Apollo 15 is the fourth of six NASA missions to the moon. Compared with previous missions, Apollo 15 made its first long stop on the moon’s surface, focusing more on scientific research. Most notably, this is also the first lunar mission to use a lunar rover.
The Apollo 15 mission to the moon began on July 26, 1971. Four days later, the crew landed on the moon and returned to Earth on August 7. The space adventure lasted more than 12 days.
Omega glory commemorates successful adventure
Omega launched the Speedmaster Lunar Watch ‘Apollo 15’ 40th Anniversary Limited Edition to commemorate this significant and successful adventure.
This is a classic moon watch: a polished or frosted stainless steel case and bracelet, a black aluminum bezel with a tachometer, and an arched table glass made of hard, non-fragile polyacrylic synthetic crystal. The logo is etched directly above the dial. The three small dials are presented on the black dial in the style of the classic Speedmaster Professional series: the small seconds dial at 9 o’clock, the 12-hour chronograph dial at 6 o’clock, and the 30-minute chronograph dial at 3 o’clock.
Compared with classic Speedmaster professional watches, the ‘Apollo 15’ 40th Anniversary model has some significant features. The minute scale of this limited edition watch consists of blue, white and red rings-these are the three colors of the Apollo 15 mission badge. The small seconds dial has a blue bezel, the 12-hour chronograph dial and the 30-minute chronograph dial have a white outer ring and a red outer ring, respectively.
The screw-in caseback is embossed with a lunar rover pattern and ‘apollo 15′ (Apollo 15) and ’40th anniversiry’ (40th anniversary). The outer ring of the black chrome metal case is etched with ‘the first watch worn on the moon’, ‘July 30, 1971’ (July 30, 1971), and a limited number .
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Apollo 15th” 40th Anniversary Limited Edition is equipped with a classic Omega 1861 movement, which is also the manual chronograph movement that has always been used in the legendary Speedmaster professional watches.
The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ‘Apollo 15’ 40th Anniversary is limited to 1,971 pieces.