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.