George Clooney, OMEGA Watches and Geneva Seal in Chicago Landed on the Moon

Houston, we have an event! Guests are boarding the spaceship... with George Clooney, Alex Kats and Leonard Goldberg of Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago leading the flight to the OMEGA Moon.

The Invitation to Geneva Seal: #OmegaFirstWatchOnTheMoon 12.05.2015, 8:30 PM, UTC-5

The Invitation to Geneva Seal: #OmegaFirstWatchOnTheMoon 12.05.2015, 8:30 PM, UTC-5

2 people on the Moon at once? OMEGA's dining area accommodated more!

2 people on the Moon at once? OMEGA's dining area accommodated more!

OMEGA greeted George Clooney, Alex Kats and Leonard Goldberg of Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago in true NASA fashion, with a spaceship entrance to The OMEGA Moon.

The magical “On The Moon” dinner was prepared by A Fare Extraordinaire and OMEGA flew in French chef Valentin Neraudeau from Paris to create the menu and mixologist Justin Darnes from London to design the incredible cocktails.

The lady of the night Lily Koppel, author of the “The Astronaut Wives Club,” welcomed Clooney to the stage, calling him the  “man on the moon.” He talked about the significance of the Apollo 13 Mission.

“It was a huge part of the optimism at the time when you really believed that anything was possible. And I remember the idea of landing on the moon and I remember (thinking) if we could do that, honestly we could do anything,” he said. ”If you go and look at that actual space craft, the idea that anyone got into it is crazy. It’s like getting into a ’57 Chevy and saying I’m going to take it to the moon and back. It’s just the bravest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Clooney shared the stage with Omega president Stephen Urquhart and astronauts Jim Lovell and Tom Stafford. Lovell presented the Silver Snoopy Award to Omega. The award, which he created in 1970, was designed to uplift and honor an organization that did something unique, he said.

Lovell showed off the Omega watch he wore 75 hours in space. “The bezel is gone and the crystal is cracked,” he said, describing the Omega brand as “the best watch in the universe.”

On display were symbolic and iconic OMEGA watches. The historic significance OMEGA watches hold is unmatched and Geneva Seal Fine Jewelry & Timepieces in Chicago is proud to welcome Omega to our home.

Gordon Cooper's actual Mercury Capsule "Faith 7". He used it to circle earth 22 times.

Gordon Cooper's actual Mercury Capsule "Faith 7". He used it to circle earth 22 times.

The original "First OMEGA in Space", the same model worn by astronaut Walter "Wally" Schirra in 1962.

The original "First OMEGA in Space", the same model worn by astronaut Walter "Wally" Schirra in 1962.

A proper OMEGA Speedmaster wristshot requires an Apollo spacesuit.

A proper OMEGA Speedmaster wristshot requires an Apollo spacesuit.

Apollo 17's actual command module.

Apollo 17's actual command module.

The new Speedmaster ’57 and the ceramic Speedmasters have attracted a new generation of chronograph fans.

The new Speedmaster ’57 and the ceramic Speedmasters have attracted a new generation of chronograph fans.