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Omega paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing with a star studded event at the Kennedy Space Center.

Hosting Omega ambassador George Clooney, NASA veterans Charlie Duke and Thomas Stafford were also in attendance.

The day included discussions on a range of space-related subjects and media and VIP guests enjoyed a ‘Golden Moments’ dinner served beneath the Saturn 5 rocket.

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Proud of the Swiss brand’s claim to fame as the first watch worn on the Moon, president and CEO of Omega, Raynald Aeschlimann, summed the occasion up: “It’s a huge achievement to land on another world. I can’t think of a better reason to raise a glass in tribute.”

To mark the anniversary, Omega has released a 42mm Speedmaster in 18K Moonshine gold.

It is powered by the brand’s master chronometer calibre 3861, a manual-winding Omega co-axial escapement movement with Moonshine gold plated main plate and bridges, as well as burgundy markings.

George Clooney took to the stage at the event, he said: “”It’s a great pleasure to be here and an honor. I have enormous respect for the people who made the Apollo missions such a success.”

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