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Omega celebrates #SpeedmasterFans with a series of portraits 

 
Omega celebrates #SpeedmasterFans with a series of portraits 

Throughout its storied lifetime, the Speedmaster has accompanied extreme professionals in their quest for the extraordinary — from astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s legendary lunar landing in 1969, to explorer Ralph Plaisted’s surface conquest of the North Pole in 1968. But beyond such epic adventures, the famed moonwatch has also established a presence in the daily lives of common men, amassing a truly diverse community of fans from all over the world today.

Speedmaster fans_Filippo Magnini

As the quintessential chronograph turns 60 this year, Omega chose to celebrate not just the watch, but also the people who wear it, by gathering some of the more famous faces in a series of photographic portraits. United in their love for all things Speedy, the devotees are as myriad as their object of affection, ranging from actors and chefs to athletes and fashion experts: Japanese actor and “ideal boyfriend” Shohei Miura’s meteorite model mirrors his rising star, Olympic swimmer Filippo Magnini spends his time above water with a beloved beagle in the Silver Snoopy Award, and fashion influencer Mariano Di Vaio stays stylish with the all-black Dark Side Of The Moon.

Speedmaster fans_Mariano Di Vaio

The gallery is exhibited on Omega’s website, where visitors can explore the personalities and their choice of Speedys to understand just how far-reaching the chronographs’s influence has become. To further encourage everyone everywhere to get involved and share their passion, regular #SpeedmasterFans are also invited to upload their own pictures taken in a similar style to show that the Speedmaster is forever close to their hearts and wrists.