The renowned Swiss watchmaker that has built the reputation of favorite James Bond’s watch brand appointed a French actress, Bérénice Marlohe, as the newest brand ambassador. The Eurasian beauty plays glamorous and enigmatic Severin in the 23rd Bond film Skyfall, alongside with Daniel Craig who has already deserved the place in the first line of Omega’s ambassadors, by promoting the brand’s watches in his roles of the world’s most famous secret agent.
Bérénice Marlohe was promoted as the brand’s latest ambassador at the opening of the new Omega’s boutique in Venice. The French actress was speaking about the most important acting role in her carrier, rather than about her new role in the Omega’s family. Thus, we still do not know which models Bérénice Marlohe will promote. Since her partner in the movie Skyfall, Daniel Craig, wears the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600m in each of his three Bond movies (read the reviews of the new James Bond’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Skyfall watch and Omega Bond 007 Watches), it would not be a surprise seeing glamorous Bérénice with some of luxurious sporty watches from the Ladies’ Seamaster Collection.
This is not the first time that the Bond girl is connected with the famous Swiss brand. Caterina Murino showed up in Casino Royale with a blue Omega’s model, while Olga Kurylenko formally promoted the Seamaster Planet Ocean James Bond Watch that Daniel Craig wore in Quantum of Solace. Since these are men’s timepieces, it would be nice to see the first ladies’ Omega in a Bond film.
Speaking about her role of Séverine in the James Bond film to be released in November, Bérénice said that she had been described by writers and director as glamorous and enigmatic. “For me, enigmatic is very important because I wanted to create a character that couldn’t be stereotyped. It should not be obvious immediately what kind of person she is”, said Ms Marlohe. “Daniel Craig has added something special with James Bond – he’s both tough and vulnerable and it’s not always clear what he’s thinking. I want to do the same thing with Séverine – she’s not just on the screen to be saved by Bond.”
This year, Omega has marked 50 years since the first movie about stylish spy by releasing Limited Edition of the Seamaster Professional James Bond 50th Anniversary Watch.