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  1. Reaching great heights

    Posted May 08th 2009, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... landing, during which Nasa astronaut Buzz Aldrin wore his Omega Speedmaster as he joined Neil Armstrong on the historic moon walk. The Speedmaster came to be known as the Moonwatch, in that it was the only wristwatch approved by Nasa for manned space flights, and the process of finding a watch suited to the extreme temperatures of space was a lengthy and exhaustive one. Temperatures ...

  2. In the winner's circle

    Posted May 04th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... by astronaut Edward White on Nasa's Gemini 4 mission in June 1965. White was wearing an Omega Speedmaster Professional. The watch was the only one to have passed Nasa's rigorous testing ... watch face features three sub-dials to display the chronograph functions: small second hand, plus 30-minute and 12-hour totalisers. The sapphire-crystal back is etched with Nasa's official ...

  3. Watch this space

    Posted Dec 11th 2009, 12:00am by Tessa Chan

    ... with no problem. During the Mercury missions, Nasa permitted US astronauts to wear any watch they chose, or none at all. When extravehicular activities (EVA) were introduced on the Gemini and Apollo missions, Nasa sent two engineers into downtown Houston to make anonymous purchases of several 'off-the-shelf' watches (including Rolex, Tag Heuer, Breitling, Longines, and Bulova). ...

  4. Omega celebrates a long history in China

    Posted Aug 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... X-33, which has been chosen by Nasa for the next 100 space shuttle flights. ...

  5. Glittering constellation

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... it's fantastic that the brand has such heritage in being associated with [US space agency] Nasa and the Olympics,' Urquhart says. The brand's association stretches beyond space ...

  6. Eventful year to watch out for

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Elizabeth Turner, Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Beijing Olympic Games, James Bond, Michael Schumacher, Nasa and the sun provide inspiration for world-renowned Swiss brand Omega will be keeping itself busy this year. It celebrates its ... Project The Omega Alaska Project was launched in the early 1970s when Nasa was considering exploring the dark side of the moon. With these extreme temperatures in mind, the brand wanted to create ...

  7. Fine tuning Richard Mille

    Posted Mar 05th 2010, 12:00am by Jacqueline Tsang

    ... Mille has also experimented with orthorhombic titanium aluminides, a group of alloys that was researched by Nasa as a possible core material on supersonic aircraft wings. When structured ...

  8. Taking wrists

    Posted May 14th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Speedmaster was also the first and only watch to land on the moon (courtesy of astronaut Buzz Aldrin), being the watch selected for the space mission by Nasa. To mark the 35th anniversary of the moon ...



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