TWC Reviews: Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Watch


Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Watch Fifty years ago on July 21, 1969, astronauts
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made history by becoming the first humans to set foot on the moon. And, of course, on Aldrin’s wrist was the legendary Omega Speedmaster Professional, also known as the “Moonwatch”. The very first watch that traversed
the surface of the moon. To commemorate this important occasion,
Omega introduced the Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
Limited-Edition watches. With only 6,969 pieces across the globe,
the innovative masterpieces pay tribute to the Apollo 11 mission with its ingenious technology and design aesthetics. This special watch validates Omega’s tryst with horology and technology at a time when humans themselves were unsure if
making a trip to space was even possible. The Omega Speedmaster’s endurance and mechanism have been put to test for over half a century since its existence. Pushing its limits to reach the moon and back, the world-famous chronograph has a special place
in the history of NASA. Aptly nicknamed the “Moonwatch”,
this timepiece is unlike any other chronograph the brand has ever designed. And, to this day, it is proud to be the only watch certified by NASA for use on an Extravehicular Activity. To top it all, those who intend to invest
in this sophisticated watch also gets an elaborate box complete
with a lunar module stand. Inside the box, you will find an additional Velcro strap with black coated cork, two mission patches, two engraved plates with landing site coordinates and landing site and time, as well as a strap changing tool. The timepiece features distinct elements,
including a varnished grey and black dial highlighting indexes and hands in 18K Moonshine gold. A unique hour marker stands out at 11 o’clock,
a meaningful tribute to the mission number ‘11’ of Apollo 11. Meanwhile, we can see a distinctive sub-dial at 9 o’clock, featuring the seconds counter
encased in an engraved medallion. Flip over the watch, and on its caseback you’ll find the famous quote by Armstrong
engraved on metal, which says: “That’s one small step for a man,
one giant leap for mankind”. Look closely at the sub-dial and you’ll see the engraving of Buzz Aldrin’s iconic scene, climbing down onto the surface of the moon. On the grey dial, you’ll see three sub-dials
with the 12-hour counter, the chronograph counters, and the seconds indicator. The ring crowning the bezel is in pure ceramic, and the tachymeter scale bathes in Omega Ceragold. If there’s any particular watch or collection you want us to review in the future, please let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to like, share and subscribe to our channel
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