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The Speedmaster

MOONWATCH PROFESSIONAL

For well over half a century, the OMEGA Speedmaster has witnessed events that have tested the limits of physical endurance and human courage, including the first manned moon landing in July 1969 and every lunar mission since that time.

Omega SPEEDMASTER PROFESSIONAL MOONWATCH with steel case and bracelet and its black dial and bezel

SINCE THE SPEEDMASTER FIRST LANDED ON THE MOON

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THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS CHRONOGRAPH

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Chronograph has a unique place in the history of space exploration as the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions from Gemini to the current International Space Station program. When Buzz Aldrin stepped on the lunar surface in 1969, he was wearing a Speedmaster Professional, the chronograph that has been known as the Moonwatch ever since.

"…the timepiece became known as The Moonwatch, the first watch worn on the Moon."

WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON

President John F. Kennedy’s challenge to send an astronaut on the Moon was particularly audacious considering that when he first voiced it in 1962, only one American had been in space for a grand total of 15 minutes and 28 seconds. Of course, his objective was eventually achieved and the OMEGA Speedmaster was there for the first famous steps.

Like no other chronograph

With its black dial and tachymeter scale, this 42 mm chronograph was designed to stand out. The indexes and central hour and minute hands are coated in Super-LumiNova. A hesalite crystal protects the dial enhanced with a 30-minute recorder, 12-hour recorder and small seconds sub-dial. The stainless steel case is presented on a matching bracelet or a black leather strap.

"Since its introduction in 1957, the Speedmaster has been characterized by its precision, readability and robustness"

A CLASSIC MOVEMENT

Until 1968, the Speedmaster was powered by the iconic calibre 321 which was later changed to calibre 861. This was updated with the high-grade rhodium-plated finish of the calibre 1861 and the more embellished 1863. Today, the timepiece is driven by virtually the same hand-wound movement trusted by NASA’s astronauts on the Moon.

"The Speedmaster Professional is still the only watch certified by NASA for use on an EVA (Extra Vehicular Activity)."

Special presentation box

Each of the four timepieces in this family is offered with a special presentation box which includes two additional straps - a “NATO” strap and a strap for astronauts. A tool to change the bracelets and instructions for how to do so are also included along with a Speedmaster loupe, a metal plate and a book highlighting the adventures of the Speedmaster.