The stars were shining brightly in Houston yesterday.
On May 12, Omega brand ambassador George Clooney hosted a haute event celebrating the brand’s fervent dedication to space travel. The amazing evening was held inside a massive airport hangar in Houston, Texas, were guests sipped cocktails as they were “transported” to a starry recreation of the moon landing.
Notable guests included astronauts Gene Cernan, General Thomas Stafford, Captain James Lovell, prominent members of the Houston community including style icon Lynn Wyatt, philanthropist Becca Cason Thrash, NFL player Chester Pitts, actress Joanna Garcia Swisher as well as a whole host of industry legends.
On stage, George Clooney shared his deep appreciation for the astronauts. “This was a time for us in our country when we needed these people to dream,” said Clooney. “You gentleman are an inspiration to all of us here and I have to tell you what an honor it is to be standing up here with you.”
Omega’s ties to lunar discover run deep. Omega Speedmasters were strapped to the wrists of the first astronauts to step onto the moon. Since then, the brand has continued their commitment to space exploration. In 1962, after a number of astronauts selected the Omega Speedmaster as their personal timepiece of choice, NASA put the chronograph through its paces, subjecting it to a volley of extreme tests and eventually declaring it “Flight Qualified” for the boldest expeditions. Since the 60’s The Speedmaster has accompanied astronauts on all six lunar landings.
The event coincides with the release of a new generation of Speedmasters for 2015. This collection includes a new Speedmaster ’57, the Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award, and the radiant White Side of the Moon, inspired by the lunar glow that we see from Earth. Additionally, four new designs have also been added to the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon series.
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