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Buzz Aldrin, George Clooney and Omega

Lost in Space with Buzz Aldrin and George Clooney

When Hollywood and space travel meet
Emily Mallow
27 April 2024

The historic meeting of two living legends for the Swiss luxury watch brand Omega

The worlds of glamour and space travel may not seem to have much in common at first glance, but in 2017 these two different universes merge in a unique way. George Clooney, the world-famous actor, and Buzz Aldrin – unforgotten Apollo 11 astronaut as well as the second man on the moon – meet for the first time as living legends and brand ambassadors as part of the “Lost in Space” celebrations for the 60th anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster collection – the iconic fusion of glamour and the spirit of discovery.

George Clooney – Hollywood glamour for Omega

George Clooney has been a brand ambassador for the Swiss luxury watch brand Omega since 2007. Thanks to his presence in the entertainment industry and his incomparable charisma, he is undoubtedly an ideal choice for the brand. But Clooney’s importance goes far beyond his celebrity – he not only contributes to the brand’s immense global reach, but also embodies the refined style that Omega – now part of the Swiss Swatch Group – proudly represents.

My father gave me, as my graduation present, a Speedmaster. There’s every reason to love them because they’re elegant watches. But I also love them because of the history.

George Clooney

Buzz Aldrin – space pioneer and Omega ambassador

The other fascinating personality in this story is Buzz Aldrin, a living spaceflight hero. As a member of the historic Apollo 11 lunar mission, he stepped onto the surface of our gray Earth satellite on July 21, 1969, just moments after Neil Armstrong. His determination and courage inspire generations of explorers and adventurers. Buzz Aldrin’s association with Omega dates back to his time as an astronaut, when Omega became the official watch manufacturer of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA.

Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon
Buzz Aldrin on the moon / NASA
Buzz Aldrin / NASA

Moments for eternity – the meeting of two legends

in 2017, the time finally comes for a memorable meeting of the two icons. Omega is organizing a very special event at the legendary Kennedy Space Center in Florida that not only celebrates Buzz Aldrin and George Clooney’s bond with the brand and their boundless admiration for each other, but also carries deep symbolism. Both personalities embody the different facets of the human experience – Clooney represents the glamour and elegance of the entertainment industry, Aldrin represents the courage and exploration of space travel. The merging of these worlds simultaneously symbolizes the values that Omega also embodies as a brand: Elegance paired with technical precision.

“Starmen” with George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin
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