Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Jewellery & Watches(Lifestyle)
Filter PR by
  
OMEGA awards the winners of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication
 
OMEGA awards the winners of  the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication

A special Speedmaster prize for Buzz Aldrin, Elon Musk, Brian Eno and the makers of the Apollo 11 documentary.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates -  01 July  2019:    The Swiss watchmaker OMEGA has awarded four unique Speedmaster watches to the winners of this year’s Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication at the 2019 Starmus V Festival in Zurich, Switzerland. 

On stage were the winners including Brian Eno, for his contribution to the popularisation of science; Apollo 11, a documentary by Todd Douglas Miller, for its breakthrough look at the famous space mission; and a special Lifetime Achievement Award for OMEGA ambassador Buzz Aldrin, whose legendary passion for space continues to inspire us today. A medal and watch will also be separately presented to Elon Musk, for his accomplishments in space travel and for humanity.

The Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication is one of the world’s most celebrated science communication awards. With its partnership of the Starmus Festival, OMEGA is proud to align itself with the prize and contribute specially crafted timepieces for the annual winners.

Presenting the watches on stage was Raynald Aeschlimann, President and CEO of OMEGA. He later said, “It’s a great honour to be here amongst so many esteemed names in the science community. I know these winners are truly deserving of the medal and they have all shown a great commitment to human understanding and progress. OMEGA has its own pioneering history and future in space, so we are thrilled to join the celebrations and share in this common quest for excellence.”

The winning watch is a Speedmaster Moonwatch crafted in 18K Sedna™ gold. The model is known as the “First OMEGA in Space,” and is based on the iconic watch that astronaut Walter Schirra wore during the Sigma 7 mission of the Mercury program in 1962.

Today’s updated design features a brown polished ceramic bezel ring and a matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale, as well as brown PVD subdials and a central opaline silvery dial. The watch is distinguished by its caseback, which includes the words, “WINNER OF THE STEPHEN HAWKING MEDAL FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION”, as well as a laser-engraved medallion that follows the exact design of the medal itself. This includes the Starmus logo and images of Alexei Leonov during the first human spacewalk and the “Red Special” guitar of Queen’s Brian May.

The Starmus Festival, a combination of science, art and music, helps the general public understand and appreciate science. Since 2011, it has included performances and presentations from astronauts, cosmonauts, Nobel Prize winners and prominent figures from science, culture, the arts and music.

For the 50th anniversary year of the Apollo 11 mission, this year’s festival included a remarkable roster of science and space luminaries, including Apollo astronauts such as OMEGA ambassador Charlie Duke – the youngest person to walk on the moon. Also joining the speaker roster was Nicole Stott, also an OMEGA ambassador and veteran astronaut who has worked on both the International Space Station and the Space Shuttle.


Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 6820 times
PR Category : Lifestyle
Posted on : Monday, July 1, 2019  1:19:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Let Your Style Roar
Next Story : Cerruti 1881'
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
Tonda 1950 Stone-set range' [7845-Views]
Ermanno Scervino, The Perfume [6942-Views]
Transform Your Bedroom and Sleep Like a King With Robinsons' Latest Bedlinen Collections F... [6795-Views]
Colourful Anniversary Limited anniversary edition now available in new colors [6527-Views]
Siemens to supply power equipment and services for 840 MW power plant in Iraq [6387-Views]
Parmigiani Fleurier Kalpagraphe Chronometre Titanium [6338-Views]
The Network Gets Smarter, Simpler and More Secure with Artificial Intelligence and Machine... [5850-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Presents Minuetto [5185-Views]
DP Haute Joaillerie thématique 2019 – Les Ciels de Chaumet [5057-Views]
Happy Eid with Corum Golden Bridge Round 39 [4953-Views]
Aston Martin Valkyrie Wows Crowds on Public Debut at Silverstone [4837-Views]
Toric Hémisphères Rétrograde Slate The traveller's watch featuring a new guilloché dial [4734-Views]
Back to School with Marks & Spencer [4703-Views]
Mouawad unveils the Mouawad Dragon Yellow and White Diamond Suite, featuring the largest r... [4654-Views]
Statement Handbags from GUESS [4630-Views]
Dubai-based Blue Ocean Group expands into UK distribution market ahead of Brexit [4581-Views]
Special edition 2019 Ford Expedition ‘Turath' arrives in Al Tayer Motors and Premier Motor... [4441-Views]
The inauguration of codeshare flights between Kuwait and Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen Airpo... [4349-Views]
Tissot Heritage 1973 The racing legacy [4282-Views]
Schneider Electric's Biggest Engineer-to-Order Factory in Asia Utilizes IIoT Technology an... [4191-Views]
Ralph Lauren at The Championships, Wimbledon – Wednesday 10th July [4111-Views]
Sports Collection - Autumn Winter 2019 [4069-Views]
The Perfect Shave Kit for your Summer Travels [3922-Views]
Samsung QLED 8K: How AI Upscaling Enables Truly Immersive Picture & Sound [3867-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Timepieces – Summer 2019 Collection [3843-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories