The OMEGA Speedmaster is one of OMEGA’s most iconic timepieces. Having been a part of all six lunar missions, the legendary Speedmaster is an impressive representation of the brand’s adventurous pioneering spirit.
This OMEGA Speedmaster Professional “Moonwatch” features a black dial covered by a hesalite crystal and graced by a small seconds sub-dial, 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder along with a central chronograph hand. The black bezel, with its tachymetric scale, is mounted on a 42 mm stainless steel case and presented on a matching bracelet.
At the heart of this chronograph is OMEGA’s mechanical calibre 1861, the legendary manual-winding movement worn on the Moon. This timepiece is offered with a special Moonwatch presentation box which contains a “NATO” strap, a strap for astronauts, a tool to change the bracelet and a book highlighting Speedmaster’s adventures.
OMEGA and Apollo 13: 50 Years Later
Remembering the 14 seconds between success and failure;
When an oxygen tank exploded on board the Apollo 13 mission in 1970, it plunged the astronauts into a truly perilous situation. Amongst the many challenges faced by the crew, was a 14-second fuel burn required to bring them home. Thankfully, they had a certain chronograph to help.
RELIVE THE RESCUE:
“Without digital timers, the Speedmaster played a vital role.”
Trusted by the astronauts on all six moon landings, as well as the crew of Apollo 13, the iconic Speedmaster Moonwatch has truly earned its placed in space exploration history.
The Crew and Kit
The crew, commanded by veteran astronaut James Lovell, was destined for the moon. This was to be the third ever human lunar landing, and the next successful chapter of the Apollo project. Together with Command Module Pilot Jack Swigert, and Lunar Module Pilot, Fred Haise, the three astronauts were each equipped with OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronographs – part of NASA’s official kit for all manned missions since 1965.