Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary touches down in Dubai

On July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin made history when they touched down on the lunar surface in the Apollo 11 lunar module, named ‘Eagle’. Six hours later, at 02:56 UTC, Armstrong and Aldrin then became the first humans to set foot on the surface of the moon. Strapped to Aldrin’s wrist, on the outside of his space suit, was Omega’s manual winding Speedmaster Professional chronograph.

We have touch down, just in time for the actual 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

We have touch down, just in time for the actual 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.

MB&F introduces the 40mm Legacy Machine 101

Full admission: this is the MB&F timepiece that we have been waiting for. The new Legacy Machine 101 (LM101) is every bit a MB&F, with that beautiful domed crystal and enormous flying balance wheel but the LM101 also features a brand new in-house designed movement, and perhaps more importantly, a traditional 40mm case. It looks incredible.

Finally! An MB&F that won't dwarf our wrist.

Finally! An MB&F that won’t dwarf our wrist.

Watch-Spotting: Lost in Translation

It’s hard to believe that Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation was released some ten years ago. This horophile recently sat down to watch the film for a second time, and found that it hasn’t lost an iota of the charm that it had, when it first premiered in 2003. In fact, this editor can now better relate to the film but the real reason you’re reading about this film now is because an iconic watch has been spotted on one of the lead’s wrists.

Director Sofia Coppola only wanted Bill Murray for the male lead role.

Director Sofia Coppola only wanted Bill Murray for the male lead role.