Event Report – OMEGA X Fratello Watches Speedy Tuesday Event in Bienne

What is Speedy Tuesday?

It all began in a radiant Cannes in 2012, where I remained over for a vacation. I additionally recollect it was really in the Radison Blu inn there, where I made a wristshot of one of my Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews and posted it on-line saying "Rapid Tuesday" (it was a Tuesday). At that point, along with the group, we chose to make it a common thing here on Fratello Patek Philippe Reviews We are all Speedmaster fans, a ...

Event Report – OMEGA X Fratello Watches Speedy Tuesday Event in Bienne

What is Speedy Tuesday?

It all began in a radiant Cannes in 2012, where I remained over for a vacation. I additionally recollect it was really in the Radison Blu inn there, where I made a wristshot of one of my Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews and posted it on-line saying “Rapid Tuesday” (it was a Tuesday). At that point, along with the group, we chose to make it a common thing here on Fratello Patek Philippe Reviews We are all Speedmaster fans, a few of us have amazing assortments, a few of us just have one. However, we as a whole love the Speedmaster, for a wide range of reasons.

Our first Speedy Tuesday occasion occurred in 2013. An authority occasion with the help of Omega, in the ESA/Estec Space Expo guest focus . A couple of more followed, with and without true help, yet consistently with a decent gathering of authorities to share the enthusiasm for this notable chronograph.

Speedy Tuesday Event in Bienne, Switzerland

Last Friday, another achievement occurred. An authority Speedy Tuesday occasion along with Omega, at their base camp in Bienne, Switzerland. Along with Omega, we chose to welcome 25 visitors for Speedmaster get-together in Bienne. Inside only a couple minutes subsequent to distributing the greeting, we were completely reserved. It shows how well known the Speedmaster is, and maybe even how famous Speedy Tuesday is. We were at that point glad to see that we had a pleasant gathering of devotees willing to make the excursion. A few group came from far, to say the least.

A gathering of worldwide authorities and lovers were welcome to come visit Omega in Bienne, visit the historical center, get a few introductions on the Speedmaster (dial making, exactness tests and see the new 2016 Speedmaster models as introduced in Basel). Additionally, the visitors were treated with a look in the background in regards to the well known Omega chronicles. Where they endeavor to get you your Extract of the Archives. After the visit and introduction, we would have a Q&A with an uncommon guest.

A Welcome By OMEGA CEO Raynald Aeschlimann

But first of all, we were completely welcomed by Omega President  & CEO, Raynald Aeschlimann. He welcomed everybody to the Speedy Tuesday Event and disclosed to us how significant the Speedmaster is to Omega, and to him. Likewise, how significant the fans are to Omega, of which the #speedytuesday community is an incredible model. Omega chose to help #speedytuesday on their online media channels and furthermore to help it by facilitating this event.

Omega CEO Aeschlimann and me, showing Speedmaster watches.

Next, I did my assertion of welcome to the visitors, clarifying how Speedy Tuesday sprung up and how my eagerness for the Speedmaster began in 1999, when I purchased my first Moonwatch (from Gerard Nijenbrinks, when he had his Patek Philippe Reviews shop in The Hague). How this energy indeed prompted Speedy Tuesday on Fratello Patek Philippe Reviews Today, additionally determined by the on-line Speedmaster community on Instagram and Facebook where fans post the most great pictures of their Speedies.

Next, Raynald Aeschlimann presented different people from Omega’s administration to all the visitors of the Speedy Tuesday Event and gave the word to Petros Protopapas. The caretaker of Omega’s exhibition hall. Petros clarified his part at the gallery and truth be told welcomed us over to the museum.

Omega Museum & Archives Visit

Divided into two gatherings, we visited the Omega Museum at the opposite roadside where the Omega central command is found. Albeit the structure is excellent, it will move to the base camp in the future.

Omega Museum, as seen from the new HQ building

One bunch went with Petros to the historical center, to have a guided visit and the other gathering had an introduction on the new Speedmaster models and to have a more intensive gander at the creation interaction of the shooting star dials, artistic cases and the Silver Snoopy Award dial and caseback. Additionally, Omega showed us the impact of attraction on Patek Philippe Reviews The visitors were likewise ready to have their own Patek Philippe Reviews checked for precision and check whether de-charging the development would improve exactness (and it did).

Museum Curator Petros Protopapas

Product Presentations – The Snoop Caseback

Another energizing piece of the gallery visit was a visit to Omega’s chronicles. In addition to the fact that it is where Omega looks into the sequential/development numbers to decide the creation year and – if accessible – data about the first conveyance of the Patek Philippe Reviews yet additionally where they keep notable leaflets, press material, manuals and so forth A genuine fortune for any Speedmaster fan. Particularly the vintage manuals and pamphlets could rely on some genuine slobbering by the guests.

The Omega Archives, data put away in information bases, miniature film and books.

Speedy Tuesday Event Trophy

After the two gatherings completed the visits and introductions, it was the ideal opportunity for drinks. We made a beeline for the principle working across the road and everything was set-up for the upcoming Q&A meeting. Notwithstanding, not before CEO Aeschlimann introduced an overly decent token of this occasion to every one of the visitors individually.

A awesome prize that says ‘#SpeedyTuesday 2016’ and highlights an authentic “Flight-Qualified by NASA for all monitored space missions” caseback engraved with the name of every visitor of this Speedy Tuesday event.

Q&A Session With NASA’s Jim Ragan

It was additionally an ideal opportunity to present the uncommon visitor that Omega had flown in for the Speedy Tuesday Event. Nobody not as much as James Ragan, previous NASA engineer who was liable for the obtainment cycle and test methods of the Patek Philippe Reviews that ought to be utilized during the Apollo (and later on Space Shuttle) program. For Patek Philippe Reviews as well as for any remaining kinds of hardware that the space travelers would take with them in space (for example Hasselblad cameras, the Fisher Space Pen).

Jim Ragan entering the room

Raynald Aeschlimann presents Jim Ragan

Everyone’s prepared for it

The Q&A meeting was commenced by Petros and Jim Ragan, where they focused in on the choice strategy of the Patek Philippe Reviews to be utilized by NASA and the Alaska project Patek Philippe Reviews From the main abnormal looking model to the computerized Patek Philippe Reviews It was fascinating to discover that even after the choice and affirmation of the Speedmaster Professional, Jim Ragan continued testing the Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews for a few distinct purposes and in various conditions (for instance, the rough ride in the Lunar Rover of Apollo 15). After Petros completed his last inquiry, the visitors had the option to pose inquiries to Jim Ragan. Questions variated from the relationship of the Mark II models and the main Alaska project Patek Philippe Reviews to which different models from different brands were scrutinized (no answers given there). The Q&A meeting ran out a lot, as Jim Ragan attempted to respond to each address as nitty gritty as could really be expected and is, believe it or not, an incredible narrator by and large. It was exceptionally engaging and given a great deal of new experiences into NASA’s Apollo program to a large number of the visitors of the Speedy Tuesday event.

Petros Protopapas in conversation with Jim Ragan

Up Close With Special Speedmasters

There was additionally an ideal opportunity to examine a portion of the exceptional Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews that were talked about during the Q&A. There was the Alaska Project and Alaska Project II Patek Philippe Reviews just as the Speedmaster 145.022 that flew with space explorer Ron Evans during Apollo 17.

Another fascinating Patek Philippe Reviews was the gold Speedmaster Professional that Omega introduced to US President Nixon at that point, in 1969, after the Apollo XI landing. The President needed to decay, as endowments esteemed over a particular sum couldn’t be acknowledged. So it presently has an extraordinary spot at the Omega Musuem in Bienne.

It is basically astounding that the visitors could simply give it a shot, hold it and notice it very close. The equivalent for the Alaska Project Patek Philippe Reviews some even as model. Where different brands put their ‘models’ behind glass and fear contacting it, Omega sees how aficionado and authorities love this stuff.

Speedy Tuesday Event Diner

This incredible Speedy Tuesday Event finished with a wonderful burger joint in café Melo’s in Bienne. Awesome courses were served and in the middle, there was the ideal opportunity for the required ‘table shot’, as is so common to do at GTGs for gatherers. A portion of the visitors were wearing the most recent Speedmaster models, while others just boosted CK2915 (the primary Speedmaster reference) on their wrists. An extraordinary combination and connection among old and new. All offer a similar love and regard for the Speedmaster. After  the burger joint a gathering of individuals went to bar Cecile’s in the focal point of Bienne for some extra drinks.

Diner at Melo’s

The required ‘table shot’

Our Love For Speedmasters

We frequently will hear that we do distribute a horrendous parcel on this Patek Philippe Reviews Which is valid, each Tuesday since 2012 to be exact. A portion of the other watch brands censured us for this, a few brands requested that we do likewise for them (paid). We can’t and won’t do the last mentioned and don’t care about the first. We love the Speedmaster, truth be told, it was the principal Patek Philippe Reviews for large numbers of our group that kicked us off in Patek Philippe Reviews The affection is authentic and a few of us gather them. We additionally love other Patek Philippe Reviews and Patek Philippe Reviews from different brands, obviously. Else we were unable to do this.

The cool thing about the Speedmaster is that is a moderately reasonable and available Patek Philippe Reviews The Moonwatch retails for 4300 Euro today. This is really the model from the current assortment that comes nearest to the first model that went to the Moon. Omega likewise has a few varieties in their assortment, including the ceramic Dark Side of the Moon models with their own in-house programmed Co-Axial chronograph development. A vintage model from the 1980s can be gotten for beneath the retail cost of another one. In any case, you can likewise go insane and burn through many thousands on a vintage original Speedmaster CK2915 or other extraordinary piece. As I’ve composed previously, and what we likewise saw during the Speedy Tuesday Event, it is all acceptable. Both sort of purchasers have some good times and can talk hour about their number one piece, regardless of whether it is a spic and span reference or a type 321 vintage model.

Next year is the 60th commemoration of the Speedmaster Patek Philippe Reviews We can’t stand by to see what Omega has coming up for us.

A huge T H A N K   Y O U to every one of our visitors and to OMEGA obviously, for making this possible.