The Iconic Moonwatch
To honour the first lunar landing, an unforgettable event that took place 45 years ago, Omega has created a special watch—the Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition.
The story behind this iconic timeteller goes such: on July 21, 1969, two NASA astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, became the first human beings ever to set foot on the surface of the moon. It was a feat described as one of mankind’s crowning technological achievements, and Omega was literally on hand on this historic occasion.
Strapped around his spacesuit, Buzz Aldrin had an Omega Speedmaster Professional chronograph, while Neil Armstrong had left his own Speedmaster aboard the Lunar Landing Module as a reliable backup to the electronic timekeeping system.
To commemorate this exceptional moment in mankind’s history, the Omega Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition recalls the colours of the moon and the Apollo 11 lunar and command modules and features a 42mm completely brushed grey grade 2 titanium case with a touch of gold.
Only 1,969 models of this timepiece will be produced, a number that reflects the significant year that the first humans walked on the moon.
This article was first published in Hi! Blitz Magazine, July Issue, 2014.