On June 11, 2011, the famous Swiss watch brand OMEGA presented the theme watch exhibition ‘Moon Landing, Super Legend’ at Beijing Jinbaohui Shopping Center, with a full range of praises The Speedmaster Lunar Table pays tribute to all six human moon landing feats. Captain Eugene Cernan, the omega celebrity ambassador and the last astronaut walking on the moon, made a special trip to Beijing to unveil the watch exhibition. He also shared the legendary journey of the moon with his own experience and told the legend of the omega moon watch. .
Eugene Cernan shows off two Omega Speedmaster moon watches on his wrist
On July 21, 1969, humans landed on the moon for the first time. Omega became the first and only watch brand to land on the moon. The Omega Speedmaster series watches, which have been rigorously screened and tested by NASA, have earned the reputation of ‘Moon Watch’.
Omega Speedmaster, record the glorious history of human conquest of space
Omega has deep roots in human exploration of space. Omega Speedmaster professional watches have always been famous for landing on the moon.
In 1957, the Omega Speedmaster series wristwatches were first introduced. Their exterior style was masculine and bold, and time was easy to read.
In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster went through a rigorous testing process and eventually stood out. It was designated by NASA as the only watch approved to participate in all manned space flight missions and became one of the standard equipment for American astronauts. Today, more than 40 years after the Speedmaster, the Omega Speedmaster with every NASA manned space flight mission is still the only watch landing on the moon.
When Eugene Cernan landed on the moon, he was wearing this Speedmaster Moonwatch, and it is still accurate today.
At 2:56 GMT on July 21, 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface of the moon, realizing the great pioneering work of the first human landing on the moon. After 19 minutes, Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, and he was wearing the Omega Speedmaster, and the legend was born. Omega became the first watch to land on the moon, earning it the reputation of ‘the moon watch’.
The most legendary experience of the Speedmaster Moonwatch is the ‘help’ in the Apollo 13 mission. In the case of communication paralysis and darkness, the Omega Speedmaster Lunar Table assisted astronauts in accurately calculating the launch time of the rocket, so that the spacecraft could safely return to Earth. In recognition of the significant contribution of Speedmaster watches, NASA presented the highest honor ‘Snoopy Award’ to Omega. In 1972, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch witnessed the remarkable achievement of Apollo 17’s last landing on the moon and became the last watch to land on the moon. In 1975, the historic convergence of the American Apollo spacecraft and the Soviet Union spacecraft once again raised the reputation of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Series-at the height of the Cold War, Soviet astronauts also wore Omega Speedmaster watches!
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch records the brilliant feats of human conquest of the moon and history. It is the only piece of technical equipment approved for use on the space shuttle without any modification. Forty years later, the nature of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch has not changed. In order to highlight the new iconic status of this watch, the designers of Omega have engraved the word ‘professional’ on the striking black dial of the Speedmaster.
Lunar Heroes Recap Legend
Captain Eugene Cernan has been a navy pilot for 20 years, with 13 years at NASA. Captain Cernan has performed space missions three times, respectively serving as the pilot of Gemini 9, the pilot of Apollo 10 lunar module, and the commander of Apollo 17. On the Apollo mission, he flew to the moon twice, becoming the second American to walk through space, and the last person to leave a footprint on the moon so far.
Eugene Cernan tells legend of Apollo 17 moon landing
After the unveiling of the Omega’s ‘Moon Landing, Super Legend’ theme watch exhibition, Eugene Cernan reviewed in detail the Apollo 17 mission in which he was the commander, which is the last human moon mission to date. . In this mission, Eugene Cernan always wore the Omega Speedmaster and became the last person to leave the moon. For the next 39 years, Captain Eugene Cernan has been called ‘the last person to walk on the moon.’ When asked how he felt about the title, he smiled and said, ‘This title has been with me for a long time. I am convinced that among this generation of young people, there will be people who can return to the moon.’ He said Looking forward to the next moon landing.
Eugene Cernan has been invited twice to Beijing to attend the Omega event. In July 2002, at the 30th anniversary of the last human landing on the moon, Mr. Cernan came to China and boarded the Great Wall with a simulated lunar rover. Recalling this event, Cernan is still impressed. During the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Eugene Cernan came to the Omega Premier Exhibition Hall in the Olympic Park, attended the media meeting and visited the ‘Pioneering Spirit’ theme exhibition located in the exhibition hall. From the feat of the moon landing to the global world of solar aircraft today, Omega has been working hand in hand with the extraordinary achievements of human beings to create a watch miracle with pioneering spirit.
Eugene Cernan and Omega Speedmaster
Omega’s ‘Moon Landing, Super Legend’ Theme Watch Exhibition
Captain Eugene Cernan and Omega Speedmaster have a long-standing relationship of more than 40 years. Speaking of his relationship with the Speedmaster, he said: ‘I wore the Omega Speedmaster for 150 minutes in space during the Apollo 10 mission, and in the subsequent Apollo 17 mission, I wore it again. It has spent three days on the moon. To this day, this time-honored watch has been the most important collection in my life. It records not only time, but the most important thing in my life. The journey, of course, is also the most important step in human history. ‘
Mr. Yang Yan (left), Vice President of Omega China, Captain Eugene Cernan (middle), Ms. Lu Yi (right), General Manager of Campbell Shopping Center
Regarding this moon landing hero, Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, commented: ‘Captain Eugene Cernan is a well-deserved hero of this era. I would like to pay tribute to this outstanding astronaut on behalf of Omega!’