On May 9, 2019, the famous Swiss watch brand Omega (OMEGA) held a grand commemorative event at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA, to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first successful moon landing on the moon. The brand joined forces with renowned actor, Omega celebrity ambassador George Clooney, NASA retired astronaut Charlie Duke, and Thomas Stafford. Let’s celebrate this great moment in the history book.
(From left) Jean-Francis Griffin, Terry Fitz, Nicole Stott, Thomas Stafford, George Clooney, Charlie Duke, James Lagan, Ann Shiwen
On the day of the event, guests and astronaut guests had extensive and in-depth exchanges on the topic of space exploration. Omega ‘Golden Hour’ Dinner at Saturn V (Saturn V)
Held under the launch vehicle cabin, the elaborately presented event scene was full of space-themed elements, which surprised the guests. Omega Celebrity Ambassador George Clooney and wife Amal Clooney
Clooney), and legendary astronauts Charlie Duke and Thomas Stafford also staged their congratulations.
George Clooney and Thomas Stafford share their experience of exploring space on stage
Raynald Aeschlimann, the brand’s global president and chief executive officer, is deeply honored that the Omega Speedmaster participated in the first human mission to the moon and accompanied the astronauts to the moon. Speaking of Omega’s spirit of space exploration, he said: ‘It is a great feat to be able to ascend to another planet, which is undoubtedly worthy of celebration and tribute!’
Although Omega Celebrity Ambassador George Clooney was a compelling guest on the evening of the event, he said that the great astronauts were the well-deserved protagonists. ‘I am very honored to be with the heroes who successfully implemented the Apollo Project. Together, I pay tribute to them. ‘
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Later, Thomas Stafford and Charlie Duke also appeared on the stage and shared with George Clooney their precious memories of their space exploration experience. Thomas Stafford has performed 4 NASA missions and served as commander of Apollo 10, completing the last lunar orbit mission before the first human landing on the moon. Charlie Duke was a flight cabin correspondent at the Apollo 11 Ground Control Center
(CAPCOM) and Apollo 16 lunar module pilots, and successfully landed on the moon.
George Clooney and Charlie Duke share their experience of exploring space on stage
An important participant in the Apollo Project, Charlie Duke recalled the pioneering spirit of that era. Speaking of that exciting time, he said that the success of the task is inseparable from the team’s hard work and persistence. ‘Our goal is directly to the moon, but we never think success is right. We have always been down-to-earth, and we have finally accomplished this feat.’
Thomas Stafford, former commander of Apollo 10, shared the lunar surface that made him ‘unfamiliar but familiar’ with him and proudly said, ‘I am very honored to carry out Apollo 10 mission for For the first time, humans have successfully contributed to the moon. ‘
The evening was also attended by many distinguished individuals who made extraordinary contributions to space exploration, including NASA retired astronaut and artist Nicole Stott, former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts), Jean-François Clervoy, retired astronaut of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA, selects and tests James Ragan, a former NASA engineer who is responsible for selecting and testing the lunar watch.
An Shiwen and George Clooney at the Omega ‘Golden Hour’ Dinner
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon, Omega released the 50th anniversary limited edition watch of the Speedmaster series ‘Apollo 11.’ Watch case diameter 42 mm with Moonshine
Made of 18K gold. Moonshine
18K gold is a new alloy material whose unique color is inspired by the moonlight in the deep night sky. Compared to traditional yellow 18K gold, Moonshine
18K gold has a more lasting color and luster, which is timeless. The new watch draws on the history of the moon landing as a design inspiration, combines modern and innovative materials, and is equipped with the new Omega 3861 manual winding to the Observatory movement, equipped with a coaxial escapement system, Si14 silicon balance spring, the main plate and other plates Moonshine
18K gold-plated, with Burgundy red markings.