|Forty years ago the American crew of Apollo 11 space mission conquered the Moon, Omas dedicates a precious Limited Edition to this unforgettable event in the history of Mankind.
“MOON 1969” is a unique object, dedicated to an exceptional event that a few men’s courage and generosity made possible by challenging unknown boundaries. A success obtained making use of all the knowledge and resources available at that time.
A technologic goal that had also a poetical meaning. As the statements of that time report, the astronauts experienced a very emotional moment due to the total turnaround of the role between Earth and Moon. During their lunar walk of two hours and thirty six minutes, the Moon became their “Earth” and the actual Earth became an icon no longer familiar. Thanks to their small steps on the Moon’s surface, the astronauts made a name for themselves and entered history forever.
Today Omas, with this Limited Edition, wants to celebrate the new prospectives that Mankind has to think beyond its own limits. On July, 20 1969, the astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon in the southern sea of Tranquility, about 20 km southwest of the crater Sabine D. The landing site was selected because it had been characterized as a good site to be explored.
Armstrong, the first man who made his descent from the lunar module Eagle, spoke his famous line : “That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. Getting back to the lunar mission, it is significant to remind that while getting back to the command module where Collins was awaiting them, Armstrong and Aldrin made videos and collected lunar surface material and finally left a plaque bearing the following inscription: “Here Men From Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon July 1969 A.D. We Came in Peace For All Mankind".
MOON 1969 LIMITED EDITION
Faithful to tradition, Omas offers to collectors a fine design object, result of a peculiar hand-crafted complexity. There is a deep link between design, history and technology used to machine raw materials.
The ogival shape of MOON 1969, gracefully retro, recalls the space and technological shapes of the Sixties and Seventies. The turnaround of the points of view gave rise to the design idea: the pen barrel is the Moon, from which every single astronaut can see the Earth definitely far and away and transformed. Armstrong and Aldrin’s step footprints are designed in 3D on the lunar surface of the MOON 1969.
Omas made the most of all the expressive capabilities of the micro fusion to simulate the lunar surface and all the astronaut’s footprints. As a matter of fact the micro fusion enables to create in a realistic way their crossing by stressing in 3D the astronauts’ footprints.
The clip remains the emblem of this Limited Edition: the tiny carving represents the flight path of Apollo 11. This tremendous journey is represented by a band which surrounds the Earth and finally reaches its ambitious destination, the Moon, at its end.
The Earth, covered with water for two thirds of its surface, is represented with a precious lapis lazulis stone.
The Universe design on the cap is impressively detailed. Each single piece is a little hand-designed and handcrafted masterpiece.
Omas technical experience, which ensures traditional reliability and high quality products, find its place inside this amazing “ space object “ for a perfect writing.
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