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Best Omega’s Celebration of the 50th Anniversary

Omega must be very concerned that we may forget that Speedmaster was the first human watch on the moon – the brand has held so many celebrations that we are beginning to forget them. Just the other night, their top brand ambassador, George Clooney, attended the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the first of its kind. Buzz Aldrin made the replica watch history by landing on the moon in his famous Omega superwatch, albeit one step behind Neil Armstron. omega
Omega replica threw the latest bash celebrating the Moon landing at Florida’s famous Kennedy Space Center. The event consisted of a day of discussions surrounding a range of space-related subjects, followed by dinner served beneath an iconic Saturn V rocket like the type used by NASA to released lunar missions.
In addition to Clooney and his wife Amal, the head table was presided over by Omega CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann and astronauts General Thomas Stafford and Charlie Duke. Stafford is a veteran of four NASA space missions and commander of Apollo 10, the second mission to orbit the Moon; while Duke, the lunar module pilot for Apollo 16 in 1972, holds the title of being the 10th and youngest person to walk on the Moon.
“It’s a tremendous achievement to land on another world. I can’t think of a better reason to raise a glass in tribute” Aeschlimann said during the proceedings. “It’s a great pleasure to be here, and an honor,” Clooney chimed in. “I have enormous respect for the people who made the Apollo missions such a success.”
Recalling the amazing Apollo 11 mission of 1969, Duke commented that we were moving to the Moon, but we were also grounded, very realistic, and we never took success for granted, not once. And eventually Stafford, who did reconnaissance and evaluation of future landing sites for Apollo 11, stated that “it was a great honor for me to play my role in the successful mission that followed,” and noted the “alien yet familiar” qualities of the replica watches.
Actually, they weren’t the only NASA vets in attendance, Also on hand was astronaut and artist, Nicole Stott; NASA pilot and ISS commander, Terry Virts; ESA astronaut and NASA veteran, Jean-François Clervoy; and former NASA program manager and aerospace engineer, James Ragan – who first tested the Speedmaster and certified it for spaceflight.