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28 April 2003

Winner of Bond competition announced

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Prestige Swiss watch manufacturer OMEGA today marked the end of its promotional activities surrounding the 20th Bond movie "Die Another Day" by drawing the winner of its James Bond competition. Web surfers from all over the world worked their way through a fiendish two-round quiz for the chance to win the OMEGA Seamaster Professional watch that was actually worn by Pierce Brosnan during the filming of the latest Bond adventure.

A staggering 60,000 entries were registered for the competition on OMEGA's Internet site, by far surpassing all expectations. Some 3000 of these entrants were able to single themselves out as true Bond fans by correctly answering all the questions, which covered all aspects of Bond trivia stretching back to the very first movie. OMEGA President Stephen Urquhart drew the winning names at the company's head office in Bienne. The lucky winner, Mr Mark Rawlings from Helsinki, can look forward to receiving the Seamaster Professional worn by Bond-actor Pierce Brosnan during the filming of "Die Another Day" at a special ceremony in his home country. Even without the special gadgets Bond relies on, the standard Seamaster divers' watch features such as water resistance to 300 metres, unidirectional turning bezel, helium escape valve and official chronometer certification make this unique prize the ideal timepiece for all conditions.



Mrs Adamadia Psychogiou from Tripolis, Greece, wins the second prize - an OMEGA weekend travel bag and Mrs Dvořáková from Mariá¡nská Lá¡zná in the Czech Republic wins the third prize of an OMEGA briefcase. Runners-up prizes of OMEGA notepads and pens will be awarded to the 4th to 100th names drawn.

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