Tribute To The 50th Anniversary Of The First Human Landing On The Moon

On July 19, 2019, the famous Swiss watchmaking brand OMEGA held a ‘Golden Hour’ dinner in Shanghai to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. Jean-Claude Monachon, Omega’s Vice President of Product Development and Customer Service, and Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, joined forces with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA space shuttle Jean-Fran Jean-François Clervoy celebrated this great moment together with the guests.

Omega Hosts ‘Golden Hour’ Grand Celebration in Shanghai

    Entering the meticulously arranged dinner scene, people feel like walking through the space-time tunnel, and they are in the vast universe. What is even more amazing is that the model of the ‘Eagle’ lunar lunar module planned by Apollo was specially presented at the scene. The lunar module, which covers an area of ​​nearly 100 square meters and weighs 1.2 tons, impressed the guests. The ‘Eagle’ lunar module played a vital role in the human mission to the moon. Like the Omega Speedmaster, it had landed on the moon six times.

(From left) Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, Jean-François Clervoy and Omega, former astronauts of the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA space shuttle missions Group photo of Jean-Claude Monachon, vice president of product development and customer service

     Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, extended a warm welcome to the guests. He said: ‘The Omega Speedmaster professional chronographs have a unique position in the history of human space exploration. It is the pride of everyone in the Omega brand to be able to participate in the first human mission to the moon and accompany astronauts to the moon. ‘

Omega Hosts ‘Golden Hour’ Grand Celebration in Shanghai

    Monachan, vice president of product development and customer service at Omega, shared with you how Omega Speedmaster watches have evolved from watches specifically designed for racing drivers to become an important timing device for the moon landing program. He said: ‘The Speedmaster started on the track and was built in the sky. After being subjected to a series of extremely rigorous tests by NASA, including high temperature, impact, vibration, vacuum, high pressure, corrosion, humidity, noise and more than 10 In an environment that challenged the limits of the watch, only the Speedmaster watch successfully passed the test and became the only designated watch for all manned space flight missions of NASA. ‘

Former astronaut Jean-François Clewa of ESA and NASA space shuttle mission shares space exploration experience

    The wonderful appearance of retired astronaut Jean-François Clewa became the climax of the dinner. He shared important memories of his space exploration experience with the guests. Speaking of the importance of the watch in his space missions, he said: ‘Like other astronauts, I wear the Omega Speedmaster in space, which helps me to accurately control the time during the mission and keep it on the go. You can know the time of the ground command center. ‘

Omega Hosts ‘Golden Hour’ Grand Celebration in Shanghai

   Fifty years ago, humans set foot on the surface of the moon for the first time, and have forever changed the course of human history. As Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon, the Omega Speedmaster became the first in the world and the only wrist that has ever landed on the moon. table. As the only designated watch approved to participate in all manned space flight missions of NASA, the Speedmaster watch has participated in all 6 successful moon landings of human beings to date, as well as many other important moments in space exploration. These glorious journeys have also brought The brand is constantly inspiring. To this day, the Omega Speedmaster is still the designated equipment of astronauts and space agencies in many countries, and one of the permanent equipment of the International Space Station.

A tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon, the Omega golden astronaut giant sculpture exhibition landed in Jing’an Temple, Shanghai

    In addition to the ‘Golden Hour’ dinner, Omega also hosted golden astronaut giant sculpture exhibitions in famous landmarks across the country to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. Omega golden astronaut giant sculptures have successively landed in Beijing, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, Harbin and other cities from mid-July. Omega hopes that through the golden astronaut giant sculpture exhibition, more people will pay attention to and participate in the development of human spaceflight.

     The journey of universe exploration is endless. Under the guidance of the pioneering spirit, I believe that the Omega Speedmaster will continue to witness more extraordinary legends in the near future.


Omega Speedmaster ‘Apollo 11’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

     To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon, Omega has released the 50th anniversary limited edition watch of the Speedmaster series ‘Apollo 11’, which draws inspiration from the history of the moon landing and incorporates modern technology and innovative materials. The Moonshine 18K gold model is based on the Superalloy All-Golden Moon Memorial Watch presented to astronauts by Omega at the Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner in 1969, but the materials and movement are fully upgraded. The case diameter is 42 mm and is made of the brand’s new alloy Moonshine 18K gold. Its unique color is inspired by the moonlight in the deep night sky. Compared to the traditional yellow 18K gold, Moonshine 18K gold is softer and retro in color, not easy to oxidize, and the gloss is more durable.

   The other 42mm case is made of stainless steel with a Moonshine 18K gold bezel and is polished. At 11 o’clock on the dial, Moonshine’s 18K gold hour marker is applied to pay tribute to Apollo 11 mission. The 9 o’clock Moonshine 18K gold dial, with blackening and laser engraving technology, presents the pattern of Buzz Aldrin about to set foot on the moon. The back of the case is laser-engraved to mark the footprints left by astronauts on the moon.
    Both watches are equipped with the new Omega 3861 manual-winding Zhizheng Observatory movement, equipped with a coaxial escapement system, with a stop-second function, and use Omega’s innovative anti-magnetic material. Its precision, anti-magnetic and overall performance have reached the ultimate Higher standards required by the observatory certification.