In Honor Of The 50th Anniversary Of The First Human Landing On The Moon, The Unveiling Ceremony Of The Omega Golden Astronaut Sculpture Was Held In Beijing

Friends who are familiar with OMEGA know that this year is bound to be an extraordinary year for the Omega brand. In 1969, the first successful moon landing in human history, the Speedmaster series also went to the moon with astronauts, becoming the only lunar table in history that has actually stepped on the moon. To commemorate this great day, Omega not only launched the Speedmaster Anniversary Limited Series watches, but also held related celebrations around the world. Today, Omega erected a golden astronaut statue up to 8 meters high on Wangfujing Street, a landmark business district in Beijing. This golden “little golden man” surprised the media and tourists present. Take a look.

Omega golden astronaut statue unveiling ceremony scene
 Wangfujing Street, located in the center of Beijing, is 1818 meters wide and is divided into 4 sections from south to north. For many people, visiting Wangfujing in Beijing and climbing the Great Wall is an indispensable agenda. And Wangfujing Street also gathers a lot of watch brand franchise stores, retailers and so on. And an 8-meter-high sculpture standing on Wangfujing Street is also of great significance to the Omega brand. It tells visitors about stories of superpower and the moon landing.

Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, and Ms. Yang Xiaocong, Marketing Director of Omega China, attended the opening ceremony.

Mr. Yang Yan, Vice President of Omega China, addressed the unveiling ceremony

 Omega golden astronaut statue
 
 This golden astronaut statue is said to have been transported to Wangfujing Street the day before the unveiling ceremony. You should know that this 8-meter-high sculpture is said to be several tons in weight. Transportation and handling are a very difficult process. In addition to Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing and other cities will also have Omega golden astronaut statues in iconic buildings and business districts.

 In order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the success of the moon landing, Omega launched the Anniversary Super Speed ​​Watch series, and also announced that it will restart the 321 Ace movement this year.

Omega launches this year’s Speedmaster series anniversary limited series ‘Apollo 11’ 50th anniversary of the moon landing
 In 1969, to celebrate the first human moon landing feat, Omega launched a Speedmaster watch and gave it to astronauts participating in the NASA space program. In 2019, Omega launched a new Speedmaster watch based on this model that celebrated the successful landing of humans on the moon in 1969 to commemorate the golden anniversary of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon. This watch is limited to 1,014 pieces and is equipped with an Omega 3861 hand-wound chronometer movement.

Omega Speedmaster ‘Apollo 11’ 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch
 This new Speedmaster series is limited to 6,969 pieces. The design of this watch is inspired by the glorious moment of the ‘Apollo 11’ mission to the moon, with a number of unique features, using the new Moonshine18K gold craftsmanship. Particularly striking is the small dial at 9 o’clock, which shows Buzz Aldrin climbing down the ladder to the moon’s surface, while the case back highlights the astronaut’s footprint and Neil Armstrong’s legendary classic .

 
 The Omega Golden Astronaut Sculpture is designed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first golden moon landing on humankind, and pays tribute to the pioneering spirit of the Omega Speedmaster in the human journey to the moon. ‘Little Golden Man’ will soon land in Shanghai, Nanjing, Chongqing, Changsha, Harbin and other cities. You are welcome to bring your family and friends, wear Speedmaster watches, and leave precious group photos in front of golden astronauts.

Beijing Luxury Watches Shopping Guide

Recently, the watch area of ​​China World Trade Center opened. The brother of Watch House told me about it. As a person who goes shopping with his wife every weekend, I am familiar with every major shopping mall in Beijing. . With this, I will focus on introducing several important luxury shopping malls in Beijing.
 There are mainly three luxury shopping malls / business districts in Beijing. From west to east along Chang’an Street, there are Wangfujing, Guomao and SKP. These three business districts are the concentration of high-end luxury shopping malls in Beijing. The word for luxury Ole is Badaling Ole. Let me talk about the situation of these 3 shopping districts / malls.
1.SKP

Beijing SKP
 SKP is one of the top shopping malls in Beijing and even in the country. It is the boss of Beijing’s high-end luxury shopping malls. It was first called Shin Kong Tiandi, and later changed its name to SKP. The most powerful part of SKP is that it is big and comprehensive. It concentrates almost all mainstream first- and second-tier luxury brands in this mall. And there are points and discounts all year round.
 
First of all, SKP is one of the most concentrated shopping malls for luxury brands in Beijing. Almost most of the first and second-tier luxury brands, clothes, shoes, bags, watches, can be seen at SKP. One of the main reasons why SKP is completely open with other shopping malls is that there are almost no mass consumer brands in SKP. The brands that settle in have started from COACH, Armani AX, Y3, KENZO to LV, GUCCI, Dior, Chanel, Hermes and other first-tier brands. Therefore, all people who come to SKP for shopping have certain economic conditions. In terms of watches, except for PP and RM, SKP has other mainstream watch brands. It is the most concentrated shopping mall in Beijing.

SKP and China World Trade Center, SKP and China World Trade Center are connected through B1, which is very convenient.
 
SKP has a lot of activities. Once you do an activity, you will get a thousand or ten times points. Rebates if you return to a thousand times are direct vouchers, which can be used for cash consumption. SKP points can also be exchanged for money, 10,000 points for 30 yuan, you can directly spend in the mall. Preferential strength. Through my experience, SKP’s coupons and points are the most cost-effective way to buy cosmetics. Because cosmetics are relatively low in price, you can use the returned vouchers to buy them directly. Cosmetics are consumables for girls and are used every day. The clothes and shoes in SKP started at around 2,000 or 3,000 yuan. So you can buy cosmetics for your wife or girlfriend.
 
The huge advantage of SKP also brings some troubles, that is, there are many people. As soon as the mall has a thousand times back to ten times points, it will be a bull, and the East Fourth Ring Road and Huamao Bridge auxiliary road will be abandoned. In a short period of time, it took 20 minutes and a half hours to get in and out. SKP completely ‘controls’ the traffic situation on the East Fourth Ring Road. So my experience is that when I go to SKP in the morning, many people sleep lazy on weekends in the morning, but few people in the morning.
2.Wangfujing

Wangfujing, Beijing. The picture shows the central area of ​​Wangfujing.
 Wangfujing is one of my favorite places to visit. One of the reasons is that parking does not cost money.
 Unlike SKP, Wangfujing watches and luxury goods are scattered in several Wangfujing shopping malls. They are Oriental Xintiandi, Wangfu Central, APM and Intime in88 next to the pedestrian street, Macau Center, and The Peninsula Beijing.
 
Dongfang Xintiandi is a shopping mall in Wangfujing. Dongfang Xintiandi has a number of famous watch brands, such as Hublot, Omega, Piaget, Tag Heuer, Montblanc, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Blancpain, Jacodello. And there is a Seiko GS shop. In addition to watches, there are also some fashion brands such as Armani EA, moschino, KENZO, SW, so you can also buy clothes and shoes. In addition, there are many restaurants in Dongfang Xintiandi, and there is also a movie theater. Plus the best thing is that the member points can be exchanged for parking coupons, which can be replaced for free for a long time. So for a long day eating and watching a movie without parking fees. Very cool. So when you go to Wangfujing, you must stop at Xintiandi.

Wangfujing Wangfu Central
 
Wangfu Central is the newly opened mall in Wangfujing in the past two years, and it is also the highest-grade mall in Wangfujing. Famous watches in the Central Palace of the Royal Palace include IWC, Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, Audemars Piguet, Earl, Chopard, Breitling. The brands in the mall are also mainstream luxury brands such as GUCCI, YSL, Loewe, BV, Zegna, Armani GA, moschino. Because Wangfu Central is mainly a luxury brand, there are not many people in the mall. The layout of Wangfu Central’s stores is reasonable, not messy, and there are often art exhibitions, so walking is very comfortable. The only thing to vomit is that it is too hot when the warm wind is turned on in winter.
 
Wangfujing apm is actually Wangfujing’s old-fashioned shopping mall (formerly Xindong’an Market), but later there was Oriental Xintiandi and Wangfu Central, and apm was not good enough. It’s also because in the apm, in addition to the original watches such as Omega, Blancpain, and Glashütte, the other are mainly mass consumption. The grade is lower than that of Oriental Xintiandi and Wangfu Zhonghuan. I bumped it once (without seeing the lock on the side), and then I went less.
 I love going to Wangfujing because these shopping malls are scattered on the pedestrian street. When the day is good, you can walk around Wangfujing and walk to Donghuamen, Dengshikou or Dongsi.

3.Guomao Mall

Beijing World Trade Center, the tallest silver building on the right is World Trade Center Phase III.
 Guomao is the place I am most familiar with, because I used to work there for 6 years. However, the China World Trade Center went less than SKP and Wangfujing. The reason is that the previous layout of Guomao Mall was a bit unreasonable. This time, Guomao Mall separated the watch and clock area. I think there are also considerations in this regard to facilitate shopping.
 
Guomao Mall is one of the most famous luxury shopping malls in Beijing. Guomao Mall occupies a large area and has a strange layout. Guomao Mall runs along the East Third Ring Road, from north to south, and is divided into North District, Central District, and South District. Each district is connected through the ground, and each district has its own part above ground. Therefore, a large part of China World Trade Center is underground. Previously, different brands were located in different divisions. For example, before Bulgari and Cartier were in the South District, but Tiffany was in the North District; LV had obvious shops on the street of Jianguomenwai Avenue, but some other brands (Hermès, Givenchy, Fendi, etc.) Just went underground. If you are unfamiliar, it is easy to find the shop you want to go to.

Beijing Guomao, the lane in the picture is the East Third Ring Road.
 
This year, Guomao Mall opened a watch area. I also went shopping. I found that the watch area was very good. In the south area of ​​Guomao Mall, next to the East Third Ring Road, the watch brands were gathered together. Tiffany, who was in the North District, also moved here. In this way, the southern part of China World Trade Center has completely become a luxury brand concentration center, which forms a division with the mass consumption in the northern and central regions. At the same time, the watch area is concentrated with brands such as Blancpain, Panerai, Breitling, Athens, Vacheron Constantin, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Roger Dubuis, Lange, Cartier and other brands. It is the most concentrated shopping mall outside SKP. Like Athens, there weren’t any stores in Beijing before, and this time I finally opened one. Guomao Mall has a watch area, so it is very easy to visit. In addition, Intime, opposite to China World Mall, also has some famous watch stores, including a newly opened store by Richard Mille and Beijing’s flagship store, Luo Xin. After all, Intime is also within the scope of International Trade.

Some watch shops in the China World Trade Center, of which Athens is being renovated.
 
There are many shopping malls in Beijing, but these are the three places where luxury watches are concentrated. Other shopping malls are like the Lafayette of Xidan, complete with luxury fashion items, but there is no watch; Chaoyang Joy City, Xidan Joy City, Sanlitun have a full range of eating, drinking, and fun, but mainly for public consumption; Qiaofufang Grassland and Yidi Port are very artistic , But there are relatively few things inside (a Rolex is opened in the grass). Buy watches and buy luxury goods, just go to Wangfujing, Guomao, and SKP. (Picture / text
 Watch House Yan Danping)

Aquatimer Flyback Dive Watch

Manufactured in 2008, Aquatimer, flyback function, 18K rose gold case, C.79320 movement, case diameter 46 mm.
Estimated price: 40,000-55,000 HKD
Commission price included: 93750 HKD
    There are not too many watch factories that can combine diving watch and chronograph technology. One of the important reasons is that the buttons used to start and stop the timing are very strict for sealing. The chronograph also missed the list of diving watches. So even the inventors of Oyster cases like Rolex have so far not produced chronographs on their Rogue series.
    However, IWC has such a product, and its design is quite special. The two dials are nested with the functions of the previous three dials, and the dial near the 12 o’clock position is one to two. The identity of its diving watch, you can notice the black rubber part outside the timing start and stop buttons, this is the part used to complete the seal. The timing function of the Cal 79320 movement is not a traditional 30-minute and 12-hour accumulation, but a combination of 60 minutes and 12 hours. The 18K red gold case really makes me doubt that IWC is indeed provided to customers who often dive Is this a watch?
    For many watch additional functions, timekeeping is the closest representative of the function of the watch itself. Because from the perspective of its mission, clocks are used to display time, and recording time is a link that is closest to the important function of the watch itself. The chronograph movement uses a chronograph structure based on a cylindrical wheel system. Of course, since major manufacturers specializing in the development of movements such as FP and ETA have introduced simple chronograph movement structures 1185 and 7750, many small manufacturers These cores can be purchased and then modified and used on their own chronograph.
    For modern chronograph technology, such as single-button, flyback, double-tracing hands, etc. are all derived from the basic chronograph movement. Among them, the double chasing hand technology is relatively the most complicated. It realizes the function of iterative timing of two periods by two overlapping central chronograph seconds hands. On the basis of this, Lange has developed a 30-minute cumulative chronograph dial with the same double-track function, which once again pushes the complexity of timing to a higher level.