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Omega Speedmaster First Omega in Space: a very beautiful numbered edition

The famous and very iconic Omega Speedmaster chronograph comes back in 2012 in a performed a series numbered (but not limited) version called "First Omega in Space." a timepiece to design very vintage which pays tribute to astronaut Wally Schirra, who wore his Mercury Atlas 8 in October 1962 mission this watch...

The Omega Speedmaster is a watch icon. No doubt! Often republished, sometimes remodeled, it returns this year in a version of the design very vintage. A small wonder. This is to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Speedmaster in Earth orbit, that the "flagship" of the Swatch Group brand has created the Speedmaster ' First Omega in Space. In honor of its historic wristwatch and Wally Schirra.

So much ink has flowed on the tests that only the Omega Speedmaster was able to pick up, earning him his approval for each manned mission of NASA, we forget easily as the first  scope in space was the Speedmaster astronaut Wally Schirra brought during his Mercury Atlas 8 in October 1962 mission.

In the heart of the 39.70 mm (height 14 mm) stainless steel case brushed and polished of the Speedmaster ' First Omega in Space ' is housed the legendary calibre 1861 wound (45 hours of power reserve) whose reputation has been forged after this movement has equipped the famous Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch. This model incorporates a flange in black aluminium and a tachymeter scale.

Visible through its scratch-resistant Sapphire ice, painted black dial classic made for 55 years, of the the world's most famous chronograph Speedmaster. 30-minute and 12-hour counters are respectively located in 3 hours and 6 hours, and the counter of the small seconds at 9 o'clock. This watch features white transfers indexes. As the hours and to the hour and minute indexes, they are covered with Superluminova.

This Speedmaster has a screwed caseback stainless steel engraved in relief of the inescapable hippocampus, traditional emblem of Omega, and the inscriptions "The First Omega in Space" and "October 3, 1962", date of the Mercury Atlas 8 mission. The Speedmaster classic celebrates the beginning of an adventure that was going to proceed with all six Lunar landings and half a century of space exploration.

The Speedmaster ' First Omega in Space "is a (not limited) numbered edition whose number is engraved on the bottom of the housing. The Omega Speedmaster chronograph "First Omega in Space" is mounted on a beautiful bracelet brown leather with beige stitching.

The film Planet Ocean, directed by Yann Arthus-Bertrand and Michael Pitiot in partnership with watchmaker Omega, was screened last night at the cinema Elysees Biarritz in the presence of Mrs Ollivier-Lamarque, CEO of Swatch Group France in Paris, Mr Urquhart, president of Omega and Yann Arthus-Bertrand.

This 90-minute documentary beautiful , aesthetically very successful but somewhat discouraging both our planet is sick of its over-exploitation, relies on the talent of some of the most illustrious world specialists in air and underwater cinema, oceanography, and biology.

But let's keep hope. This film was created precisely to change attitudes on the world's oceans and raise awareness about the issues of the preservation of the environment and the Ecocitizenship ascribed to all inhabitants of the planet.

As also noted Yann Arthus-Bertrand (which of course wears a watch... (Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean): when Omega introduced me to the "Planet Ocean" project, I quickly accepted; It was time to look things in the face, to show, to denounce the dangers threatening the oceans and the planet. We are not presenting a preachy movie but a taking of consciousness.

And filmmaker-reporter, who for the occasion was wearing a Navy uniform, adding: "in order to reach the largest number, this movie will be not only graciously placed at the disposal of any NGOs that request, but also will be the subject of free screenings Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 December 2012 to the Quai Branly Museum as well as the Geode and will be broadcast on France 2 later this year.

More specifically, Planet Ocean are harnessed to explain some of the greatest mysteries of nature in relying on a speech designed to be understood by everyone. The documentary also aims to convince the younger generation that sustainable development is not just an ideal but an entirely feasible imperative. The film combines aerial photographs that have forged the reputation of Arthus-Bertrand to underwater photographs produced by a team of cameramen Award for his work.

"No one could make this film with so much talent. Yann Arthus-Bertrand is both a convinced environmentalist and global specialist of aerial photography; This dual role allows him to pass on the screen all the Majesty and the splendor of the world's oceans. With Michael and his team, he has done a remarkable job"stressed his side Stephen Urquhart, president of the watch brand.

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