The start of Omega’s long-term parternship with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre came to life when the prestigious Swiss Watchmaker equipped astronaut Sultan AlNeyadi with an OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch and an OMEGA Speedmaster X-33 for his longest Arab Space mission in history on March 2nd.
“We are delighted to have OMEGA as the official timekeeper for MBRSC, as we continue on our journey of discoveries and new milestones in the space sector. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in space exploration, and we look forward to carrying forward the storied legacy of the timepiece through a new era of possibilities that will take us to space, the Moon and beyond” said H.E. Salem Humaid AlMarri, Director General, MBRSC on the collaboration.
OMEGA’s exciting new collaboration is a source of pride for the Swiss brand’s President and CEO, Mr. Raynald Aeschlimann, who spoke fondly of the Speedmaster’s distinguished legacy during the official signing ceremony at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre: “Since that first giant leap in 1969, space travel has evolved into a truly global endeavour and the fact that our Speedmaster is still the timepiece strapped to the wrists of astronauts is testament to its precision and excellence.” With this, OMEGA’s Speedmaster begins an exciting new chapter in its extraordinary story, which includes multiple lunar landings and a vital role in the safe return of Apollo 13’s crew.