Not every watchmaker can brag about having their product on the surface of the moon. Thankfully Omega is keen to talk about its astronomical achievements – and rightly so. The iconic Speedmaster graced the wrists of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during a certain historic Apollo 11 mission, meaning the manufacturer landed the very first watch on the moon. 50 years on, its ready for lift off once again with a brand new piece: the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th anniversary limited edition.
Paying tribute to the original BA145.022 model, this re-issue is even more impressive thanks to an in-house 18-karat gold alloy named ‘Moonshine’ by Omega. What’s more, a sizeable 42mm dial bears the prestigious ‘Au750’ marking in reference to solid gold components.
Other features include a burgundy ceramic bezel (a nod to the original that was to be a gift for Richard Nixon and his VP, Spiro Agnew), alongside onyx indices and an impressive hand-wound movement.
All of which makes for a pretty great watch. But with just a limited production run of 1,014 pieces, Omega’s anniversary piece is set to spark a space race of Cold War proportions, priced at approximately £24,000, or $31,500 USD.
To learn more and join the queue from July onwards, visit Omega.