is having the time of her life right now!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Buzz Aldrin's Omega: first watch on the moon

What was the first match to be worn on the surface of the moon? The Omega Speedmaster worn by Buzz Aldrin, who followed Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong down the ladder while wearing the only watch to be approved by NASA for extra-vehicular activity (or EVA).

More than 40 years on, Aldrin still wears an Omega Speedmaster Professional 3570.50.00. Today’s model features a steel case, black dial and 42mm diameter case, along with a tachymeter. The watch is manually wound.

You can read why NASA (and later the Russian space programme) opted for the Speedmaster here on the Omega website.

But why was the first watch on the moon worn by the second man to walk there, and not by mission commander Neil Armstrong? Well, Armstrong opted to leave his own Omega Speedmaster inside the lunar module as the module’s clock had malfunctioned.

Sadly, Aldrin’s speedmaster went missing while being shipped to the Smithsonian Institute, but wouldn’t that one be worth a fortune if you could find it.

The photo above of Buzz Aldrin was taken aboard Apollo 11 by Neil Armstrong and shows him wearing the famous watch. It comes courtesy of NASA.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Total Recall official trailer features D&G's Kate Beckinsale

Sexy Kate Beckinsale is back in the news with the launch of the official Total Recall trailer. As we previously reported here on Celebrity Watches, Beckinsale wears a Dolce & Gabanna wristwatch.

In her latest role, Kate not only gets to play the bad guy, she also gets to kick butt in a very physical film. Total Recall also stars Colin Farrell and Jessica Biel. It gets its American release on 3 August 2012.

Total Recall is based on the Philip K. Dick short story, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.
The film tells the story of factor worker Douglas Quaid (Farrell) who is married to a beautiful wife (Beckinsale), but decides to take a vacation from his life by turning to Rekall, a company that turns your dreams into real memories. The procedure doesn't go well and Douglas becomes a hunted man who teams up with a rebel fighter (Jessica).

Golfer girl Michelle Wie wears Omega watches

Professional golfer Michelle Wie has been an Omega brand ambassador since 2006. The hot American sportswoman wears a Constellation Quartz 35mm  featuring a blue face inlaid with diamonds and steel case.

The Omega Constellation Quartz 35 mm costs around £1,700 if you fancy one for yourself or your girlfriend.

Honolulu-born Wie was a child prodigy in the golfing world. Aged 10, she became the youngest player to qualify for a USGA amateur championship. Wie was also the youngest winner of the US Women's Amateur Public Links and the youngest to qualify for a LPGA Tour event. She turned pro shortly before her 16th birthday in 2005.

Michelle Wie’s official website lists a whole load of “partners” she promotes. They are:  Nike, Omega Watches, Kia Motors, McDonalds,Sime Darby, and Zengyro Energy Bands, and you can buy ZG bands and pendants through her shop.

George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and a couple of astronauts

George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford, Zhang Ziyi, James Bond, Daniel Craig, Abhishek Bachchan, Buzz Aldrin, Eugene A Cernan, Michael Phelps, Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia, Michelle Wie: what do they have in common?

They are all brand ambassadors for Omega watches – each associated with a specific watch appropriate to them. So, for example, Nicole Kidman gets the DeVille Ladymatic, while astronaut Eugene A Cernan gets the Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch.

More on each of these to come…