In July 1969, NASA’s astronaut-Neil. Neil Armstrong and his partner Booz. Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon and became the first person to step on the surface of a celestial body in outer space. This feat was even recognized as one of the greatest technological achievements in human history. OMEGA also witnessed this glorious moment together.
Feature one: the origin of the moon landing
At that time, Aldrin’s space sleeve was tied with an OMEGA Speedmaster professional chronograph, while Armstrong’s Speedmaster was left in the lunar module as a reliable backup of the electronic timing system in the cabin. In 2014, in order to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the human landing on the moon, OMEGA specially launched the 45th anniversary limited edition watch of the Speedmaster “Apollo 11”. It paid tribute to the first classic Speedmaster professional chronograph that landed on the moon to commemorate this period. Immortal ‘Moon Landing Legend’.
The 45th anniversary of the OMEGA Speedmaster ‘Apollo 11’ limited edition watch imprints the legend of the first human landing on the moon, and also records the origin of the Speedmaster watch and this great history
Feature two: texture created by multiple materials
This limited edition watch is specially made of 42mm gray fully frosted case and secondary titanium casting. The reason why secondary titanium is used is that it can be closer to Apollo 11 and no matter the color or texture performance. On the surface of the moon, the overall color is similar, and it is decorated with some golden elements, with a bit of cold tone without losing its handsome effect. The part of the faceplate is carefully designed, mainly covered with dark brown physical vapor deposition (PVD) to handle materials, and has a 30-minute, 12-hour timer and small seconds dial, and then uses special laser technology to etch the brand The name, small dial number and the material around the hour scale form a unique design effect. In addition, OMEGA’s patented 18K Sedna ™ gold bezel is lined with a foggy black ceramic magnetic ring, which inherits Speedmaster’s usual design features.
Gray frosted titanium alloy case with PVD-plated dark brown face plate. The face plate uses special laser technology to etch the brand name, small dial numbers and hour markers. It has a full three-dimensional effect and presents outstanding visual effects.
Feature 3: NATO belt adds special sense
Another noteworthy feature is its unique strap design, which is mainly inspired by the NATO strap created by the British Ministry of Defence in 1973, but it was mainly made of military nylon in the past. This time OMEGA is a higher quality Made of materials, not only improves its design, it is also more comfortable to wear. This new watch is limited to 1,969 pieces, which is the year when humans first set foot on the moon.
In addition to the classic OMEGA logo on the crown, the screw-down caseback is also embossed with the hippocampus badge, and the outer ring is engraved with the monumental black lettering and limited number, which adds to its collection value
Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary
Titanium, 18K rose gold material / 1861 manual winding movement / chronograph function / waterproof 50 meters / table diameter 42mm / limited to 1969 / reference price: 50,100 RMB