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20 June 2017

Starmus medal winners receive OMEGA Speedmasters

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OMEGA presented three unique Speedmaster watches to the winners of this year’s Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication at the 2017 Starmus Festival in Trondheim, Norway.

Pioneering musician Jean-Michel Jarre, astrophysicist and writer Neil deGrasse Tyson and the executive producers of the hit television series The Big Bang Theory, each received a specially-created OMEGA Speedmaster along with the festival’s major accolade.

 

The Starmus Festival, a combination of science, art and music, helps the general public understand and appreciate science. Since 2011, it has included performances and presentations from astronauts, cosmonauts, Nobel Prize winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music.

The 18K yellow gold watch presented to the winners, the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Chronograph 42 mm, is distinguished by its unique caseback which includes the words “WINNER OF THE STEPHEN HAWKING MEDAL FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION”, as well as a laser-engraved medallion that follows the exact design of the medal itself. This includes the Starmus logo and images of Alexei Leonov during the first human spacewalk and the “Red Special” guitar of Queen’s Brian May. The watch is driven by OMEGA's calibre 1861, virtually the same hand-wound movement that powered the timepieces NASA’s astronauts wore on the Moon.

The Starmus Festival, a combination of science, art and music, helps the general public understand and appreciate science. Since 2011, it has included performances and presentations from astronauts, cosmonauts, Nobel Prize winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music.

OMEGA announced its partnership with the distinguished science festival earlier this year at a special press conference in London.

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