Speedmaster moonwatch professional omega omega watches. It is reliable, timeless, and as of june 1969 the first watch to be worn on the moon hence its name. Habring2 chrono sport valjoux 7733 manual movement le 5. Dec 27, 2012 this omega speedmaster moonwatch apollo xvii limited edition watch recognizes the 40th anniversary of the most recent moon landing in 1972.
The speedmaster was not originally designed for space exploration. Its crafted from a solid block of black zirconium ceramic zro2, and features the omega coaxial 9300 chronograph movement. The moonlight of this collection is attributed to the nasas astronauts in the six moon mission. Omega speedmaster professional moon to mars full set perfect. The first 2014 speedmaster apollo 11 45th anniversary have been delivered to the retailers. Omega speedmaster prices rocket as 50th anniversary of moon. Therefore, while the speedmaster was the first watch worn on the moon, it is not the only one, as omega often claims on its.
The straight lugs and thin bevel between the top and the sides are directly inspired by ck2998, and were a common feature of early pre moon speedmasters, until omega decided to adopt asymmetrical twisted lugs after 1964 with the appearance of the speedmaster professional. View attachment 344395 the watch that the was the inspiration. Theres also that little tidbit about the speedmaster as being the first watch worn out on the moon aldrins st105. The omega team is available from 8am to 6pm est, monday to friday. This was a private purchase and had nothing to do with nasa. Last july 20th, on the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, omega announced the first watch that would be powered by the handwound chronograph caliber 321. The omega speedmaster was created in 1957 with motorsport in mind, the speedy was the first wrist chrono to feature its tachymeter scale on the bezel instead of the dial for increased legibility and in 65 was chosen by nasa as its official chronometer in space, 4 years later, now the. Before a wis cringe i should tell you that there are many types of speedmaster, but the context we are talking about here is the moon watch.
Probably the most famous wrist chronograph in the world, the omega speedmaster came of age in 1965 when it was approved by nasa for all manned space missions and had its crowning moment in 1969 when it became the first watch to be worn on the moon, granting the handwound speedmaster the epithet moon watch forever afterwards. Speedmaster moonwatch first omega in space omega forums. Omega speedmaster celebrates being the first watch on the moon. On chrono24 youll find prices for 16 omega moon to mars ref 3577. The speedmaster ck2998 would be the first omega in space, with schirra orbiting the earth six time in the sigma 7 spacecraft. While chronographs have been around since the late 1800s, omega first introduced this line of chronographs in 1957. The speedmaster available today is virtually the same as the one aldrin wore on the moon, or indeed the one omega introduced way back in 1957, as a tool for racecar drivers. The omega speedmaster was created in 1957 with motorsport in mind, the speedy was the first wrist chrono to feature its tachymeter scale on the bezel instead of the dial for increased legibility and in 65 was chosen by nasa as its. Aug 20, 2015 worn by astronauts in the past and the present, the first watch worn on space and on the moon, it is one of the most respected watch in the wis community. Omega speedmaster moon event invitation on behance. While chronographs have been around since the late 1800s, omega first. The real first omegas in space there are many legends and stories about the first steps of the omega speedmaster in the nasa history prior to its first steps on. Nicknamed the moon watch since it was the first watch to be worn on the moon, the omega speedmaster was upgraded to include a jawdropping moonphase complication.
Omega speedmaster moonwatch is in glory because it takes longer than just starting the new time lip. The omega speedmaster moonphase master chronometer chronograph was revealed at the 2016 baselworld, and its been making its mark on the watch industry ever since. Now, after two years meticulous research and reconstruction in secret the code name for this project was alaska 11, omega has revived the. Neil armstrong exited the craft as the first man to step foot on the moon. The first watch worn on the moon omega seamaster moon watch. O ne can safely say that the omega speedmaster professional moonwatch is a timepiece that needs no introduction to any watch enthusiast on this planet. Wally schirra but also gordon cooper on mercury 9 one of the first american astronauts, wore its own omega speedmaster ck2998 on a mercury flight, october 3rd, 1962. Whether tv, phone or internet, your digital footprint will have probably graced the heavens, tossed about. Worn by astronauts in the past and the present, the first watch worn on space and on the moon, it is one of the most respected watch in the wis community. Omega is proud to introduce its series of video manuals simple but detailed user guides that illustrate the functions of the seamaster. Here is some more of the backstory behind the iconic watch. I took it to a omega dealer and it was a 2014 new in the box watch and completely checked out and i even confirmed the serial numbers with omega.
But thats also because he was around when the calibre 321 had its most incredible outing in the speedmaster st 105. This exceptional watch, the omega speedmaster, would thus enjoy an. A moon watch story the extraordinary destiny of the omega. Omega speedmaster limited edition watch celebrates last lunar. Omega speedmaster professional moonwatch mens watch 311. Rare omega speedmaster watches surface on the eve of first moon. The omega speedmaster moonwatch is renowned for its elegant design and precise craftsmanship. Preowned luxury goods specialist xupes is highlighting two rare omega speedmasters with links to nasas apollo space program on the eve. Omega speedmaster dark side of the moon apollo 8 is priced at 338,000 thb. May 28, 2019 the speedmaster ck2998 would be the first omega in space, with schirra orbiting the earth six time in the sigma 7 spacecraft. Evolution of omegas moon watch, hub the business times. The omega speedmaster professional chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of nasas manned space missions.
The omega speedmaster professional the moonwatch has done things that no other timepiece has done and it has been worn in places that only a few human beings have been. Omega speedmaster professional moonwatch all prices for. What makes the first omega in space such a distinctive speedmaster is the symmetry of the design. Pdf moonwatch only download full pdf book download. It derives the name from its legacy as the first watch on the moon during the 1969 apollo 11 mission. Im getting close to making my first significant watch purchase and am thinking about a speedmaster moonwatch.
The straight lugs and thin bevel between the top and the sides are directly inspired by ck2998, and were a common feature of early premoon speedmasters, until omega decided to adopt asymmetrical twisted lugs after 1964 with the appearance of the speedmaster. Initially designed for automobile racing teams and engineers, the omega speedmaster embarked on a very different trajectory when nasa chose it to accompany astronauts heading for the moon in 1965. That watch, the omega speedmaster professionalalso known as the. Omega speedmaster history part 1 the early premoons.
For well over half a century, the omega speedmaster has witnessed events that have tested the limits of physical endurance and human courage, including the first manned moon landing in july 1969 and. Omega has been dedicating tremendous efforts to making the most out of what may be the ultimate welldeserved watchmarketing jackpot of the 20th century. The first watch to be worn on the moon was an omega speedmaster, but it wasnt on the wrist of the first man to land on the moon. Schirra had purchased the watch for his own use, but two and a half years later, the speedmaster would be officially certified by nasa for all mannedmissions, launching it. So the two watches are the 42mm speedmaster professional man on the moon, mechanical wind hesilte crystal etc etc and the first omega in space, 39. Omega speedmaster calibre 18611863 video manual youtube. There are many watches under this collection, including spam master professional, moon dark side, gray side moon and more. Minutes later, buzz aldrin emerged wearing his omega professional speedmaster, the first watch worn on the moon. The speedmaster only drew the attention of nasa in 1962. While all three astronauts on apollo 11 wore an omega speedmaster, the space ship commander neil armstrong left his in the space ship when he became the first man to set foot on the moon on april 20, 1969. This omega speedmaster moonwatch apollo xvii limited edition watch recognizes the 40th anniversary of the most recent moon landing in 1972. In fact, it has been associated with some of humankinds greatest extraterrestrial adventures and has been one of the most famous chronographs in the world ever since it became the first watch worn on the moon in july of 1969. What do james camerons aliens movie, world war ii spitfire aircraft, italian car designers, and russian cosmonauts have in common with the omega moon watch speedmaster.
The omega speedmaster professional moonwatch is a historical, significant piece of horology and nasa spacemoon exploration that you can wear on your wrist. Apr 03, 2014 probably the most famous wrist chronograph in the world, the omega speedmaster came of age in 1965 when it was approved by nasa for all manned space missions and had its crowning moment in 1969 when it became the first watch to be worn on the moon, granting the handwound speedmaster the epithet moon watch forever afterwards. After years of indepth study and the acquisition of several dozen speedmasters, we felt we should share with neophyte collectors what we had learned and so help them identify the different versions and their components, avoid the pitfalls and sharpen their observation. The success of the omega speedmaster reference 145.
I decided after a long back and forth for an omega speedmaster as a new watch. Captain eugene cernan, last man on the moon it is an indescribable reference work and a true musthave for every speedmaster collector. This watch was released in 2012 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of american astronaut wally schirras 1962 spaceflight aboard the mercury atlas 8, and is styled after the speedmaster reference 2998 he wore throughout the mission. When wearing an omega speedmaster professional, you enjoy a timepiece associated with quality and endurance. Instead, it was introduced in 1957 as a sport and racing chronograph following on from the early chronographs of the 1920s and 1930s, including the omega 28. Mar 18, 2020 what do james camerons aliens movie, world war ii spitfire aircraft, italian car designers, and russian cosmonauts have in common with the omega moon watch speedmaster. At the time astronaut eugene cernon walked on the moon. I purchased a omega speed master professional moonwatch from this company and received a authentic watch as promised. Omega speedmaster professional moonwatch outstanding. Why omega considers that such a big deal is beyond me.
T he omega speedmaster professional moonwatch is among the most famous historic watches of all times, and it still happens to be produced today. The first watch worn on the moon about slaets antwerp antwerp. Today we look at one of my favorite modern watches, the omega speedmaster first omega in space. Its involvement in the space adventure has propelled the moonwatch to the top of the list of celebrated timepieces. Worldtempus actually, it is a true bible since it is made of around 500 pages full of information and technical data. For well over half a century, the omega speedmaster has witnessed events that have tested the limits of physical endurance and human courage, including the first manned moon landing in july 1969 and every lunar mission since that time. Qualified by nasa in 1965 as the only watch for all manned space missions and extravehicular activity eva, the speedmaster made up an official part of. Omega speedmaster is a line of chronograph wristwatches produced by omega sa. Hello everybody, this is now my first post in this forum please excuse any typos or strange english as i am german. The ck2915 also known as the broad arrow, is a holy grail watch. Diving into the world of the speedmaster is to meet fanaticism on an epic level. The omega speedmaster originally debuted in 1957, as a racing watch to compliment omegas standing as the official time keeper for the olympics.
Jul 16, 2019 the speedmaster available today is virtually the same as the one aldrin wore on the moon, or indeed the one omega introduced way back in 1957, as a tool for racecar drivers. The omega speedmaster professional moonwatch is one of them. Speedmaster first omega in space the met edition hypebeast. The first certified speedmasters went to space on the wrists of gus grissom and john young on gemini 3 in 1965. Omega speedmaster, buy moonwatch professional watches. The most famous of these chronographs is the moonwatch omega, more commonly known as the omega speedmaster professional. To determine which timepiece brand would serve as a backup timing device on the astronauts missions, ragan wrote up a watch specification and sent it out to ten different watch companies. Thats one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
It remains one of the most famous chronographs in the world and is still used by nasa for their manned space missions. Omega speedmaster limited edition watch celebrates last. Speedmaster professional moonwatch vs first omega in space. Omega speedmaster prices rocket as 50th anniversary of. At first, i believed this to be merely carefully cultured marketing by omega, a branding exercise. Omega speedmaster professional moonwatch mens watch item no. Several years in the making, this new book becomes the indisputable reference for all omega speedmaster models. The astronauts kept pushing for something like an official watch that could be. In a worldchanging moment, the first human beings walked onto the moon at 02.
Omega speedmaster professional apollo 11 45th anniversary. Omega speedmaster, first watch on the moon posted on november 2, 2014 the speedmaster omega coaxial chronograph will forever be known by its nickname of the moonwatch for good reasondebuting over half a century ago, it has been a regular timepiece on all six apollo lunar landings and was the first, and only, type of watch to be worn. The omega speedmaster professional moonwatch is a historical, significant piece of horology and nasa space moon exploration that you can wear on your wrist. Ck 2998 was the first omega to reach space, when astronaut walter schirra wore the watch during the sigma 7 mission of the mercury programme in 1962. Apr 16, 2008 the omega speedmaster professional chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment to have been used in all of nasas manned space missions from. The omega speedmaster has been the choice of astronauts and space agencies for more than half a century. The omega speedmaster dark side of the moon pays homage to the original speedmasters that were used on the apollo space missions.
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Personal insights first omega in space fois ref 311. While rolex has also spent time in space via their gmt model the speedmaster was the first watch on the moon and used to help time rocket burns. Even though i searched before in the old threads, i could not find topics which already deal with my question. The omega speedmaster professional was the first watch on the moon and therefore enjoys its iconic status as the moonwatch. The speedmaster was introduced in 1957 and was popular among race car drivers and pilots. Its blackened and decorated version of the calibre 1861 called 1869 as a tribute to the first moon landing is a close reminder of the original moonwatch movement and omegas unrivalled legacy in space. An essential part of each astronauts space kit was the omega speedmaster professional. Omega speedmaster celebrates being the first watch on the. In less than a month from now, america and the world will mark the golden anniversary of the first moon landing. The program was responsible for the landing of the first humans on the moons surface in 1969. Since then, many different chronograph movements have been marketed under the speedmaster name. Jul 23, 2019 but thats also because he was around when the calibre 321 had its most incredible outing in the speedmaster st 105. The third edition of this definitive and popular book, marking the 60th anniversary of the speedmaster now includes 17 new speedmasters and an additional 120 new illustrations. The caliber 321 was the movement used in the first speedmaster watches, and was also the mechanism that powered the speedmasters worn by the apollo crews.