50TH Anniversary Limited Edition: OMEGA SPEEDMASTER Apollo 11 MOONWATCH
In the year 1969, the original gold Speedmaster was produced by Swiss luxury watch company, OMEGA, as a joyous response to the Apollo 11 astronauts’ success in landing on the moon. The watches were exclusive and were not for the general public as only 1,014 models were made, with 26 pieces given to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). To get your hands on one was a luxury.
THE NITTY GRITTY
Most of the watch is made out of a specific and high-quality material called the 18K Moonshine™ gold. This includes the watch’s 42 millimeter steel with 50 meter water resistance case and bracelet made out of the new special alloy that has a softer tint as opposed to the classic choice of yellow gold. In addition to that, the 18k Moonshine™ gold has also higher resistance to color fading due to time. Its sleek design compromises of a set of facetted black onyx for its hour markers, a burgundy-colored bezel, and a sophisticated five-arched-links-per-row bracelet.
Its distinctively themed case back might be the one that separates it from its competitors in the market. The impeccable design features a blue ocean and the world map that is processed using laser ablation and Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) coating color treatments which increases its durability and aesthetic value. Mirroring the map is an illustration of a rounded lunar meteorite that represents the moon. Lastly, matching the bezel, there are burgundy markings at the bottom that are used to identify the specific number of the piece which are opposite of similar markings with years ‘1969-2019’ etched above.
The OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch Apollo 11 50th anniversary piece also sports the OMEGA Master Chronometer Calibre 3861, a daring advancement from the company’s most famous Calibre 1861. It is adorned by gold-plated bridges, more burgundy markings, and Co-Axial technology as the brand’s first manually winded chronograph movement to be certifies by the Master Chronometer.
- Limited edition
- Small seconds
- Transparent case back
- 20 millimeter between lugs
- Moonshine™ gold bracelet and case
- 42 millimeter case diameter
- Yellow dial color
- Double-sided anti-reflective, flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
- Water Resistance: 50 meters / 167 feet