Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ANNIVERSARY SERIES Apollo 11 50th anniversaryOctober 20, 2020
On the 21st of July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped off the Eagle to become the first humans to stand on another world. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that moment, OMEGA has crafted a new Limited Edition of 6,969 pieces inspired by Apollo 11.
Ingenious technology was vital for getting astronauts to the moon. In OMEGA’s own clever design, the 42 mm case has been created in stainless steel, while the bezel ring is polished black ceramic [ZrO2] with an Replica OMEGA CeragoldTM tachymeter scale.
Leading the way in design, the indexes, bezel, OMEGA logo and almost all of the hands have been created in 18K Moonshine Gold – a new patent-pending alloy that is a paler hue than traditional yellow gold and offers high resistance to fading.
“The 11 o’clock index pays tribute to Apollo 11’s iconic mission number.”
Two Apollo 11 tributes are found on the dial. A number “11” features in 18K Moonshine Gold at 11 o’clock. More notably, the 9 o’clock subdial shows Buzz Aldrin climbing down onto the lunar surface. This 18K Moonshine Gold subdial is blackened and laser-engraved.
One small step! The blackened decorative inner caseback shows Buzz Aldrin’s laser-engraved footprint on the lunar surface, while Neil Armstrong’s legendary quote is written in 18K Moonshine Gold-plated lettering.
“The case and bracelet are inspired by the 4th generation Speedmaster design.”
Also included is an additional Velcro strap in blackened cork with golden marks. This is a salute to the Apollo-era “boost protective cover” – a fiberglass structure covered with thick cork ablator, which protected the crew from intense heat during launch.
The new OMEGA Master Co-Axial Calibre 3861 takes the next evolutionary step for the famous Moonwatch movement. Crafted with Co-Axial and anti-magnetic technology, it now reaches the superior Master Chronometer standard of precision, chronometric performance and magnetic resistance.
Take your own journey to discover more about this Limited Edition timepiece. The Speedmaster has always been renowned for its space heritage – and now it pays special tribute to the most iconic mission of all.
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