The Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim is located in Ipanema Beach, south of Rio de Janeiro, and has been a gathering place for Rio artists for many years. During the Rio Olympics, this was the Olympic timed Omega’s beachfront home in Rio. On August 10th, Omega House was transformed into a deep universe, bringing guests a visual feast from distant stars. ‘Legend of Space’ Buzz Aldrin as the OMEGA Celebrity Ambassador attended this special ‘Space Night’, leading everyone ‘to space’ to explore their dreams.
‘Space Legend’ Buzz Aldrin at Omega House ‘Space Night’
The Olympic competition is fierce, and every day in Rio is witnessing humanity breaking through its limits and achieving brilliant achievements. The ‘Space Cocktail Party’ also created a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Omega’s long and dazzling heritage in space exploration. That night, the Omega House reflected the theme of ‘space’ everywhere. A huge artificial blue moonlight floats above the atrium, and the ‘Space Girl’ welcoming at the entrance is also very special. Their unique ‘silver hair’ makeup is inspired by the vast galaxy, presenting the extraordinary beauty of the universe.
Omega House ‘Space Night’ Scene
Each cocktail at the reception is prepared by a special astronaut space energy drink ‘Tang’, and it is matched with a space drink in a bag to bring a real ‘space taste’ and space experience to each distinguished guest.
Buzz Aldrin gives autographed photos to Omega House
As one of the participants in the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, Aldrin was wearing the Omega Speedmaster professional chronograph and completed the remarkable feat of moon-walking. This also makes the Omega Speedmaster series the first watch to land on the moon. After 47 years, Aldrin appeared in the Rio Omega House and reviewed the time of the moon together with the brand. He counted for his guests the unforgettable moon landing experience that year; as the night deepened, he talked to the guests about the Olympic athletes and the precious qualities that promoted the development of human spiritual civilization.
Omega watches have always been hailed as accurate, reliable and reliable timing tools for space exploration. In 1965, the Omega Speedmaster series watch was officially selected by NASA as its designated watch for all manned space flight missions, and then accompanied the astronauts to complete all six moon landing missions, making Omega a model of adventure spirit. To this day, this series is still one of NASA’s official designated astronaut equipment.
Omega Global President and CEO Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann and Buzz Aldrin
This ‘Space Night’ showcases Omega’s deep space heritage. In this regard, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, Omega’s global president and CEO, is very proud, saying: ‘Space exploration and the legend of the moon landing have always been an important part of the Omega brand’s DNA. To this day, this deep source remains Deeply cast into every Omega watch. Tonight, we use such a fun and unique way to celebrate the indissoluble bond between the brand and space, and we can invite a true ‘space legend’ to Omega House, no doubt makes everything even more extraordinary. ‘
As the official timing of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Omega will also host more exciting events that cannot be missed, and celebrate the richness and vitality of the Olympic Games with guests.
In addition, OMEGA is proud to announce three new AQUA TERRA 150-meter “Coaxial” watches from the hippocampus series, commemorating the important role played by the brand in this event.
The watch has a diameter of 41.50 mm and a polished and frosted stainless steel case with a bracelet of the same material. On the back of the case, abrasion-resistant sapphire crystals reveal the beauty of the Omega 8500 Co-Axial movement. The movement is resistant to strong magnetic fields of up to 15,000 Gauss.
Inspired by Rio’s unique enthusiasm and vitality, Omega took inspiration from the prestigious Copacabana beach and evolved the mosaic design on the sidewalk into a rippled pattern on the dial. The dial is available in three colors: black lacquer, silver and blue.
On the blue and black dials, 18K gold scales and hands coated with Super-Luminova luminous coating complement each other and printed with the Omega brand logo made of 18K gold. The silver dial features rhodium-plated indexes and hands coated with Super-Luminova, and bears the rhodium-plated Omega logo.
The new Omega Seahorse AQUA TERRA 150m ‘Co-Axial’ watch is water resistant to 150m (500ft / 15 atm). Omega pledges a four-year warranty for these three watches and has begun selling them at Omega stores. At present, the domestic price of the silver dial is 44,800 CNY, and the black lacquer and blue dial are 45,700 CNY.