Omega Speedmaster 40th

omega_-_speedmaster-40th_-_1.jpgI will be talking about OmegaSpeedmaster Moon versions for years and years to come. Any version with the Lemania movement is top noch and under priced. A wonderful daily wear or weekend switch hitter if you’re in a Patek during the week and going boating or to the moon in your private rocket. Maybe just a nice balloon ride headed toward the moon will suffice. Here is a new limited version.

The Specifications

Movement
Omega caliber 1861
Chronograph, manual winding
18 Jewels
21,600vph
45-hour power reserve
Glucydur Balance

Functions
Hours and minutes
Small seconds at 9 o’clock
Central chronograph seconds hand
30-minute counter at 3
12-hour counter at 6

Case
42mm diameter
13.9mm thickness
950 Platinum with yellow gold medallion
Up to 50 meters water resistance
Aluminum bezel with tachymeter scale
Sapphire crystal with anti-reflection treatment on both sides
Bottom medallion in 18 carat yellow gold

Dial
Matte black
inscription “02:56 GMT” in red
applied indexes in platinum-treated Superluminova 950
hour and minute hands in platinum 950
Chronograph seconds hand rhodium-plated
Hour and Minute hands in platinum
Small-Seconds hand in yellow gold

Bracelet
950 Platinum bracelet
20mm horn width

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The first landing of a manned spacecraft, occurred on July 20, 1969, and was one of the largest and most spectacular scientific achievements in the history of mankind. Neil Armstrong placed his foot on the lunar surface at 02:56 GMT on July 21. Nineteen minutes later he was joined by Buzz Aldrin, who was wearing his Omega Speedmaster. And so a legend was born. An interesting comment: the electronic clock in the lunar module was not operating properly, and Armstrong left his watch on board, if necessary to act as a reliable substitute.

Two Moonwatch OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Editions commemorate the adventure; stainless steel with a sterling silver medallion (limited to 7,969 pieces) – previously covered here; and the other in platinum, with the medallion in 18K yellow gold (limited to 69 pieces).

A very limited release with an unlimited luxury
The case and bracelet are in platinum and the medallion and the small second hand are in 18 carat yellow gold, like the medallion on the caseback. The hour hand, 30-minute hand and 12-hour hand are of platinum.

By | 2012-08-05T06:53:26+00:00 April 7th, 2009|Watch News|
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