It’s Speedy Tuesday! We are all familiar with the official ambassadors of the Omega brand. Big names like George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Rory McIlroy, Buzz Aldrin, Eugene Cernan, Michael Phelps and a few more are wearing Omega watches as part of their image or job. Nothing strange here, as many watch brands work with official ambassadors to create awareness for both their profession or branch as well as their watches of choice.
If you are like the Fratellowatches-team, you will probably like the non-official ambassadors a bit better. (Famous) People that have picked a certain watch for a reason other than sponsorship or ambassadorship. We really can enjoy seeing some actors, singers, car racers being into watches just like us… normal people
Our colleagues/partners from Chronos magazine did a special edition of their watch magazine dedicated to design. This magazine discusses types of design, how icons are being created, interviews with in-house watch designers and an interview with BMW’s Head of Design Adrian van Hooydonk. This Dutchman leads the entire BMW Design Group (500 people) who are responsible for the design of BMWs, Minis and Rolls Royces. The interview mainly discusses his work on the new BMW i8 and i3 e-cars but also about watches. As you can see above, Adrian van Hooydonk has a great taste, wearing this 1973 Speedmaster 125 (we did a write up here) that was introduced for the 125th anniversary of the Omega Watches company.
P.S. Don’t forget to sign up for the most exciting Speedmaster event ever, hosted by Fratellowatches and Omega SA in the Space Expo, ESA-ESTEC’s official visitor’s center. More information and registration here. Only limited availability, so act quick!