Fifty-four years ago today, humankind witnessed one of its most outstanding achievements ever — landing on the moon. To commemorate the first historic moon landing anniversary, Omega shared a special moment with Buzz Aldrin, the iconic astronaut who left an indelible mark on history on 21 July 1969, 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong left his footprints on the moon.
Buzz Aldrin, the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 11, touched down on the Sea of Tranquillity exactly 54 years ago, achieving a monumental feat for humanity. But it was not just the astronaut who made history that day — the Omega Speedmaster Professional strapped to his wrist also etched its name in the record books as the first watch ever worn on the moon.
The Apollo 11 mission remains an extraordinary pinnacle in Omega’s enduring legacy in space exploration. Today, they honour this remarkable tale and celebrate the incredible achievements of Buzz Aldrin as an inspiration to generations worldwide. For Omega, the Apollo 11 mission remains a paramount highlight, cementing their profound heritage in space exploration. Today, they honour this remarkable tale and celebrate the incredible achievements of Buzz Aldrin, an inspiration to generations worldwide.
Capturing the essence of that defining moment, Omega captured a striking portrait of Buzz Aldrin donning the Omega Speedmaster 321 (Ref. 3188.8.131.52.01.001), a timepiece housing the legendary calibre that powered every Omega Speedmaster worn on lunar missions. From Apollo 11 to Apollo 17, the Calibre 321 proved its accuracy and reliability, making it a trusted companion for astronauts venturing into the cosmos.