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Flying in a blue dream

by Michael Weare
27 January, 2011
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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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‘The eye sees things more clearly in dreams than the imagination awake’, said Leonardo da Vinci.

Omega has announced that it will work in cooperation with actor and brand ambassador Daniel Craig to support ORBIS International and its Flying Eye Hospital in the fight against preventable blindness. And to help the cause they have dreamed up a special watch – the beautiful Hour Vision Blue.

The watch has been created to celebrate the partnership, and Omega has guaranteed that at least US$1m from its sale will be donated to ORBIS, an organisation which delivers eye care to some of the world’s most remote and developing regions.

The Omega Hour Vision Blue wristwatch is a special edition of the stunning Hour Vision. It has a 360° see-through case-body which is set in a robust 41 mm stainless steel outer case. It comes equipped with Omega’s Co-Axial calibre 8500 movement which can be observed through sapphire crystal in the polished, screwed caseback. The Hour Vision Blue is water resistant to 10 bar / 100 metres / 330 feet.

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Adding distinction to the timepiece is its sun-brushed blue dial designed especially for the appropriately named Hour Vision Blue. It has 18 carat white gold faceted hour, minute and seconds hands coated with white Super-Luminova and features a date window at 3 o’clock. The Omega Hour Vision Blue is presented on a black leather strap.

James Bond actor Daniel Craig, who will be seen in action once more in the tentatively titled Bond 23 scheduled for release in 2012, is arranging a visit to ORBIS’ Flying Eye Hospital with Omega this year, he commented:

“I think that it’s important to do all that we can to draw attention to the invaluable work that ORBIS is doing. By visiting them in the field and seeing their team at work, I hope we will be able to make more people aware of the issue of preventable blindness and to let them know how much of a difference they can make. I’m delighted that Omega feels as strongly about this initiative as I do.”

Since it was founded in 1982, ORBIS has carried out programs in 88 countries to provide medical training, tools and technology for local partners to address the tragedy of avoidable blindness in their communities. As a result of ORBIS’ support, more than 12 million individuals have received medical care and more than a quarter of a million eye care professionals have been trained.

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Michael Weare has been a professional writer for 30 years, writing about Japanese technology, German and Italian cars, British tailoring and Swiss watches. Michael manages the editorial content of Click Tempus and will be keeping the magazine fresh and informative with regular features, as well as bringing great writers to the magazine. Email: michael@clicktempus.com

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  1. DINESH R MAKWANA

    Omega genuinely make beautiful watches and they also contribute heavily to the Olympic Games. The fact that they are so closely associated with the superb James Bond series is an added victory to its brand identity.The charity work is so,so impressive. Thoroughly recommended. Best Regards, Dinesh R Makwana

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