George Clooney was just a boy when his hero Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. Nearly 50 years later, the two legends of space and screen finally met. OMEGA was right there to capture the moment as they headed to the cinema to relive their personal memories.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions from Gemini to the current International Space Station program. When Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional, the chronograph that has been known as the Moonwatch ever since.
“I was eight years old and we looked through the telescope and I explained to my parents that I could see you guys walking on the moon at that point - which of course was impossible.”
THE MAN OF THE MOON
“My mother was born the year that the Wright brothers first flew. Marion Moon was her name.”
Buzz Aldrin, Astronaut and pioneer
A SALUTE TO THE SPEEDMASTER
Strap yourself in for a fantastic adventure as we look back at the Speedmaster's 60 year history, get to know its most famous fans and explore its extraordinary space legacy. A fitting tribute to our legendary chronograph, born in '57 and still going strong.
Our famous chronograph is close to the hearts – and wrists – of people from all walks of life.
In 2017, OMEGA is proudly celebrating 60 years of the Speedmaster. First known for its precision, strength and reliability, it’s incredible to think that this sports chronograph has now evolved to become an icon of space exploration and style.