Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary
As the rest of the world commemorates one of man’s finest achievements, OMEGA is celebrating it with a new kind of wristwatch. The Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch is a limited edition timepiece. It celebrates man’s conquest to the surface of the moon. It features innovative engineering, Apollo 11-inspired tributes, and the latest in OMEGA’s Moonwatch evolution.
Utilizing the brand’s Moonwatch framework, the Professional now comes with an all-new Master Coaxial Caliber 3861 mechanical movement. The system provides 50 hours of power reserve. It also guarantees optimum magnetic resistance and chronometric performance. It is a manual-winding system that gives its lucky 6,969 owners a rare chance to relive the 1960s era.
Forming the foundation of the Speedmaster Professional is a 42-mm stainless steel case with polished black ceramic bezel ring. The tachymeter scale uses the watchmaker’s Ceragold technology to give the wristwatch a premium look. All watch hands, bezel, and indices feature OMEGA’s patent-pending 18K Moonshine Gold. It is paler than conventional gold so it doesn’t look like a regular gold watch, but it provides better fade resistance.
The Speedmaster Professional 50th Anniversary Limited Edition also comes with three Apollo 11 tributes. At the 9 o’clock position is a laser-engraved, 18K Moonshine Gold subdial. It features an image of Buzz Aldrin climbing down from the Eagle Lunar Module. The 11 o’clock index also has an 18K Moonshine Gold as a marker. On the back is a laser-engraved, blackened footprint on the moon’s surface. The legendary quote of Neil Armstrong is also engraved in 18K Moonshine Gold.
The timepiece comes in a collectible Apollo 11- and Lunar surface-inspired gift box. OMEGA also designed the watch holder to resemble the Lunar Module.
Astronauts, space fans, and everyone else in between will love OMEGA’s tribute to the Apollo 11 mission. However, one has to act fast as the timepiece is limited only to 6,969 pieces worldwide.