OMEGA welcomes Jesse Williams as a friend of the brand

Sporting one of the new Aqua Terra Shades 38mm models, Williams’ addition to the OMEGA family is another bright idea from the brand.

By Debbie Hathway

Actor, activist and entrepreneur Jesse Williams is the latest star to join the OMEGA family. While he is widely recognised for his portrayal of ‘Dr. Jackson Avery’ on ABC’s popular series “Grey’s Anatomy,” Jesse has also appeared in numerous TV shows and films throughout his career.

He recently starred alongside Reese Witherspoon in the Netflix romantic comedy “Your Place or Mine” and has just completed filming Season 3 of the popular series “Only Murders in the Building.”

Other notable mentions include roles in “The Cabin in the Woods”, “Little Fires Everywhere”, “Brooklyn’s Finest”, and “Secret Headquarters.” Jesse earned a Tony Award nomination for his Broadway debut in “Take Me Out” in 2022 and produced the Academy Award-winning short film “Two Distant Strangers” in 2021.

Beyond his accomplishments as an actor, Jesse is an activist and entrepreneur who embodies OMEGA’s values of excellence and success. He approaches every opportunity with passion and intellect while maintaining a distinctive sense of style. He is the youngest board member for two prominent organisations: Advancement Project, a leading civil rights advocacy group, and Sankofa.org, an arts and social justice organisation founded by Harry Belafonte. Jesse has also ventured into the entrepreneurial realm with successful mobile apps like the Webby Award-winning BLeBRiTY, Homeschooled, and Scholly, which has facilitated over $100 million in student scholarship connections.

Jesse wears the Seamaster Aqua Terra Shades 38mm watch in polished stainless steel with an Atlantic blue dial. The dial colours are part of an evolution of a collection that pays homage to OMEGA’s rich maritime heritage and celebrates the wearer’s individuality. Could there be a better match for Jesse’s mesmerising eye colour? We think not. The range includes Bay Green, Saffron, Sandstone and Terracotta, revealed earlier this year in OMEGA’s Every Shade of You campaign.

The dials are crafted from brass, sun-brushed outwards from the centre and given a layer of lacquer for extra depth. Rhodium-plated hands and indexes filled with white Super-LumiNova, and a date window positioned at 6 o’clock make up the elegant dial display.

Its symmetrical case encloses OMEGA’s Co-Axial Master Chronometer calibre 8800, which has earned the industry’s highest certification from the Swiss Federal Institute of Metrology (METAS). The polished and brushed bracelet has been redesigned with smaller, elegantly rounded links.

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