Omega’s well-traveled showcase of women’s watchmaking was launched with signature Omega style at a special cocktail party and dinner attended by international guests, members of the media and Oscar-winner Nicole Kidman, says the official release.
As per the release, welcoming Nicole Kidman to St. Petersburg, President and CEO of Omega Raynald Aeschlimann praised her “willingness to take risks to create something truly original” and went on to say, “There’s an obvious synergy between our friend and what we’re celebrating this evening. Nicole perfectly embodies the women OMEGA’s watchmakers had in mind when they started producing ladies’ timepieces over a century ago: talented, charming, witty and independent.”
Kidman graciously returned the compliment by saying, “It goes without saying that the watches in the exhibition are incredibly beautiful — works of art in fact. But when you consider how OMEGA set out to make precision watches for women, not just elegant decorations, well that’s also about having respect for women, and for me, that makes the watches even more exceptional.”
The talented actress, often seen on the red carpet wearing a vintage Omega timepiece, knows the watches well, having already attended two previous “Her Time” exhibitions in Milan and Shanghai. Paris and Sydney have also been stops on the “Her Time” world tour; and it’s not the first time the exhibition has been held in Russia. Omega’s celebration of women’s watchmaking opened at GUM in Moscow in 2016.
“Omega’s ‘Her Time’ exhibition displays Omega’s evolution of women’s timepieces and changing styles, from early Lepine pendants and the iconic Ladymatic, through to ‘secret jewellery watches’ and today’s latest creations. Among the brand’s most recent watches on display are the ‘De Ville Tresor,’ the ‘Seamaster Aqua Terra,’ and of course the legendary ‘Ladymatic.’ The watches are also complemented by examples of vintage artwork and classic Omega advertising, all of which show women in a variety of lifestyles and fashions through the years,” says the release.
The St. Petersburg event was attended by a host of Russian celebrities including fashion designer Igor Chapurin, singer Inna Malikova, actor Pavel Volya and his wife, gymnast and TV host Liasan Utiasheva, to name a few.
The exhibition is on view through September 12, 2018 at The Marble Palace, 5/1 Millionnaya Str., St. Petersburg.
Click on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition