20th July,1969.Fifty years ago, a human named NEIL AMSTRONG was the first ever person to step over the MOON. A historic moment for everyone belonged to earth, witnessed by 650 million people around the world. It took 400,000 people to land a human, over the moon with APOLLO-11. Throughout the mission, each and every second was very important and above all OMEGA was the only certified timepiece provider for NASA. The speedmaster is said to be ‘The first OMEGA in space’.
So, to celebrate the historic moment, OMEGA brings out 3 special edition watches.
- The Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
- The Speedmaster Apollo 11 Limited Edition
- The Speedmaster Apollo 11 Moonshine Limited Edition
All of these watches are the successor of the watches that was made specially in 1969 for the Moon mission.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional
Speedmaster is legendary and most iconic timepiece by OMEGA. Moreover, it has been a part of 6 lunar mission. So it’s obviously an impressive representation of adventurous pioneering spirit.
Since its introduction in 1957, the speedmaster is characterized by its precision, readability and robustness. The legendary speedmaster professional ‘MOONWATCH’ features a black dial covered by ‘Hesalite crystal’. While, it also houses seconds sub-dial, 30-minutes recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. The gorgeous black bezel also has Tachymeter scale. Above all, the heart of the chronograph is OMEGA’s mechanical caliber 1861. It has manual-winding movement as similar as worn on the watch.
All of these features put down together in a 42mm. stainless steel case. There are 4 types of variation of this watch along with 46 options for straps. Though, OMEGA offers a special MOONWATCH presentation box containing a “NATO” strap, a strap for astronauts, a tool for changing the bracelet and a book to highlight the Speedmaster’s adventure with a 5 years warranty that covers the repair of any materials and manufacturing defects.
SPEEDMASTER APOLLO 11 50TH ANNIVERSARY LIMITED EDITION
OMEGA has crafted a limited edition of 6969 pieces inspired by Apollo 11 to commemorate the historic moment of 21st July,1969. OMEGA’s clever design with 42mm. case of stainless steel and black ceramic [ZrO2] polished bezel with OMEGA CERAGOLDTM tachymeter scale.
There is a varnished grey and black dial with all markers and hand in 18K MoonshineTM gold bezel. An inspiring hour marker is positioned at 11 o’clock and a distinctive sub-dial near to 9 o’clock remembering the landing of Buzz Aldrin with 18K MoonshineTM gold laser-engraved image. And on the back there is an astronaut’s footprint with Neil Armstrong’s famous quote, ”THAT’S ONE SMALL FOOTPRINT OF A MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND.”
There is a flat scratch resistant sapphire crystal with anti-reflective treatment on the both sides. The color of gold is OMEGA’s newly created Moonshine gold which is completely different from the yellow gold. The power of the watch is the OMEGA master chronometer caliber 3861. The watch is also presented with a special box, comes up with a polished-brushed metallic bracelet and additional Velcro strap. Even more, you have 9 other option to choose.
THE SPEEDMASTER APOLLO 11 MOONSHINETM GOLD LIMITED EDITION
This is the most exclusive and limited edition watch with special build quality by OMEGA for celebrating the historic day more specially. Above all, the whole watch including the dial, case and the straps, are made of 18K MOONSHINETM gold. Only 1014 pieces are made and even more, this is the special kind of watch which was first presented in 1969, in the gala dinner for celebrating the success of the mission.
The 18K MoonshineTM gold made dial is vertically brushed includes facetted onyx hour markers. While the bezel ring is made of ceramic. There is a map of American continent and Lunar meteorite on the back having transparent case back. More over it has Burgundy markings to prove the limited edition. The whole timepiece is built, inspired by the timepiece of 1969.
The watch runs over THE OMEGA Chronometer Caliber 3861, manual-winding chronograph movement housing gold plated bridges, burgundy markings and Co-axial technology. Therefore, this watch houses in a special 3D printed ceramic box with having options of 9 dials and 46 straps design.