On July 20, 1969, the first human landing on the moon was a great initiative in human history. At 2:56 GMT on July 21, Neil Armstrong and stepped on the moon’s surface. After 19 minutes, Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. He was wearing the Omega Speedmaster, legendary. This was born. An interesting episode was that the electronic timing system of the lunar module was operating incorrectly at the time, so Armstrong left his Omega Speedmaster in the cabin as a reliable spare timepiece.
Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Limited Edition
Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
To commemorate this expedition, Omega released two Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Limited Editions: stainless steel watches and 925 silver medals (limited to 7,969 pieces), platinum watches and 24K gold medals ( Limited to 69 pieces).
Stainless steel limited edition
This unique model is equipped with the famous Omega 1861 movement, which belongs to the same series as the 321 movement, used in the prototype of the Speedmaster professional moon watch of the year. The case and bracelet are made of stainless steel, and the bracelet is further improved, equipped with Omega’s patented chain needle system.
The black dial is also reminiscent of the original moon watch, but it is also unique. The small seconds dial features a badge pattern that evolved from the famous Apollo 11 mission badge: the eagle flew to the moon’s surface, the eagle’s claws grasped olive branches representing peace; and above the horizontal line of the moon, the distant earth was clearly visible. Interestingly, this icon was designed by Michael Collins, commander of Apollo 11. While Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the moon in the lunar module, Corinth was working in the command module of Apollo 11.
The hour, minute and chronograph seconds hands with red tips are coated with a luminous coating. Minute chronograph and hour chronograph hands are white; the frosted small rhodium-plated small seconds hand contrasts sharply with the recessed badge pattern on the dial.
Human a small step
Below the dial ‘OMEGA Speedmas & shy; ter PROFESSIONAL’ is the red ’02:56 GMT’ (2:56 GMT), which is Armstrong stepping out of the human on the moon ‘ One small step ‘for accurate time.
米 The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Limited Edition dial is protected by a polyacrylic synthetic crystal mirror. The lunar prototype also used this hard and fragile watch. Polyacrylic synthetic crystal is an ideal material for aerospace applications. It does not break, which eliminates the potential risk of debris entering the low gravity environment. The unique miniature Omega logo is etched on the inside of the mirror.
The caseback is engraved with the Apollo 11 ‘Eagle’ mission badge, ‘THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON’ (the first watch brand to land on the Moon), a limited number (0000/7969), and ‘July 21, 1969’ ‘(July 21, 1969), this is the date when Armstrong and Aldrin first stepped on the surface of the moon. The exact time of the moon landing ’02:56′ is engraved on the dial.
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Limited Edition is contained in a black gift box, which also includes a silver medallion with a diameter of 42 mm (the same as the diameter of the watch). Apollo 11 ‘Eagle’ mission badge and ‘APOLLO 11, 40th ANNIVER & shy; ARY’ (Apollo 11, 40th anniversary); the other side is etched with ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED’ (Eagle Landing), ‘LAUNCHED JULY 16 1969 ‘(launched on July 16, 1969),’ LANDED JULY 20, 1969 ‘(landed on the moon on July 20, 1969), and’ RETURNED, JULY 24, 1969 ‘(returned on July 24, 1969) Series lettering and omega letters and logos. The gift box comes with a product certificate and a cover with a black cloth. The black wipes have text messages commemorating this historic space flight feat.
Platinum limited edition
Limited sale, unlimited luxury
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Platinum Limited Edition is limited to 69 pieces. The main body of the case and the bracelet with the chain needle system are made of platinum, while the small seconds dial and small seconds are made of 18K yellow gold. The hour, minute, 30-minute chronograph dial and 12-hour chronograph dial are platinum.
This elegant model also comes with a limited-edition, 42mm-diameter, 24K yellow gold medallion, etched with the Apollo 11 ‘Eagle’ mission badge and ‘APOLLO 11, 40th ANNIVER & shy; SARY’ (Apollo 11) , 40th anniversary). Like the 925 silver medallion included with the stainless steel model, the other side is engraved with ‘THE EAGLE HAS LANDED’, ‘LAUNCHED JULY 16 1969’ (launched on July 16, 1969), and ‘LANDED JULY’ ’20, 1969′ (landed on July 20, 1969) and ‘RETURNED, JULY 24, 1969’ (returned on July 24, 1969) as well as a series of inscriptions as well as Omega letters and logos.
The 18K yellow gold mission badge on the case back is engraved with the words ‘Apollo 11 40th Anniversary’. Surrounded by a platinum outer ring on the case back are the words ‘The first Watch Worn on the Moon’, the words ‘PT950’ in platinum, and ‘July 21, 1969’ ‘(July 21, 1969), the date when Armstrong and Aldrin first stepped on the surface of the moon.
Like the stainless steel model, the platinum model also has a shatter-resistant polyacrylic synthetic crystal watch and the Omega 1861 movement.
微小 A small detail of the small badge pattern on the dial highlights the special value of this watch: the limited number (00/69) is etched on the bottom of the small badge pattern on the dial.
米 Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Platinum Limited Edition is housed in an eye-catching wooden gift box, decorated with elegant inlay crafting details. The limited number (00/69) and Apollo 11 mission emblem are embossed on the top of the wooden box. The steel base of the wooden box is etched with the year “1969” where the Apollo 11 mission took place, the year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the human moon landing and the year “2009” for watch production. A certificate of authenticity is also placed in the watch box.
限量 The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11 ’40th Anniversary’ Platinum Limited Edition will be exclusively available at the Omega New York Fifth Avenue flagship store that will open this year.
历史 Omega historical role
历史 In the coming centuries, historians will continue to review the great task of Apollo 11. It was the first time that humans left Earth, walked on another celestial body, and returned safely. Omega has always been honored for its important role in human scientific adventures.