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5 February 2004

Exhibition - De la Terre à la Lune - Boutique Paris


Prestige Swiss watchmaker OMEGA celebrated the 35th anniversary of the Moon Landing . The Parisian Omega Boutique welcomed more than 120 guests, afficionados of the brand and press members, for the kick off of the Speedmaster Exhibition " De la Terre a la Lune " which showcases vintage and original pieces from the Omega museum in Biel, as well as the famous Speedmaster Mission Patches Series. <br/>In its stylish premises, OMEGA presents its entire watch collection and offers watch fans a complete resource on the brand.

Opened in September 2001, the Omega store in Paris was the third exclusive OMEGA store in the world and the second in France, after the first store was opened in Cannes. Today Omega is present throughout the world with 9 exclusive Boutiques.

To celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Moon landing, Frederic Bondoux, Omega Brand Manager for the French market, officially opened the Speedmaster exhibition which showcases, as a tribute to the close relationship between OMEGA and space exploration, fascinating items like original and rare pieces of Speedmaster " The Moon watch ", as well as the OMEGA models selected by NASA for the Apollo, Gemini and Spacelab missions, a spacesuit and a piece of genuine moon rock.

To start the event, Marco Richon, curator of the Omega museum in Biel, made a presentation of the extraordinay legend of the Speedmaster and its association with the field of space exploration, in front of more than 120 guests.

Also showcased is a retrospective of Speedmaster advertisements since 1957.

The Omega Boutique, rue de la Paix, not only offers a comprehensive overview of the brand and its watch models, but also has an in-house master watchmaker who can offer competent service and professional advice. Like all other OMEGA stores worldwide, the new store in Paris acts as a centre for information, service and permanent dialogue with the brand.

The exhibition will be open from February 5th until the end of the month at the OMEGA Boutique, 7 rue de la Paix, , Monday to Saturday from 10.30 am to