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Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph

As the first and only watch ever on the Moon, the Speedmaster Moonwatch has made history with Buzz Aldrin. With a tachymeter scale, robust design and perfect precision even in weightlessness, the “Speedy” not only convinced the NASA, it is a classic among the Omega watches.

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The Omega Speedmaster is a very special watch: as the first and only watch on the moon so far, the "Moonwatch" made a name for itself on the wrist of Buzz Aldrin in 1969 and has since then become an absolute classic among watch fans. Also known by fans as “Speedy”, it not only withstands the extreme conditions in outer space, but also looks good to a suit. The timeless design of the Moonwatch has remained almost unchanged over the years and is still today a tribute to the historic moon mission of that time.

It pays off to invest in luxury models: Used, certified luxury watches such as the Omega Speedmaster are often collectibles and experience a constant increase in value over the years.

Omega Speedmaster - first watch on the moon

When the first version of Omega's Speedmaster was introduced in 1957, the idea of ​​manned moon flight was a dream of the future. The reference CK2915 was designed to meet the demands of the then very popular racing sport. It is considered the first watch with tachymetric scale on the bezel. Equipped with a precise chronograph function, it was the perfect racer accessory and already proved to be robust and durable. In 1961, when US President J. F. Kennedy announced in his famous speech that he wanted to send Americans to the moon, space became the focus of public attention. In preparation for the Gemini and Apollo missions, NASA went in search of the perfect watch to withstand the extreme situations in space. Watches from different manufacturers have undergone various endurance tests. The Speedmaster excelled in all categories. After exhaustive tests, it achieved in 1965 the status of the official NASA watch.

In October it traveled to space with the Gemini-3 mission. What many do not know: The Speedmaster Moon Watch completed its first space flight in 1962. As the private watch of Walter Schirras it went with him on its Mercury Atlas 8 flight. Their most famous space flight the Speedmaster Moon Watch completed in 1969, when the Apollo 11 mission wrote history. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were the first people to set a foot on the moon. All three were equipped with Omega Speedmaster Moon Watch watches. Since Neil Armstrong, who was the first to set a foot on the moon, had left his watch on board, Buzz Aldrin's watch was actually the first watch on the Moon. When Buzz Aldrin later wanted to send the watch to the National Air and Space Museum, it was lost on the transport and is still missing today.

Features of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph

The current classic Speedmaster Moonwatch from Omega has a 42mm stainless steel case. Since there is no gravity in space, an automatic movement would have no function here. The Speedmaster Moon Watch is therefore equipped with a manual wind mechanism. The black bezel is equipped with a tachymeter scale, which makes calculating your own speed much easier. Equipped with a caliber 1861 or 1863 it is a faithful companion who always brings you to your destination on time. Particularly striking is the onyx black dial, which has 3 sub-dials, the "small second", "30 minutes" and "12 hours". The latter two work together with the chronograph function.

It is waterproof up to 50m. The Original Moon Watch features a Hesalite glass instead of the commonly used sapphire crystal. A sapphire crystal would have had the disadvantage in space, to splinter easier. Hesalitglas thus guarantees the safety of astronauts without sacrificing quality or readability. You do not have to fly into space right away to focus on the classic and sporty design of the Speedmaster. Also on the ground it is the perfect companion in all situations.

Interesting models of the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch at a glance

The moonwatch gets its distinctive look through the tachymeter bezel. All classic Moonwatch chronographs are equipped with a stop function and sub-dials. Due to its rich history, many models are wound by hand, but they are now also available with self-winding mechanism. It is available in different sizes with leather, fabric or stainless steel bracelet and in different dial designs.

  • The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 311.30.42.30.01.005 is equipped with a 42mm diameter stainless steel case and is water resistant to a depth of up to 50m. Its typical tachymeter bezel, as well as the dial and all three sub-dials are black. The caliber of 1861 is ticking inside.
  • The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 311.30.42.30.01.006 is very similar to the previous model, but has a sapphire crystal. The caseback is also made of sapphire crystal and opens the view on the caliber 1863 movement. Which is in principle identical to the caliber 1861 but some of the components are additionally rhodium-plated, in order to make even better use of the glass bottom.
  • With a case diameter of 39.7mm, the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 311.32.40.30.01.001 is a little more restrained. Its case is made of stainless steel. It comes with an elegant brown leather strap. Arrow-shaped hands are reminiscent to the hands of the first moonwatches.
  • The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 311.92.44.51.01.003 has a case diameter of 44.2mm and is equipped with the caliber 9300. Its has a black ceramic case. Thanks to the glass bottom you can see the movement, the ceramic case and bezel are both in black. At 6 o'clock there is a date display, it has an automatic movement.
  • The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Chronograph 311.63.44.51.06.001 also has an automatic movement, in which the Caliber 9300 is doing its work. The case with 44.25 mm diameter is made of black ceramic, as is its bezel, which is edged with rose gold. Also on the black dial and the hands are highlighted in rose gold. It is waterproof up a depth of 100 m.

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  • The Omega De Ville is classic and simple. It was the first wristwatch to be fitted with Co-Axial escapement, making it even more precise. It is available as a ladies' and men's variant.
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