This year, OMEGA is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its iconic Speedmaster watch. The very first model, known as the“Broad Arrow”, was launched in 1957, and since then, the Speedmaster has become one of the most recognised chronographs in the world.
Most notably in its illustrious history, the OMEGA Speedmaster was officially tested and qualified by NASA for all manned space missions and became the first watch ever worn on the moon in 1969, which earned its nickname: the “Moonwatch”.
To pay tribute to this unrivalled legacy in space exploration, a curious crew of astronauts have landed in Hong Kong to officially open the Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Exhibition, which will be held at ifc mall from 29 June to 3 July 2017.
By exploring the surface of Hong Kong’s streets, the Speedmaster astronauts have made many unique discoveries about our way of life in the city. Their voyage began at Tsim Sha Tsui, where they learned Tai Chi from the uncles at Victoria Harbour front. They were also spotted by locals trying tasty “Dim Sum”, before touring the city from Yau Ma Tei to Central by taxi and tram, and visiting Man Mo Temple before reaching their final destination – the Speedmaster exhibition venue in ifc mall.
The astronauts have been a strange sight for the people of Hong Kong. It’s not often you see fully-suited space explorers playing Mahjong! But they have come with an important mission. While mingling in our dynamic and colourful city, they are encouraging everyone to make their own discoveries at the new Speedmaster Exhibition. Time will tell if their mission was successful.
OMEGA Speedmaster 60th Anniversary Exhibition
Date: 29 June – 3 July 2017
Opening Hours: 10am-9pm
Venue: Oval Atrium, Podium Level 1, ifc Mall, Central, Hong Kong