Buzz Aldrin celebrates the Moon Landing with three special Omega watches

Each watch has an incredibly special meaning.

by | Published on 19th Jul 2023

Remember Buzz Aldrin?

In addition to having the coolest name (and jawline) in the history of space exploration, Buzz is also a big watch guy.

That’s why he decided to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Moon Landing with a social media-friendly picture where you can spot three watches on his wrist(s).

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On July 16, 1969, Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins became the first men to set foot on the Moon.

All three were wearing Omega Speedmaster watches.

Today, over five decades later, Buzz decided to mark the anniversary by wearing three timepieces: one on his right wrist, and two on his left wrist.

And of course he also celebrated with a plate of steak and eggs.

In the picture, the Apollo XI astronaut is wearing the Skywalker X-33, the X-33 Marstimer Chronograph and the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Speedmaster.

On his left wrist are the X-33 Marstimer and the Apollo 11 Speedmaster.

The former (pictured below) is an analog-digital iteration of the Chronograph that went to the Moon and, among other things, allows you to display solar time on Earth and on Mars.

It retails for $6,400.

The latter (below) is an expensive version of the Speedmaster, priced at $10,600, with a gold-tone depiction of the Moon Landing decorating the sub-dial at the 9 o’clock.

The watch he’s wearing on his right wrist is the Skywalker X-33, the analog-digital predecessor to the Marstimer.

The Skywalker is available for $5,900.

Only 12 people have been to the Moon in total, and most of them were wearing Omega watches.

There’s one glaring exception, though.

In 1971, Dave Scott was supposed to wear his Nasa-issued Omega during the Apollo 15 mission.

But, when Scott reached the surface of the Moon he found out the the watch he’d been issued wasn’t working properly.

So he decided to wear his very own, ‘unauthorized’ Bulova timepiece.

In 2015, that very watch sold for $1.6 million at auction.



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