George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin in Omega's Starmen film
George Clooney and Buzz Aldrin in Omega’s Starmen film

Omega is celebrating Moon Day with a short documentary called Starmen, which sees brand ambassador and actor George Clooney meeting astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

In the six-minute film the duo relive the infamous landing of 1969, by watching the original Apollo 11 footage – recalling an eight-year-old Clooney witnessing Aldrin become one of the first men to walk on the moon.

He tells his boyhood hero: “We looked through the telescope [that we’d bought] and I explained to my parents that I could see you guys walking on the moon at that point – which of course was impossible.”

He goes on to talk about the idea of everyone being obsessed with the space programme at that point and for the optimism it brought. “Everything was about the possibility of the imagination,” he notes.

The film also marks the 60-year anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster Professional Chronograph, the only watch used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions. Buzz Aldrin was wearing it when he landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago, which is what gave it its nickname as the Moonwatch.

Further celebrating that fact is a campaign called #speedmasterfans, which sees more of the watch’s famous fans posing for portraits while wearing their timepiece. Consumers are also invited to upload theirs to social media using the hashtag.

The 60-year anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster,the only watch used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions
The 60-year anniversary of the Omega Speedmaster,the only watch used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions