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OMEGA WATCHES U.S. AND TOURBILLON PRESENT SPEEDMASTER FORUM EXHIBIT FEATURING GEMINI AND APOLLO ASTRONAUTS AT CRYSTALS AT CITYCENTER


LAS VEGAS — Astronauts from the landmark Gemini and Apollo NASA programs will join OMEGA and TOURBILLON at Crystals at CityCenter to celebrate an exhibit featuring rare artifacts from the iconic space missions.

The public exhibit which runs from October 14 to 21 at Crystals, will showcase a Lunar Rover, an Apollo 10 space suit and Mars Rover in addition to OMEGA Speedmaster watches. The OMEGA Speedmaster is the only watch worn to the moon and is the official timepiece of the NASA space program.

In addition to the exhibit, OMEGA and Tourbillon will host a VIP cocktail reception Thursday, October 20 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Tourbillon boutique. The reception will honor Gemini and Apollo astronaut Lt. General Thomas Stafford and Apollo 17 astronaut, and last man to walk on the moon, Captain Gene Cernan. A portion of the proceeds of sales from this special reception and from all OMEGA watch sales at Tourbillion between October 20 and 31, will benefit cancer care and research at Nevada Cancer Institute.

The following day, Friday, October 21, Brigadier General Charlie Duke, who flew to the moon on Apollo 15, will join General Stafford and Captain Cernan for a public forum and panel discussion moderated by former CNN correspondent and journalist Miles O’Brien. The forum, hosted at Crystals, is open to the public and runs from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


About OMEGA

Since it was founded in 1848, OMEGA has been defined by its pioneering spirit and its innovative watchmaking. OMEGA is closely involved with a world of achievements including the conquest of space and the oceans’ depths, unparalleled experience in sports timekeeping and the establishment of more records for accuracy than any other watch brand. OMEGA is also a Main Partner in the Solar Impulse project, which aims to circle the globe in an airplane powered only by the sun. The brand's Co-Axial movements are widely considered to be among the world’s finest.


About Boutique Tourbillon

The Tourbillon Boutiques bring together the most prestigious brands of the Swatch Group all under one roof - Breguet, Blancpain, Glashütte Original, Jaquet Droz, Tiffany & Co., Omega, Léon Hatot and Swatch – with each store offering an elegant and exclusive shopping experience.

Stretching across three continents, the 21 Tourbillon boutiques are located in sought-after addresses around the globe. In the U.S., Tourbillon operates four boutiques: on Wall Street in New York City, Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles, South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa and Las Vegas.

To complete the store experience, Boutique Tourbillon comes with the longstanding Swiss tradition of horological expertise. Our brand ambassadors have been carefully selected from the best in the watchmaking business. Passionate and knowledgeable, they provide our customers with impeccable and personalised service that our discerning customers truly deserve.


About Nevada Cancer Institute

Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for Nevada, headquartered in Las Vegas. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by offering the best in high-quality patient care, research, education, early detection and prevention. NVCI has two locations in Southern Nevada - the main treatment and research center in Summerlin and a cancer treatment center at University Medical Center. For more information, please visit www.nevadacancerinstitute.org.

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For More Information:
David Gonzalez, MGM Resorts International 702.650.7537, dgonzalez@mgmresorts.com
Ashli Kimenker, Kirvin Doak Communications 702.737.3100, akimenker@kirvindoak.com