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Nicole Kidman And OMEGA Celebrate The De Ville Butterfly In Seoul

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Nicole Kidman Unveils OMEGA De Ville Butterfly.

OMEGA celebrated the De Ville Butterfly wristwatches with its brand ambassador Nicole Kidman at a high-profile event at the elaborately decorated Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) in Seoul on Thursday, 2 October.

The Oscar-winning actress was joined by Swiss singer/songwriter Bastian Baker and OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart in the South Korean capital.

The DDP, which was designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid, has already established itself as one of Asia's most prestigious cultural addresses since opening earlier this year.

It is located in the centre of Dongdaemun, a historic district of Seoul.

The cultural centre had been elaborately decorated with floral and butterfly themes – in fact, the passage leading into the building was flanked by an incredible display of more than 21,000 white flowers, each on an individual mount and illuminated from within by a tiny light.

OMEGA president Stephen Urquhart welcomed invited guests and introduced Nicole Kidman, who has been an OMEGA brand ambassador since 2005.

The actress was warmly greeted by the audience when she took to the stage to chat about her relationship with OMEGA, her reaction to the De Ville Butterfly and her visit to Seoul.  

When Ms Kidman commented on the elaborate butterfly decorations in the hall, Mr Urquhart smiled and said, "We know how to do butterflies."

The guests reacted enthusiastically when the actress replied, "You know how to do watches!"

After dinner had been served, the evening's master of ceremonies Mark Juh announced a surprise guest, singer/songwriter Bastian Baker.

The Swiss pop star, who is one of OMEGA's newest brand ambassadors, performed an intimate concert, dedicating the final performance of the evening, "I'd Sing For You", to Nicole Kidman. 

Graced with a delicate butterfly design, the new OMEGA De Ville Prestige "Butterfly" is inspired by the beauty found in nature and is an enchanting addition to the Prestige collection.

The exquisite butterfly motif on the dial is inspired by Asian popular culture, which associates the delicate being with love and longevity.  

Article based on multiple sources: omegawatches.com, giganews.com, facebook, twitter, youtube, wikipedia.

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Nicole Mary Kidman, AC (born 20 June 1967) is an Australian actress, singer and film producer.

Kidman's breakthrough film role was in the 1989 thriller Dead Calm.

Following several films in the early 1990s, she came to worldwide recognition for her performances in Days of Thunder (1990), Far and Away (1992), and Batman Forever (1995).

She followed these with other successful films in the late 1990s.

Her performance in the musical Moulin Rouge! (2001) earned her second Golden Globe Award and first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

Her performance as Virginia Woolf in the drama film The Hours (2002) received critical acclaim and earned Kidman the Academy Award for Best Actress and Silver Bear for Best Actress at Berlin film festival.

Kidman's other notable films include To Die For (1995), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Others (2001), Cold Mountain (2003), Dogville (2003), The Interpreter (2005) and Australia (2008).

Her performances in Birth (2004) and The Paperboy (2012) earned her Golden Globe nominations for best actress and supporting actress, respectively.

Her performance in 2010's Rabbit Hole (which she also produced) earned Kidman further accolades, including a third Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.

In 2012, she earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role in Hemingway & Gellhorn.

Kidman has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 1994 and for UNIFEM since 2006.

In 2006, Kidman was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, and was also the highest-paid actress in the motion picture industry.

As a result of being born to Australian parents in Hawaii, Kidman has dual citizenship in Australia and the United States.

Kidman founded and owns the production company Blossom Films.

Omega SA is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

Britain's Royal Flying Corps chose Omega watches in 1917 as its official timekeepers for its combat units, as did the American army in 1918.

Omega watches were the choice of NASA and the first watch on the Moon in 1969.

Omega has been the official timekeeping device of the Olympic Games since 1932.

James Bond has worn it in films since 1995; other famous Omega wearers, past and present, include John F. Kennedy, Prince William, and Buzz Aldrin.

Omega is owned by the Swatch Group.

The selection of the "Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph" for American astronauts was the subject of a rivalry between Omega and Bulova.

All subsequent manned NASA missions also used this handwound wristwatch.

NASA started selecting the chronograph in the early 1960s.

Automatic chronograph wristwatches were not available until 1969.

Even so, all the instrument panel clocks and time-keeping mechanisms in the spacecraft on those space missions were Bulova Accutrons with tuning fork movements, because at the time NASA did not know how well a mechanical movement would work in zero gravity.