A small step for Mankind, but a big step for The Lionheaded. I’m happy to continue my ambassadorship for Omega this year. Come with me to the moon with the Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon!

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The epicness continues

Maybe you already followed my journey alongside the Astronomy Trail in Ireland last year. This trip went a little further: To the Dark Side of the Moon ;)

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaOmega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaOmega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaThe moon journey with the Speedmaster

The reason for this trip was the release of the new Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon, which is an homage to the Speedmaster Professional series. This was the first watch to ever travel to the moon and has been worn by Apollo astronauts ever since. When Buzz Aldrin took his first steps on the moon he wore the Speedmaster Professional and now I tested it as well.

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaOmega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaOmega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaNASA approval

The Speedmaster Professional was tested by the NASA for years before the journey to the moon. Of course Omega’s Speedmaster wasn’t the only watch that has been tested for the mission to the moon. But the so called Moonwatch was the only one that survived the tests and was finally approved by the NASA (“flight-qualified by NASA for all manned space missions”).

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaStories from the moon

There’s a great anecdote from that famous first mission to the moon: It revolves around why Neil Armstrong didn’t wear the Moonwatch. In Buzz Aldrin’s autobiography he stated, that Neil had to leave the watch inside the Lunar Module, because the official vehicle watch (built by NASA) had malfunctioned! This is a true proof of concept for the Speedmaster’s quality :) Until today it’s the only watch that is approved for EVA (extravehicular activities) – also called: spacewalks!

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaFinding moon on earth

To truly understand this watch I had to find the Dark side of the Moon on earth. Now the legend says, that the astronauts of the Apollo mission also wanted to get a sense of what the moon would look like before their journey: And guess what the NASA showed them? Pictures of Lanzarote’s Timanfaya National Park – a volcanic landscape, that truly looks like the moon.

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaLanzarote – Timanfaya National Park

The landscape of the Timanfaya National Park were largely formed during 6 years of volcanic eruptions from 1730 to 1736. During this period 32 new volcanoes have developed on the island and you can still see them standing everywhere nowadays. This should be the perfect location for my Moonwatch expedition.

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaThe Speedmaster Dark Side of the Moon Sedna Black

The model I’m wearing is a special edition from the Dark Side of the Moon collection in “Sedna Black”. It’s main features are the ceramic technology and the rose gold alloy elements.

My Dark Side of the Moon look

Omega, Speedmaster, Dark side of the Moon, Gucci, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander, NovestaDo you also know that Omega has a serious sunglasses collection besides their watch masterpieces? They also have some really nice styles for women!

For this shooting I went with a classic wayfarer style.

Watch: Omega – Dark Side of the Moon collection in “Sedna Black”*
Sunglasses: Omega*
Jacket: Gucci
Shirt: Jil Sander
Apron & Sleeves: by me
Trousers: Maison Margiela
Shoes: Novesta*

Location: Lanzarote
Photographer: Lady Venom / Marion Vicenta Payr
🔊 Music: Trillion Catz – gonna love ya

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In collaboration with Omega.