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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

July 20, 2014 | Omega

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition

To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11, which put the first astronauts on the moon, Omega created a special timepiece inspired by the original moon watch that was supplied by Omega and worn on that mission. Today’s date is significant because 45 years ago today, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Be that as it may, technically, it was Monday (July, 21, 1969) that Buzz Aldrin first stepped onto the moon wearing the Speedmaster Professional — making it the first watch worn on the moon. Neil Armstrong, who stepped foot on the moon first, left his watch in the Lunar Module as backup because the LM’s electronic timing module had failed.


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Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

June 19, 2014 | Baselworld, Hands-On, Omega

Hands-On with the New Omega Speedmaster Mark II

This year at Baselworld Omega released a modern version of the 1969 Omega Speedmaster Mark II. The original Speedmaster Mark II was equipped with the hand-wound caliber 861, whereas the new model is powered by Co-Axial caliber 3330, a self-winding movement with silicon balance spring and column-wheel chronograph mechanism.


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Full-Length "Planet Ocean" Film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Now Available Free Online

June 6, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Omega, Videos

“Planet Ocean” is a moving 90-minute environmental documentary that was filmed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand in partnership with Omega watches and presented to the United Nations Environment Program at the Rio+20 conference in 2012. The film features amazing underwater cinematography, and was created to spread awareness about the negative impact we (humans) have on the oceans and the earth.


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REVIEW: Omega Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon"

June 3, 2014 | By Jason Pitsch | Omega, REVIEWS

The Omega Speedmaster "Dark Side of the Moon"

Overview

Crafted from a single block of black zirconium oxide (ZrO2), the Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” is the most visually aggressive and technologically sophisticated chronograph Omega has ever produced. Its epic name, refers to the hemisphere of the Moon that always faces away from Earth, also called the “far side of the moon.”


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Kingfisher Bentley Flying Spur inspired by 1960s Omega Dynamic

May 22, 2014 | Omega, Videos

The creators of CoolHunting.com, Evan Orensten and Josh Rubin, recently visited Bentley HQ in Crewe, England to create a one-off version of the Bentley Fly Spur, which was originally launched in 2013. This video highlights the plethora of color and material combinations that can be selected for each car. From paint color to leather to stitching to wood paneling, Bentley offers a truly bespoke design experience. As a watch website, naturally we think the coolest part of this story, is the choice of the Kingfisher blue paint job, which was inspired by the 1960s Omega Dynamic timepiece that Orensten was gifted by his father.


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Making of the Omega Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon

May 8, 2014 | Omega, Videos


Omega produced this film to show off their widely talked about Omega Speedmaster “Dark Side of the Moon” which was introduced last year at Baselworld 2013. It gives a glimpse into the high-tech, in-house manufacturing processes used to produce one of the most advanced ceramic timepieces on the market. Stay tuned, we will be publishing our hand-ons REVIEW of the Dark Side of the Moon very soon.


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