Paying tribute to Omega's legacy in space exploration, Omega's “Lost in Space” event provided a sensory experience to the audience. Hosted by Professor Brian Cox at London's Tate Modern, the event saw Buzz Aldrin appear on stage in his spacesuit, after 48 years.
The event was also honored by the presence of renowned actor, George Clooney. A dedicated follower of the Speedmaster and the a huge fan of space explorations, the collection holds a special place in his heart.
“Speedmasters were a big part of my growing up. My uncle and my father, we all had them because it was such a big part of the moon landing. And it was huge in our lives. My father gave me, as my graduation present, a Speedmaster. There’s every reason to love them because they’re elegant watches. But I also love them because of the history”, he said.
The Omega Speedmaster was the first watch ever worn on the moon, as a part of the Apollo 11 1969 mission. Resting on Buzz Aldrin's wrist at the time, the original model was the first watch in the world with its tachymeter scale on the bezel.
Omega paid tribute to the “Last Man on the Moon” with the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Apollo XVII”. Limited to 72 pieces, the watch commemorates the 45th anniversary of the final moon landing in 1972.
Available in a polished blue ceramic dial, the 42mm 18K gold case features a polished blue ceramic bezel with its tachymeter scale in Omega Ceragold™. The hour-minute “moon” hands are coated in Super-Luminova.
The “05:34 GMT” is printed in red, indicating the final step which was made on the moon, and the 9 o'clock has a gold representation of the God Apollo, the moon, and the number 17.
The caseback is engraves with “45th Anniversary”, “Limited Edition” and a unique number, and is mounted with a central 18k white gold Apollo XVII medallion with an embossed eagle, “APOLLO XVII” and “a tribute to Gene Cernan”.