It’s rare to see that the traffic is standstill in London’s Knightsbridge on Wednesday night, you may guess it’s because of the tube strike. Actually, it’s not. Outside the new replica Omega watches boutique in Sloane Street.Rather, motorists paused to stare at the sight veteran astronaut Captain Gene Cernan posing for pictures in a Lunar Rover. As the last man to have walked on the surface of the moon on the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, the man was there to open the seventh Omega replica boutique in the capital.
Eve Branson, mother of Richard, and Danish philanthropist Per Wimmer were present. And a few organizations were also invited, including space advocate and a founding astronaut of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic.
After that, replica Omega VP Raynald Aeschlimann and Captain Cernan made a celebration by taking dinner together underneath the Scout rocket in the Science Museum. Later, Captain made a speech and spoke about the role the Speedmaster had played during the Apollo programme. He mentioned that the role means a lot, not just to ensure the safe return of the Apollo 13 crew. In his sharing, he said that how excited when he saw Earth from the Moon’s surface and how beautiful the planet is in the immensity of space. Meanwhile, he shared how he had left his daughter Tracy’s initials etched in moon rock.