Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the Swiss watch brand Omega and Sonraj, leading importer of watches and luxury accessories in Pakistan hosted an event to honour the Apollo 11 mission with the introduction of Speedmaster Moonwatch.
The celebration took place in Karachi at Dolmen Mall, Clifton where Apollo theme based KIOS consisting of Apollo 11 historical event featuring Speedmaster Moonwatch.
The chief guest of the event was Namira Salim, who is renowned internationally as the First Pakistani to go to Space aboard Virgin Galactic, the first private space line of the world. The event was also attended by prominent showbiz personalities like Ayesha Omar, Ghana Ali, Zhalay Sarhadi, and the father son duo; Behroz and Shehroz Sabwari.
Speaking about the re-introduction of OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch, Sonraj CEO, Rameez Sattar said: “Sonraj is the leading importer of watches in Pakistan and dedicated to providing the people with the finest selection of luxury accessories since 1976. Celebrating 50 Years of Apollo 11 Landing through our organisation concept – AM:PM, we are delighted to introduce Speedmaster Moonwatch in collaboration with OMEGA within Pakistan.”
Namira Salim, thanked Mr. Rameez Sattar and Omega for appointing her as a Friend of the Brand and said, “The NewSpace Age will soon see the First woman landing on the moon and as a future Astronaut. I am looking forward to seeing Omega launch the first edition of ladies Moonwatch for the next generation of female astronauts who will rove on the lunar surface and beyond.”
It was 50 years ago on 21 July 1969 that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step on the moon. Armstrong left his 105.012 Speedmaster inside the lunar module as a backup, because the Lunar Model’s electronic timer had malfunctioned. Therefore, Buzz Aldrin’s Speedmaster became the first watch to be worn on the Moon.