The Omega Speedmaster Watch Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Last Moon Landing
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the last moon landing, the famous watchmaker Omega released a new model of the legendary Speedmaster Watch at the beginning of November. In a limited edition of 1972 pieces, the watch bears the insignia of the Apollo XVII spacecraft.
The Omega Speedmaster: A Watch Associated with Space Exploration
The history of the Omega Speedmaster Watch is directly linked with that of the last NASA lunar mission. When the Apollo programme drew to a close in December 1972, Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo XVII and the last man to have walked on the moon, concluded by declaring that what his mission had achieved would “inspire future generations” and that “the Omega Speedmaster will accompany them”.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch: A “Commemorative” Design
Since its creation in 1957, the Omega Speedmaster Watch has cut an iconic figure amongst modern watch models. With numerous versions of dial available, it today pays tribute to the Apollo mission with the limited edition Speedmaster Moonwatch. Its silver hand-patina dial shows the Apollo XVII insignia, which represents Humankind, the Future, the Recollection of Apollo and the Flag. The dial is also scratch-resistant thanks to its sapphire crystal. The 42mm diameter case is made from stainless steel, as is the strap.
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