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9 October 2013

OMEGA premieres Planet Ocean in London

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On Wednesday 9th October, Swiss watchmaker OMEGA hosted an exclusive screening of Yann Arthus Bertrand’s most recent environmental film, Planet Ocean, in a private gallery in the heart of Soho. He and Michael Pitiot directed the documentary with support from OMEGA. The event also included a photographic showcase of images taken by the acclaimed filmmaker/ecologist.

The stunning gallery space was taken over for the evening to create a Planet Ocean experience for invited guests. The Planet Ocean cinema allowed the invited guests to take time from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and to look at the ocean in new ways, thanks to the incredible aerial and underwater cinematographers, oceanographers and biologists whose work offers a fresh perspective of the world’s oceans. The remarkable documentary is a feast for the senses that encourages viewers to consider conservation and stewardship as responsibilities shared by everyone on Earth.


 
Guests enjoyed studying the selection of photographs captured from the film in the exhibition area. The thirteen images displayed demonstrated the unique creativity that Yann Arthus-Bertrand has become known for, a selection of stunning landscapes filled with extraordinary colour and life, showing the beauty of the Earth. Invited guests at the event included London-based VIP media and friends of the OMEGA brand. 


To accompany the launch of the project, OMEGA has created the GoodPlanet Planet Ocean watch – a striking timepiece that continues OMEGA’s heritage of creating some of the world’s best-known diving watches, including the iconic Marine which, when it was launched in 1932, was the world’s first watch created specifically for divers.  OMEGA has committed a portion of the proceeds from the Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M GoodPlanet to help preserve the mangroves and seagrasses in Indonesia, and to educate the local population about conserving these important resources.

 

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OMEGA funded Planet Ocean and commissioned acclaimed photographer, filmmaker and environmentalist Yann Arthus Bertrand and co-producer, Michael Pitiot, along with the non-profit organisation, GoodPlanet, to create a film with the goal of raising awareness for protecting the oceans. This partnership, formed in 2011, has helped call attention to the beauty and majesty of the oceans, the dangers they face and the importance of preserving and appreciating these natural resources.

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