On this occasion of the 50th anniversary of the first human landing on the moon, Omega released the 50th anniversary limited edition watch of the Speedmaster ‘Apollo 11’, limited to 1,014 pieces. The new watch is based on the classic design of the Speedmaster BA145.022, and the case is made of Omega’s innovative 18K alloy.
Source of inspiration
In 1969, to celebrate the first successful human landing on the moon, Omega released a specially designed Speedmaster BA145.022 with a yellow 18K gold case and a rare Burgundy red bezel. In November of the same year, at a celebration dinner in Houston, Texas, Omega presented this commemorative watch numbered 3 to 28 to NASA’s astronauts.
Moonshine 18K Gold
In order to pay tribute to the Speedmaster BA145.022, the case, bracelet, dial and minute hand of the new watch are all made of Moonshine 18K gold. Moonshine
18K gold is a new alloy material whose unique color is inspired by the moonlight in the deep night sky. Compared to traditional yellow 18K gold, Moonshine
18K gold has a more lasting color and luster, which is timeless.
Case and bracelet
The watch uses the classic asymmetric case of the fourth-generation Omega Speedmaster. The case diameter is 42 mm and is polished and brushed. The bracelet is made up of five side-by-side arched links, polished and brushed, with a folding buckle engraved with the vintage Omega logo.
Burgundy red zirconia ceramic bezel
The bezel of the new timepiece retains the burgundy red of the 1969 commemorative watch and is made of zirconia ceramic, which is an innovative process of Omega. Tachymeter scale on the bezel by OMEGA
Made of Ceragold® technology, following the design of the speedometer bezel of the Omega Speedmaster in the 1960s. The speed scale value is up to ‘500’, of which the dot of the scale ’90’ is above the number. Called ‘Dot
Over 90 ‘or’ DON ‘.
Onyx and Deep Black
The watch is made of an all-gold ‘stepped’ dial, which is vertically brushed and marked with the ‘Au750’ stamp. The hour scale is made of delicately cut black onyx, and the hour, minute, central chronograph seconds and small dial hands are covered with black lacquer, making the watch even more eye-catching.
Unique case back design
The watch’s case back has a decorative inner ring with Moonshine
Made of 18K gold, after two laser ablation and two PVD color treatments, it finally presents a delicate earth and moon pattern. The world map symbolizing the earth is composed of blue ocean and gold continent patterns. The American continent also contains the rocket launch base of Cape Canaveral, NASA’s manned space mission.
(From 1963 to 1973, it was called Kennedy Point.) The symbol of the moon is made of a meteorite inlay.
Even more subtle, the size ratio of the earth and moon patterns on the back of the table is consistent with its true ratio (diameter ratio is 3.67: 1). This ingenious design and exquisite craftsmanship complement each other, making the watch more unique.
Polished ‘APOLLO’ on black matte background of case back inner ring
11 – 50th ANNIVERSARY ‘and’ THE FIRST WATCH WORN ON THE
‘MOON’. The caseback is engraved with ‘Master’
‘Chronometer’, ‘1969-2019’ words and limited numbers, of which ‘1969-2019’ words and limited numbers are decorated with Burgundy red.
The new Omega 3861 To Zhen Observatory movement is a revolutionary upgrade of the famous moon watch movement. This movement uses a coaxial escapement system with a stop-seconds function. Through the use of Omega’s innovative anti-magnetic material, its accuracy, anti-magnetic and overall performance have reached the higher standards required by the certification of the Observatory.
Such a unique watch certainly needs a unique case. The new limited edition watch case is inspired by the 1969 Speedmaster BA145.022 case, and again uses the shape of a lunar crater. The box surface is made of gray ceramic and uses 3D printing technology to represent the shape of the lunar surface. The shape of the box surface is different, and the pattern of the landing point of Apollo 11 is printed on the top of each watch box.
What is TimetoMove: Last year, the Swatch Group announced its withdrawal from Baselworld 2019. Then from May 14th to 16th this year, six high-end brands under the Swatch Group: Breguet, Harry Winston and Harry
Winston, Blancpain, Jaquet Droz, Glashütte
Original and OMEGA jointly held a new product launch exhibition in Switzerland to display brand new models of this year. At the same time, nearly 200 media from around the world are invited to participate.