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45 past: New Omega Speedmaster watch marks Apollo 11 45th anniversary
[i]Forty-five years ago this July, astronaut Buzz Aldrin stepped out onto the lunar surface and — in addition to becoming the second man to walk on the moon — became the first to wear a watch on another world.
Now, four-and-a-half-decades later, the Swiss watchmaker behind the moonwalker's timepiece is honoring the historic occasion with a new version of the chronograph.
Omega on Wednesday (March 26) revealed online its new [URL=http://www.omegawatches.com/planet-omega/watchmaking/baselworld-2014#!/speedmaster-apollo-11]Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition[/URL] wristwatch that "commemorates the first lunar landing and celebrates its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure."[/i]
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