MATERIAL: 18ct Yellow Gold
CASE DIAMETER: 39mm
Andrew Grima was known for his cutting edge jewellery art forms that merged modernist expression with natural forms and textures. By the time of his collaboration with OMEGA in 1969, he had an impressive number of award including twelve Diamonds International Awards and, had been the official supplier of jewellery to the English Royal Family since 1966.
Therefore, Grima was the perfect choice to create for OMEGA a collection of highly avant garde watches developing the idea of seeing time through gemstones. This collection was known as ‘About Time’ and was launched at the Goldsmith’s Hall, London from the 5th to the 7th of May, 1970. It would be one of the most extraordinary exhibitions of jewellery timepieces, crowned on its final day by a visit from Princess Anne.
- NASA spacecraft Gemini 8 (David Scott, Neil Armstrong) conducts the first docking in space, with an Agena target vehicle.
- In New York City, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. makes his first public speech on the Vietnam War.
- The 1966 FIFA World Cup, in which England beat West Germany 4-2 in the final