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George Clooney cuts a fine figure as he hits the Omega Masters golf course in Switzerland

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George Clooney cut a fine figure as guest of honor at the Omega Masters tournament at the Crans-sur-Sierre golf club in Switzerland on Saturday.

The 61-year-old actor and ambassador for the luxury watch brand looked stylish in a black suit as he joined other stars for a photo shoot.

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George layered the jacket over a dark shirt which he wore open at the neck, while wearing one of Omega’s most expensive watches.

Smarty pants: George Clooney, 61, cut a sleek figure as he hit the golf course as guest of honor at the star-studded Omega Masters tournament in Switzerland on Saturday

The star swept his salt and pepper locks to one side as he also sported a neatly trimmed beard.

The Omega European Masters is one of golf’s most prestigious competitions and is held annually in the Swiss Alps.

Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA, said: “We have been the title sponsor of this mountain golf tournament for 21 years, but this is the first time we have welcomed George here. He brought real star quality to the occasion.”

Relaxed: The actor then changed into a more relaxed outfit as he looked through the brand's latest Speedmaster '57 campaign, in which he stars, before hitting the golf course

Relaxed: The actor then changed into a more relaxed outfit as he looked through the brand’s latest Speedmaster ’57 campaign, in which he stars, before hitting the golf course

On the course: The Up In The Air actor donned a smart navy polo shirt which he paired with checkered trousers and comfy soles

On the course: The Up In The Air actor donned a smart navy polo shirt which he paired with checkered trousers and comfy soles

Taking the stage himself, George told the audience: “I understand why OMEGA loves it here [Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club] so many’.

“This brand always does everything to the highest standards, and in terms of tournament golf, I can’t think of a better location or title host.” I am delighted to share this special moment with them.

The Up In The Air actor then changed into a more casual outfit as he browsed through the brand’s latest Speedmaster ’57 campaign, in which he stars, before hitting the golf course.

Man of the Hour: George (left) was honored by OMEGA Chairman and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann (right)

Man of the Hour: George (left) was honored by OMEGA Chairman and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann (right)

Balls!  Rayland (left) told the audience: 'We have been the title sponsor of this mountain golf tournament for 21 years, but this is the first time we have welcomed George (right) here.  He brought true star quality to the occasion

Balls! Rayland (left) told the audience: ‘We have been the title sponsor of this mountain golf tournament for 21 years, but this is the first time we have welcomed George (right) here. He brought true star quality to the occasion

He donned a smart navy polo shirt which he paired with plaid pants and comfy sneakers.

George went on to say, “My dad always wore an OMEGA. It was the pinnacle of the class. When I started working with OMEGA 20 years ago, I went to his attic and found him, wound him up and it worked. I started with that, and the ’57 is just a nice watch.’

The Oscar-winning actor appeared in his element, shielding his eyes behind designer glasses, as he cheered on the players as they battled for the coveted title.

Love it: The Oscar winner appeared in his element, shielding his eyes behind designer glasses, as he cheered on the players as they battled for the coveted title

Love it: The Oscar winner appeared in his element, shielding his eyes behind designer glasses, as he cheered on the players as they battled for the coveted title

Stars: (LR) George, actor Glen Powell, Nina Dobrev, Shaun White and Paul Wesley

Stars: (LR) George, actor Glen Powell, Nina Dobrev, Shaun White and Paul Wesley

Gorgeous: Actress Nina looked lovely in a plaid suit that featured an oversized sleeve as she stuffed her belongings into a black Chanel bag (pictured with partner Shaun White)

Gorgeous: Actress Nina looked lovely in a plaid suit that featured an oversized sleeve as she stuffed her belongings into a black Chanel bag (pictured with partner Shaun White)

Lovebirds: American actor Glen Powell posed with his partner Jehane-Marie Paris

Lovebirds: American actor Glen Powell posed with his partner Jehane-Marie Paris

The internationally acclaimed golf competition, played on the same course for the 75th time in 2022, has seen winners like Scotsman Colin Montgomerie and England’s Lee Westwood.

Olympic Games snowboarder Shaun White alongside his partner, actress Nina Dobrev, was also present at the star-studded event.

The brunette beauty looked lovely in a plaid suit that featured an oversized sleeve as she tucked her belongings into a black Chanel bag.

Memories: George (left) told the audience: “My dad always wore an OMEGA.  It was the epitome of class'

Memories: George (left) told the audience: “My dad always wore an OMEGA. It was the epitome of class’

Dapper: Blackish actor Anthony Anderson looked smart in a plaid suit with he teamed up with trainers

Dapper: Blackish actor Anthony Anderson looked smart in a plaid suit with he teamed up with trainers

Pals: Paul Wesley (left) cut a relaxed figure as he joined pal Shaun White (right) for snaps in the sun at the event

Pals: Paul Wesley (left) cut a relaxed figure as he joined pal Shaun White (right) for snaps in the sun at the event

Paul Wesley and the Blackish actor also made an appearance. Antonio Anderson.

Held at the Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club from August 25 to 28, the OMEGA Masters is considered one of the sporting highlights of the year.

Originally called the Swiss Open when it was first played in 1923, the high altitude competition has remained at the same location since 1939, making it the oldest golf tournament in Europe to be played on the same route every year.

Hole in one?  The Omega European Masters is one of golf's most prestigious competitions and is held annually in the Swiss Alps (Matt Wallace of Great Britain pictured)

Hole in one? The Omega European Masters is one of golf’s most prestigious competitions and is held annually in the Swiss Alps (Matt Wallace of Great Britain pictured)

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