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Omega’s 40th Lunar Landing Anniversary: Buzz Aldrin and the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph.

Edwin Eugene “Buzz” Aldrin was born on January 20, 1930. Buzz is an engineer, retired United States Air Force pilot and astronaut who was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 11, the first lunar landing. He was the second person to set foot on the Moon, following his mission commander Neil Armstrong.

Aldrin was selected as part of the third group of NASA astronauts in October 1963 being promoted to back-up crew for the mission. According to different NASA accounts, he had originally been proposed as the first to step onto the Moon’s surface, but due to the physical positioning of the astronauts inside the compact Lunar Landing Module, it was easier for the commander, Neil Armstrong, to be the first to exit the spacecraft.


Aldrin is a Presbyterian and an active freemason. After landing on the moon, Aldrin radioed earth: “I’d like to take this opportunity to ask every person listening in, whoever and wherever they may be, to pause for a moment and contemplate the events of the past few hours, and to give thanks in his or her own way.” He received Communion on the surface of the Moon, but kept it secret because of a lawsuit brought by atheist activist Madalyn Murray O’Hair over the reading of Genesis on Apollo 8.

Buzz Aldrin joined Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart at Omega’s Flagship Boutique in New York last June in order to mark the anniversary of the lunar landing. He spoke about the importance of keeping and active speace tourism programm and, of course, lunar exploration, including artists and writers so that thet can reflect on the experience.

Omega has been an active participant on NASA’s programs and, because of being moonlanding’s 40th anniversary, the wristwatch company focuses on its iconic Speedmaster Chronograph along with President John F. Kennedy (the one who promoted United States’ lunar landing.


Omega Speedmaster Chronograph

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Filed under: Buzz Aldrin, Luxury, luxury watches, Moon, Omega, Omega Moon, Omega Moon Watch, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Watch, Omega Watches, Ref., Stainless Steel, Watch, Watches, wristwatches

Omega Reference 3211.31.00 / Omega and Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Omega Ref 32113100

Steel on steel
Reference: 3211.31.00

MOVEMENT

Caliber: Omega 1164
Self-winding chronograph, chronometer movement with rhodium-plated finish
Power Reserve: 44 hours

CRYSTAL

Domed anti-reflective, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal

CASE & DIAL

Stainless steel case
White dial

WATER RESISTANCE

Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

Size

Gents
Case Diameter: 40 mm

Features:

Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Tachymeter

Filed under: Luxury, Luxury Sports Watches, luxury watches, Mens, Omega, Omega Ambassador, Omega Ambassador Michael Schumacher, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Watch, Omega Watches, Ref., Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel Strap, Steel, Straps, Timepiece, Watch, Watches, Womens, wristwatches

Omega Speedmaster Legend and Michael Schumacher / Reference: 321.30.44.50.01.001

Michael Schumacher was born 3 January 1969, in Hürth-Hermülheim, Germany. He is a former Formula One driver and also a seven-time Formula One world drivers’ champion. Nowadays, he is a current advisor and also an occasional test driver for Ferrari. He is the only German that won the Formula One World Championship. In a 2006 FIA survey, Michael Schumacher was voted the most popular driver of the season among Formula One fans.

Steel on steel
Reference: 321.30.44.50.01.001

MOVEMENT
Caliber: Omega 3313
Self-winding chronograph movement with column wheel mechanism and Co-Axial Escapement for greater precision stability and durability of the movement. Free sprung balance, with date, hour, minute and continuous small seconds hands, central chronograph hand.
Power Reserve: 52 hours

CRYSTAL
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment inside

CASE & DIAL
Stainless steel case
Black dial

WATER RESISTANCE
Down to: 100 meters
330 feet

size
Gents
Case Diameter: 44.25 mm

Features
Date
Chronograph
Chronometer
Small seconds
Transparent case back

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Filed under: Luxury, Luxury Sports Watches, luxury watches, Michael Schumacher, Omega, Omega Ambassador, Omega Ambassador Michael Schumacher, Omega Speedmaster, Omega Watch, Omega Watches, Ref., Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel Strap, Steel, The Most, Timepiece, Watch, Watches, wristwatches

New York. Omega’s Seamaster Planet Ocean Ambassador, Michael Phelps.

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(Stephen Urquhart and Michael Phelps)

Michael Phelps joined Omega CEO Stephen Urquhart for the official opening of the first-ever NYC location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on April, 22nd. The magnanimous event took place in one of the brand new stores recently opened by Omega in New York placed in the Fifth Avenue.

(Michael Phelps)

During this exclusive event, Phelps signed and donated his personal Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch to be displayed at the store. He then spent time disassembling an Omega watch with the store’s team of watchmakers.


(Michael Phelps)

Later, he took time to meet and greet the many fans who had lined up outside the boutique. The day was capped off with a VIP cocktail reception where Phelps celebrated the flagship opening with Omega executives and influential New Yorkers.

Omega Planet Ocean Watch

According to its movement, the Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean watch features an Omega 2500 caliber, a self-winding chronometer, a Co-Axial Escapement movement with rhodium-plated finish and a power reserve of 48 hours. It also has a domed anti-reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal. The Omega Seamaster Ocean watch is water resistant to 600 meters / 2000 feet. It features screw in crown, unidirectional rotating bezel, helium escape valve, date and also chronometer.

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Audemars Piguet Sports Collection


By introducing in 1972 the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, first luxury sports watch in stainless steel, the manifattura forever shifted the parameters by which Haute Horlogerie is measured. Since then, the great history of this watch, combination of audacity, craftsmanship and experience, keeps going forward with new interpretations of the classic, using revolutionary new materials like carbon, titanium or alacrity and with the introduction of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off Shore venturing into extreme sports. For it’s 30th anniversary in 2002 the Royal Oak collection was augmented with the Royal Oak Offshore Concept, a watch that pushes the limit of innovation. In 2004, Audemars Piguet created the Lady Royal Oak, worthy companion of the legendary octagon.

Filed under: Audemars Piguet, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet Watches, Luxury Sports Watches, Mens, Scratch Resistant Crystal, Stainless Steel, Watch, Watches, Water resistant, Womens

Bulgari Ergon

A fresh, simple and sporty Bulgari line. Perfect proportion, balanced and soft curves of the case geometry are endowed with the continuity of its design. Unity of all the elements, harmonious fusion of curved case and bracelet, outline the dynamic style of the Bulgari Ergon watch. Its design gives an impression of full comfort. It may come with chronograph and date functions, with different types of movements, on gold, steel or alligator bracelets. A graceful touch of diamonds on the dial and case-lugs can convert this model into quite a luxurious timepiece. Bulgari Ergon is for energetic people with dynamic spirit, and comes in small, medium or large sizes.

Filed under: bulgari, Bulgari Ergon, bulgari watches, Bvulgari, luxury watches, Mens, Movement, Stainless Steel, Stainless Steel Strap, Watch, Watches, Womens

Bulgari Rettangolo


Inspired in the 1930s and Art Deco, Bulgari Rettangolo is a representation of a classic watch, yet it looks very contemporary. This is the only timepiece with a rectangular case in Bulgari collection. It comes in gold or steel with Bulgari engraved logo at six o’clock position and with elegantly designed dial. The chronograph and date indicators, finely positioned on the vertical or rectangular treated dial, together with bold Arabic numbers underline the exceptionally-clear-cut-case geometry. Bulgari Rettangolo are designed for elegant men and women.

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The History of Chopard

By the middle of the 16th Century the watchmaking industry started developing in Switzerland when the Huguenots, French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church, established in the region. Geneva and later the region of the Jura soon became the epicenter of the watchmaking industry .

During the windy months of winter in the region of the Swiss Jura, the country people dedicated their time to manufacture movements for Swiss precision pocket watches. Peasants received orders from Geneva through the Comptoirs, selling organizations which provided the peasants with the components of watch mechanisms in order to have them assembled. In spring they collected the finished movements and started trading. Until 1830 only watches with key mechanisms were produced in the region. In 1860 Louis Ulysse Chopard founded his company in the small village of Sonvilier. There is no record of the first years production but we know that since then it has produced watches that meet the highest standards of quality and precision. The first Chopard watch we know is a thick pocket watch with the signature Chopard e Sonviller.

By the middle of the 16th Century the watchmaking industry started developing in Switzerland when the Huguenots, French Protestants who were members of the Reformed Church, established in the region. Geneva and later the region of the Jura soon became the epicenter of the watchmaking industry.

During the windy months of winter in the Swiss region of Jura, the country people dedicated their time to produce movements for Swiss precision pocket watches. Peasants received orders from Geneva through the Comptoirs, selling organizations which provided the peasants with the components of watch mechanisms in order to have them assembled. In spring, they collected the finished movements and started trading them. Until 1830, only watches with key mechanisms were produced in the region. In 1860 Louis Ulysse Chopard founded his company in the small village of Sonvilier. There is no record of the first year’s production but we know that, since then, it has produced watches that meet the highest standards of quality and precision. The first Chopard watch we know is a thick pocket watch with the signature Chopard e Sonviller.



In order to identify his production from the rest, L.U Chopard focused on quality and precision and devel
oped the finest watches in Sonvilier. From the beginning of the 20th century on, domestic traditional watchmakers started disappearing gradually due to Industrial Revolution. Chopard decided that there was still a clientele for his watches and left to Eastern Europe. He visited Hungary, Poland and Russia and his watches reached CZar Nicholas II’s court. In 1920 the company moved to Ginebra. The period between the two World Wars was critic for many watchmakers and jewelers, but not for L. U. Chopard, his son and their watches. Louis Ulysse Chopard’s grandson, André-Paul Chopard, was the head of the firm until 1963 when he met Karl Scheufele III -member of a family with a great reputation in the jewelery business- and, finding himself with no descendants, decided to leave the company in the young man’s hands.

Filed under: Brands History, Chopard, Chopard History, Chopard Watches, luxury watches, Mens, Ref., Scratch Resistant Crystal, Stainless Steel, Watch, Watches, Water resistant, Womens

Cartier Tank Watch

The Cartier Tank Francaise watch, introduced in 1917 during the First World War, was Cartier‘s most famous collection. Louis Cartier was inspired by the tough new war-machine, that was introduced to the fighting in Europe, and designed a rugged yet beautiful watch that became a classic. The Cartier Tank watch is manufactured in stainless steel, all types of gold or combined, and is available in three sizes: Cartier lady watches, with a 25mm x 20mm case; mid-size with a 31mm x 25mm case; and Cartier man watches with a 35mm x 29mm case. The case is rectangular, may be decorated with diamonds and has a cabochon crown; the dial is very easy-to-read and has bold roman numerals; the bracelet has rectangular links combined in a particular pattern-design that is similar to the tank’s track. Though the Cartier Tank watch is a classic formal watch, it is very reliable, and is also water-resistant.

Filed under: Cabochon Crown, cartier, Cartier Tank Watch, Cartier Watch, Diamonds, Gold, Mens, Rectangular Case, Roman Numerals, Stainless Steel, Watch, Watches, Water resistant, Womens

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