In 1962, astronaut Walter ‘Wally’ Schirra wore his own Speedmaster watch to execute the ‘Sig’ of the Mercury program. The Sigma 7 mission also opened a new chapter in history for OMEGA. On October 3, when the spacecraft broke through the blue sky, the long history of exploring the space of the legendary Omega Speedmaster timepiece began. In fact, about two and a half years later, the Speedmaster series was officially selected by NASA as its designated watch for all manned space missions.
Today, inspired by the historic moments created by Shi Yila, the brand has launched the new Speedmaster series ‘First Omega into Space’ watch, recreating the original classic look.
A classic-style timepiece commemorating the brand’s historical moments, the Omega ‘first Omega into space’ numbered version of the moon watch
Based on Omega’s original ‘pre-professional’ Speedmaster watch, this new watch case is made of 18K Sedna ™ gold with symmetrical lugs and a unique 1962 prototype hippocampal emblem Also presented on the case back.
The Speedmaster’s most iconic matte chrome nitride tachymeter scale is particularly striking on the polished brown ceramic bezel. The same dark brown color scheme is also applied to the PVD small dial and the minute dial on the central silver dial; the hour scale and the matching ‘Alpha’ and ‘baton’ hands are made of 18K Sedna ™ gold .
Omega ‘First Omega Into Space’ Numbered Moon Watch
In order to highlight the unique touch, the back of the watch is also engraved with ‘THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE’ (the first Omega into space), ‘OCTOBER 3, 1962’ (October 3, 1962) and ‘NUMBERED EDITION No.’
This remarkable watch is paired with a brown leather strap with beige stitching, and is also equipped with the Omega 1861 movement, which is also used in the famous ‘Moon Watch’ to ensure accurate timekeeping performance.
Omega is honored to be able to participate in the first human journey to outer space. Because of this, this unique Speedmaster watch has also been designed separately. For the wearers of this limited edition ‘Moon Watch’, this not only reminds them of the important moment of the Omega milestone, but also witnesses the charm of the Speedmaster watch series standing in the long river with classic design.