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Exploring Space with Omega

  By   Aug 6th 2012 at 12:00PM Lifestyle RATED


Dr Buzz Aldrin
Swiss watchmaker Omega is probably the only watchmaker whose watches have travelled from the greatest depths to the greatest heights. Known for its pioneering spirit, the brand has been associated with many great personalities. One such association is that with Dr Aldrin.

Dr Aldrin was the pilot of the first manned lunar landing. An Omega brand ambassador since 2009, he was also the second man to walk on the surface of the moon. On March 1, 1965, Dr Aldrin, stepped on to the moon with the Omega Speedmaster on his wrist. Forty-seven years later, he recounted his adventures to guests at the Omega House.

Dr Aldrin revealed at the event that the true value of Apollo is the amazing story of innovation and teamwork that went into overcoming all the obstacles to reach the moon. “Apollo is the story of people at their best, working together for a common goal. We started with a dream, and we can do these kinds of things again,” he said. He was also emphatic in conveying how fortunate he was to have been in the right place at the right time.

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From left to right: Eugene Cernan, Stephen Urquhart and Tom Stafford

Stephen Urquhart, President, Omega, expressed that one experienced a connection with what was arguably mankind’s most remarkable technological achievement, when they listen to Dr. Aldrin speak. They were later joined by Eugene Cernan and Tom Stafford, both of whom are Omega ambassadors as well. An ambassador since 2000, Cernan was not only the last man to explore the lunar surface, but also one of the few to have made the journey twice. Stafford was the commander of the first flight that circled the moon and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

With Chef Alejandro Diaz serving up an extensive gastronomic fare, and mixologist Helen Kublick at the bar, guests at the Omega House witnessed one starry afternoon.

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