This might not be your Dad’s (or even Grandad’s) Speedmaster, however this brand new limited edition Omega Moonwatch is a direct reference to a occasion that preceding generations won’t forget. To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 13, Omega replica watch has declared a new and somewhat funny (sorry) tribute not just to the superbly aborted Apollo mission, but in addition into the Silver Snoopy Award which NASA gave to Omega in 1970 to their work on the Apollo program. Having a gorgeous crisp white dial and a period-correct Cal 1861 indoors, the Omega Speedmaster Apollo replica watches 13 Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition watch is packed full of references to a few of the most well-known Apollo missions, the one which went wrong.
For those unaware, Snoopy, the puppy from Charles Schulz’s pop comic strip Peanuts, was co-opted by NASA because of their security mascot for the Apollo program. The Silver Snoopy award was given out by NASA to people who contributed towards the security and achievement of the Apollo missions. Back in 1970, Omega had been awarded the Silver Snoopy because of their part in the Apollo program and this brand new Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver replica watches Snoopy Award Limited Edition watch commemorates their function and the ultimate safe return of the Apollo team on April 17th, 1970.
To begin with, let us take a peek at the Snoopys, where there are just two. The first is sleeping at the running seconds sub dial at nine o’clock (as he’s frequently portrayed atop his dog house from the comic strip) — he is lumed. The next Snoopy is left in sterling silver and shielded beneath a domed sapphire crystal to the situation back. Similar in style to the pin supplied with all the Silver Snoopy award, this really silver Snoopy is surrounded by blue enamel with hand-applied silver aromas. Omega Speedmaster Apollo snoopy imitation watchhas an established flare for instance backs, but that one is something different, and to get a particular edition like this, I really like the attention detail.
Last, the initial 14 minutes on the dial have been emphasized and flanked by text which reads”What can you do in 14 minutes?” This is a reference to some 14-second course correction the Apollo 13 crew successfully timed and finished to fix their yield trajectory after each of those two oxygen tanks on the service module exploded while the team was led into the moon, some 200,000 kilometers in the ground. They really timed this unbelievably dire move using Jack Swigert’s Omega Speedmaster professional imitation watches, an actuality that’s both exceedingly cool along with pure marketing gold.
Omega has made plethora limited variant Speedmasters through the last few years and has assured that there’s something out there for virtually any flavor. The Omega Speedmaster Apollo racing fake watches 13 Silver Snoopy Award Limited Edition watch is going to probably be limited to 1970 bits that will come fitted into a black nylon strap and also contain decorative Silver Snoopy hooks and a committed paper, around for 6,100 CHF (~US$6,100). Together with the Omega Speedmaster Apollo 13 Silver Snoopy Award Restricted Edition, Omega has attracted the entire Moonwatch ethos back into its origins and was able to design a remarkable conversation piece for both space and watch fans.