The Limited Edition Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 Celebrates 50 Years Since We Landed On The Moon
It’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. Attesting man’s capability to transcend the frontier with the Apollo 11 mission was the timepiece strapped on Buzz Aldrin’s right arm. The iconic watch was the Omega Speedmaster, an epitome of engineering and watchmaking.
Omega pays homage to innovation with the latest 42mm stainless steel case Speedmaster. A polished bezel made from a proprietary alloy, 18K Moonshine™ gold, is paler in colour when compared to yellow gold and more resistant to fading over time, lending both visual appeal and endurance to the design.
Details like the 11 o’clock marker, crafted with 18K Moonshine™ Gold, and the laser-engraved astronaut’s footprint on the moon-textured case back are all nods to space mission. The true highlight, however, is the engraved image of Buzz Aldrin’s iconic step on to the lunar surface on the 9 o’clock subdial.
The novel Omega Speedmaster presents a new movement. Through four years of trial-and-error, the latest incarnation of the Moonwatch movement is finally mastered. The Omega Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 has achieved the highest standard while matching the dimensions of its 1861 counterpart. The Speedmaster Moonwatch is also anti-magnetic, enabling greater precision under all circumstances.
With only 6,969 pieces available globally, the limited edition comes with a special option to accompany you on your mission: the Astronaut Kit. Presented in a NASA style box are two mission patches, two engraved plates, strap changing tools and the spectacular lunar model display stand. Another interesting article inside is a Velcro strap with black coated cork resembling the boost protective cover, an insulator to keep the crew safe from the extreme heat during the launch of the spacecraft.
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