Omega and Solar Impulse 2
The Solar Impulse project has moved forward with its goal of circumnavigating the globe in an airplane powered day and night using nothing but solar energy by 2015. Omega continues to have an active role as one of Solar Impulse’s Main Partners, which includes capital support and key technology to a venture that will contribute to the significant contributions will continue to be an integral part of the project’s success.
To show appreciation to his contributions to the overall project, Claude Nicollier, Head Of Flight Test Operations and member of the Swatch Group Board of Directors, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg presented Markus Scherdel with a unique timepiece, the Omega Speedmaster HB-SIA. This watch was engraved with the test pilot’s name and the words “First Flight Si2”. Scherdel was the first pilot to take command of the original Solar Impulse in 2009.
Be on the lookout for more information regarding Omega and Solar Impulse 2 as the global flight date gets closer.