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A Golden #SpeedyTuesday

A Golden #SpeedyTuesday

50 years later, Omega celebrates the golden anniversary of man's first moon landing with the new Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition.

Man's first step on the moon. The 1969 Apollo 11 mission saw famed astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk their first steps on the moon with the Omega Speedmaster Professional strapped on their wrists.

July 1969

The “Astronaut Appreciation Dinner” was celebrated with the launch of the 18K yellow gold Speedmaster BA145.022. The gold Speedmaster housed the Calibre 861 and was noted as Omega's very first commemorative numbered edition, limited to 1,014 models. These were produced from 1969 to 1973.

November 1969

The very first of these was created for US President, Richard Nixon.

The very first of these was created for US President, Richard Nixon.

The models 33 – 1000 were open to the public for purchase and came with the caseback inscription “OMEGA SPEEDMASTER”, “APOLLO XI 1969” and “Ω THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE MOON”

Omega celebrates the golden anniversary with the new Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Edition, limited to, 1,014 pieces.

March 2019

Each piece is accompanied with a five-year warranty.

The new chronograph is crafted from an exclusive new 18K gold alloy named Moonshine and is powered by a brand new manual-winding Master Chronometer calibre 3861.

The new edition also includes a burgundy bezel ring – this time in ceramic [ZrO2], according to a special patent pending process, with its tachymeter scale in CeragoldTM. Following the first generation of the Speedmaster tachymeter scale, which graduated to 500 units per hour, this new model features a marker dot above 90 (also known as “Dot Over 90” or “DON”).

The outer caseback ring features mechanically engraved markings: “1969-2019” and the Limited Edition number highlighted in burgundy, as well as an uncoloured “Master Chronometer”.

Inspired by the original packaging of the BA145.022 model in 1969, OMEGA has created a new crater box that will house each Limited Edition timepiece. The panels of the box are in grey ceramic with 3D printing of the lunar surface ensure that no crater box will be alike.
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