The presence & pull of the Moon offers something more magnetic to the human psych than just a visual reminder of space or the push & pull of the world’s oceans. The Moon, & space in general, is an audacious quest, one that is a symbol of humanity’s thirst for knowledge & adventure. Nothing epitomises this in the world of horology more than Omega’s legendary Speedmaster Moonwatch.
It is well known fun fact that NASA auditioned watches that would be taken into space with Omega’s Speedmaster (pre-professional era!) coming out on top when put through various tests determined to adjudge whether the said timepiece could handle the harsh & possibly unpredictable environment. Very few timepieces can attest to hold such high regard in the consciousness of watch lovers & watchers of history alike.
To commemorate forty five years of the moon landing; Omega released a special Speedmaster Moonwatch as tribute to this momentous achievement. Mirroring this feat, Omega have chosen to use the latest, space age materials in the composition of this very special edition.
Delivered in the 42mm case traditionally associated with this model & housing the robust hand wound Lemania calibre 1861, a movement so dependable, it has been barely updated in those forty five years. A brushed titanium body ensures this watch is possible the lightest Moonwatch yet while a bezel mixing Omega’s patented Sedna gold trim with matt black ceramic is a compliment to the latest materials being used alongside historic designs. The matt grey dial carries applied Sedna gold indices & hands, while in keeping with the futuristic detailing; the Speedmaster & sub dial detailing is laser etched! A brown NATO strap completes the very sporty look.
Retailing at £4,860.00, the Apollo 45th anniversary model is made in a limited series of just 1969 pieces. It is in stock now & awaiting your viewing pleasure!