OMEGA recently celebrated a true milestone: the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The event didn’t just mark humanity’s first successful ascent onto the lunar plane – it also established the Swiss watchmaker’s horological prowess as the first watch worn on the moon.
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The anniversary celebrations took place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, and was attended by a prestigious guest list comprising NASA veterans such as Charlie Duke and Thomas Stafford, as well as Omega brand ambassador and Hollywood A-Lister George Clooney.
During a special “Golden Moments” dinner that took place underneath the majestic Saturn 5 rocket, Omega president and CEO Raynald Aeschlimann commented, “It’s a huge achievement to land on another world. I can’t think of a better reason to raise a glass in tribute.”
Omega launched an exclusive Speedmaster in 18K Moonshine gold in celebration of the moon landing’s 50th anniversary. The 42mm watch sports a fairer golden tone compared to conventional yellow gold, but you can rest assured that the alloy’s luster won’t diminish as quickly over the years.
The watch is powered by a new movement: the Omega Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. The manual-winding Omega co-axial escapement movement features the trademarked Moonshine gold plated main plate and bridges, in addition to burgundy markings. The watch is limited to just 1,014 pieces.