GC Magazine - Galleria Cavour

Bartorelli and the Omega Speedmaster watch

9 August - 2022

Bartorelli jewelry represents luxury excellence. Among the various brands that can be purchased at the Galleria Cavour location we also find Omega, a watchmaking legend capable of representing elegance and character with its various models such as, for example, the Omega Speedmaster, which for more than a century has been the preferred choice of astronauts and space agencies.

The reason, in addition to accurate precision, is to be found in the pages of history: in fact, the watch is the first timepiece worn by man on the moon on the July 1969 mission. For this reason, too, it earned the nickname Moonwatch. The Speedmaster, in fact, was the only one of the many models tested by NASA to pass all the tests for lunar missions, and that is why it has since been worn on each of the space agency’s moon landings.

It is on the date of July 21, 1969, however, that the watch rightfully enters history, appearing on the wrist of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in what will be called “One small step for man, one big step for mankind” in the first, unforgettable space walk on the moon. The other famous interstellar episode featuring the Speedmaster, however, is the dangerous Apollo 13 mission: the astronauts will use precisely the infallible Omega stopwatch for the operation that will enable them to return safely to Earth, namely, to perform the extremely delicate measurement of the engine ignition time.

Adrenaline-fueled, spacey in the truest sense of the word and capable of making a mark, the latest version of the prestigious watch instead has a design inspired by the famous fourth-generation model worn by the Apollo 11 astronauts. When you buy a luxury item such as a timepiece or any accessory found at the boutiques in our spaces, you are not only buying the exclusivity of unparalleled manufacturing excellence, but also history, which often, as in this case, represents an even more precious value.