Oct 062010

Buzz Aldrin signing Omega watches

Buzz Aldrin wore an Omega watch on the Moon

Omega symbolises accomplishment and perfection – qualities that have been inherent in every Omega watch since the company’s foundation in 1848.

Omega has always been driven by its pioneering spirit: six lunar landings; the first divers’ watch; the world’s only certified marine chronometer wristwatch.

No watch company in the world holds more records for accuracy.

On Tuesday 5th October 2010, OMEGA held an exclusive evening with astronaut and brand Ambassador Dr. Buzz Aldrin for a select group of VIP customers and celebrity guests at the OMEGA Boutique in Castlereagh Street in the heart of Sydney.

Dr. Aldrin has enjoyed a long association with OMEGA: when he stepped on to the lunar surface on the 20th of July 1969, the OMEGA Speedmaster chronograph strapped around his spacesuit became the first watch to be worn on the Moon.  Neil Armstrong had left his own Speedmaster aboard the Lunar Module to serve as a reliable backup to the craft’s electronic timing system.

At the exclusive event VIP customers and celebrity guests were treated to a Q&A session with Dr. Aldrin and well known journalist and TV personality Sarah Wilson.  Dr. Aldrin spoke of his memories of the 1969 mission which made him and Armstrong such an important part of the history of exploration.

Dr. Aldrin also spoke fondly about his partnership with OMEGA which has lasted over 40 years when he wore the OMEGA Speedmaster watch on the moon.  Since then he has worn a large collection of OMEGA watches including the OMEGA Seamaster Diver that he wears on his deep diving trips, which is a favourite past time of his.


 4:15 pm  Fashion, Watches

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