George Clooney arrived by private jet on Mykonos, where he is expected to front an event promoting Omega’s Speedmaster watch, on Tuesday.
The American actor and filmmaker was seen exiting the VIP area of the Mykonos airport, before boarding a vehicle awaiting for him. He seemed in great spirits, chatting to the airport staff, and he remarked on the weather by looking at the blue sky over the cosmopolitan island.
Clooney arrived without his wife British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. After all, his visit to Mykonos is strictly for business. Local site Mykonoslive.tv captured his arrival on video:
It is not clear what event Omega, the Swiss Luxury Watch manufacturer, will organize on Mykonos. Everything is kept under wraps. A brief video uploaded on social media on Monday is not revealing any details.
George Clooney’s watch costs thousands
Last year, Clooney, along with and Hyun Bin, joined Omega to launch a campaign for the watchmaker’s Speedmaster collection. The brand launched its new Speedmaster ’57 pieces, comprising eight watches made from stainless steel with a slim, refined design and a vintage bracelet.
Omega’s Speedmaster is a collection that comes with quite a history. Introduced in 1957, it has been the companion ever since of the racing drivers for whom it was originally conceived, but also of anyone with an eye for smart, functional, timeless design.
When it was first launched, the watch met the high-performance needs of professional drivers with a range of features and attributes, including ease of use, perfect legibility and, in perhaps its most innovative touch, a tachymeter scale that adorns the bezel rather than the dial.
It is priced at $8,300 on leather and $8,600 on bracelet.
Clooney on the Parthenon Marbles
George Clooney is a vocal advocate for the return of the Parthenon Marbles to Greece. In a 2021 communication with Janet Suzman, chairwoman of the British Committee for the Reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, the Hollywood actor told Suzman:
“There are indeed many objects of historical value that must be returned to their original owners. However, none of them is as important as the Marbles of the Parthenon.”
In an interview with the British Sunday paper Observer he revealed how discussions he had with his wife Amal Alamuddin on the fate of the Parthenon Marbles while they were still dating helped forge a strong bond between them.
Alamuddin was acting for the government of Greece in support of their return from the British Museum.
Responding to Greek Reporter’s question back in 2015, Clooney said that it’s a matter of time for the Parthenon Marbles to be back home.
“I had expressed my opinion in the past, and it remains the same, that these pieces of art will be joined back together and it’s a matter of when and who does it.”