Celebrity Watch: May 16

It was a big weekend for celebrity-watching with major events like Maxim’s “Hot 100″ Party, The Cannes Film Festival and Kiss FM in LA’s annual Wango-Tango concert. Heres who we spotted out and about sporting some sexy wrist-wear-


Battle of the Brands: Omega vs. Breitling

Breitling is a brand of Swiss Watches produced by privately owned Breitling SA (originally founded by Léon Breitling in 1884). The watchmaker offers high-end Certified Chronometers designed primarily for aviation use. Breitling’s watches offer aviation functions, though their chronograph functions have become more of status symbols than practically applied tools. Notable models include the Super Avenger, the Emergency, the Chrono Avenger, Super Ocean and the Navitimer. Celebrity endorsers of the brand have included high-profile celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, John Travolta and, currently, Wayne Gretzky. Other noted fans of the brand include Man vs. Wild star- Bear Grylls and the Bentley automobile brand- demonstrating Breitling’s dual nature as both functional timepiece and emblem of status & luxury.

Omega is a Swiss luxury watchmaker based in Biel, Switzerland and owned by the Swatch Group (originally founded in1848 by Louis Brandt). Omega is one of the most known and recognized watches in the world. Notable series of models for women & men include the Seamaster, Speedmaster, Constellation and Deville. Omega is the choice watch for NASA and was worn by Buzz Aldrin as the first watch on the Moon in 1969. At the 2006 Olympic Summer Games, Omega was the official Time Keeping device (Swimmer Michael Phelps endorses the brand). Starting in 1995, James Bond switched from Rolex to Omega Watches (today, Bond star Daniel Craig acts as a brand ambassador for the watch company). Other famous Omega wearers (past and present) are JFK, Prince William, VP Joe Biden, George Clooney, Nicole Kidman and Cindy Crawford. We’ve also noted such celebrity Omega fans as Sofia Vergara, and Minka Kelly on the eRelyx blog.

So, now its your turn to voice your opinion. Which of these iconic brands do you prefer? Are you an Omega fan or do you favor Breitling over the rest? Vote today until Noon (EDT) on Friday, April 1, and don’t forget to check out the great inventory of Breitling and Omega watches for sale on eRelyx!


Brad Pitt Prefers Panerai

Actor.  Humanitarian. Heartthrob.  Husband.  Father.  (Was that corny, or what!?!)

Brad Pitt spent part of his weekend shopping at American Girl with his daughter Zahara.  If shopping at a doll store doesn’t confirm that he’s a devoted Dad, I don’t know what does. Check out all of the pics here.

It’s probably hard for a guy to look cool in a doll store, but Brad Pitt handled that task with ease.  Cool jeans?  Check.  Cool shades?  Check?  Cool hat? I guess – Tony Romo is wearing a newsboy hat these days too.  Cool watch?  Check.  Brad Pitt is sporting a Panerai Radomir Black Seal.

Brad Pitt seems like a pretty cool guy.  Which makes me wonder – Brad, do you want to be the eRelyx spokesperson?  We’re still waiting to hear back from Jennifer Aniston and Eva Longoria.  Let us know.  Thanks.

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(Photos by PR Photos and Panerai)