Celebrity Sensitivity: Rolex watches helped Owen Wilson overcome suicide

Wow. If this isn’t a blatant advertisement for Rolex watches, I don’t know what is:

Owen WilsonAfter a frightening suicide attempt in 2007, Rolex watches and benefits appeared to play an essential role in actor Owen Wilson’s recovery. On August 29, 2007, Time magazine reported: “speculation about his drug use, depression over his May break-up from Hudson and a recent fight with a friend have peppered the coverage of Wilson’s hospitalization. A People magazine cover story out Friday quotes a friend as saying: “Owen was very despondent. He slit his wrists. He almost did not make it.” It was a dark period in Wilson life, and Rolex played a key role in helping Owen regain his bearings and his success.

RolexAlthough Owen Wilson has worn a Rolex GMT Master in the popular films Wedding Crashers and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, he chooses to wear a Rolex Submariner in his everyday life. It is not surprising that he would make such a choice. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner originally was designed for diving and known for their resistance to water. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Swiss Watch Fair. Copied by other watchmakers, the Rolex Submariner is recognized as a classic, and one of the most widely recognized luxury products in the world. The Rolex Submariner is part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Professional line. After returning home from the hospital, Owen was captured by a photographer walking on the beach, wearing his Rolex Submariner. Later, he was seen riding his mountain bike in Santa Monica with the Rolex Submariner on his wrist. Obviously, the quality of a Rolex watch helped Owen realize and appreciate the quality of his own life.

If I had known that the answer to overcoming suicide was this easy, I could have avoided myself years of trouble.

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8 Comments

  1. darrel said,

    January 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I can see why your blog is so popular. I too have a blog on depression. What do you think of the idea of a web ring on depression?
    darrel
    http://www.hopefordepression.blogspot.com

  2. darrel said,

    January 13, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I can see why your blog is so popular. I too have a blog on depression. What do you think of the idea of a web ring on depression?
    darrel
    http://www.hopefordepression.blogspot.com

  3. K said,

    January 14, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    ummm … cause it’s hard to cut through the high quality wristband with your knife???

  4. January 14, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    @ K – LOL! Nice one!

  5. Polly said,

    January 19, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Wow. That article makes me want to vomit. I bet if Owen Wilson sees it, it will make him want to vomit, too.
    Marissa, even if the answer to overcoming suicide is this easy, we’re still pretty screwed, aren’t we? ‘Cause I know that I can’t afford a Rolex!

  6. January 19, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    True, Polly, true!

  7. July 3, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Wow what an interesting article. I guess knowing you are wearing a timepiece with the equivalent price of a small car on you wrist can bring happiness to just about anyone.

  8. Spike said,

    March 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Owen Wilson does not seem to wear his rolex in airplane …


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