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25 November 2014

OMEGA welcomes Dr. Buzz Aldrin to São Paulo


On Tuesday, November 25, Swiss watchmaker OMEGA held an exclusive event celebrating the OMEGA Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon with famous astronaut and brand ambassador Dr. Buzz Aldrin. The two-part event included a media reception at the OMEGA Boutique in São Paulo located at Cidade Jardim Mall followed by an exclusive private dinner at the Unique Hotel.

The private dinner reception was attended by Brazilian notables such as bloggers Cris Tamer and Luiz Mazzilli, who had the chance to talk with Dr. Aldrin about his partnership with OMEGA which has lasted more than 45 years. The legendary astronaut wore the OMEGA Speedmaster on the lunar surface on July 21st, 1969 during the landmark Apollo 11 space mission. The OMEGA Speedmaster became the first watch to be worn on the moon. The Speedmaster has been the official watch of NASA’s manned flight program since 1965. Since then, Dr. Aldrin has worn a large collection of OMEGA watches including the OMEGA Seamaster Diver which he wears on his deep sea diving trips.

“I am reliving a lot of great memories tonight.” states Dr. Buzz Aldrin. “It is hard to believe that my long-time friends and colleagues Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and I were launched into space for the Apollo 11 mission more than 45 years ago.”

More details about the Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon" can be found by following this link.