On the golden anniversary of Apollo 17, OMEGA is looking back at the achievements of the mission, and the role that the Speedmaster Moonwatch played during those famous hours.
Led by Commander Eugene Cernan, Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt, and Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, Apollo 17 landed on the moon on December 11th, 1972 at 19:54.58 GMT. With a heavy emphasis on science, the mission was a chance to explore our lunar neighbour like never before.
“All these years later, Apollo 17 is still fondly remembered by OMEGA as our sixth landing on the moon.”
Today, Gene Cernan’s Apollo 17 watch (ST 105.003) can be viewed at the OMEGA Museum in Biel, Switzerland. Worn by the last man to walk on the moon, it was used by OMEGA in 2019 to recreate the legendary Calibre 321. Thanks to “tomography” technology, the team were able to look inside the historic timepiece to gain the exact specifications for the movement’s reconstruction.
“That’s the commitment of your people at OMEGA, to make the finest watch piece, not only in the world, but in the entire universe."
“Apollo 17 was the sixth landing for humans – and OMEGA – on the moon.”