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Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional Updated
A must have for any watch collector, the OMEGA Speedmaster Moonwatch is still one of the most iconic watches to have ever been produced. Designed for NASA’s space exploration and worn by astronauts, the Moonwatch is a true tool, that is the perfect accompaniment for life’s daily missions.
The biggest change comes in the form of a new movement, the Manual-Wind Calibre 3861. Taking over 4 years to produce and achieve Master Chronometer Certification, the new Calibre has an improved power reserve of 50 Hours, Chronometric performance, and Magnetic resistance.
The Aesthetic Improvements
A big change that we see is in the Clasp of the watch, with a new design featuring a polished OMEGA logo on a satin-finished cover and two polished pushers in a new oval shape.
The Step dial is a classic for the Speedmaster Moonwatch. With three Chronographs subdials, the watch also includes a domed minute and seconds chronograph hand, as well as an adjusted minute track for the new movement’s frequency.
Take your Pick!
A choice of Four eye-catching models in the steel Speedmaster Moonwatch family. The hesalite glass models can be chosen on a nylon fabric strap, or a fully-brushed stainless steel bracelet. The sapphire crystal models can be selected on a leather strap or a steel bracelet with polished and brushed links.
Lug Width: 20mm
Bracelet: Steel Bracelet, Leather Strap or Coated Nylon Fabric Strap
Case diameter: 42mm
Dial colour: Black
Crystal: Hesalite crystal with OMEGA logo in the centre or Domed scratch‑resistant sapphire crystal with anti‑reflective treatment inside
Water resistance: 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet)
The Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch
20thJuly, 2019 marked the 50thanniversary since Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first person to step foot on the Moon.
One brand which bares special ties with this monumental moment in history is Omega, and the brand continues to be influenced by the legacy of the moonwalk and the role they had to play aboard Apollo 11.
The Speedmaster Professional
The Speedmaster Professional is famously the first watch to be worn on the moon, and thanks to Buzz Aldrin baring the watch on his wrist as he made those first iconic steps onto the Moon’s surface, it is now more commonly known as ‘The Moonwatch’. Fifty years on, the watch continues to hold its status as one of the world’s most iconic timepieces. This iconic status is not only thanks to its unique place in space exploration history, but also down to its legendary design. Omega’s Speedmaster Professional Chronograph is the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s piloted space missions. From Apollo 11 to current international Space Station programmes, the Speedmaster Professional Chronograph remains the only watch certified by NASA for use on an Extra Vehicular Activity- a true testament to Omega’s watch making engineering on the model.
The Speedmaster Moonwatch 321 Platinum
Announced on 20th July, 2019, Omega are set to expand the Speedmaster Moonwatch family with the 321 Platinum edition to comenmorate the 50th milestone of the historic moment in the watch model’s life. The latest model is set to feature a platinum case and include commemorative details such as sub-dials created from slices of lunar meteorite.
The Speedmaster at Winsor Bishop...
We love the Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch with its iconic black dial complete with hesalite crystal. The black bezel with its tachymetric scale is mounted on a 42mm stainless steel case presented on a matching steel bracelet. Its iconic design is complemented with equally iconic technical spec. At the heart of this chronograph is Omega’s mechanical calibre 1861, the same winding movement worn on the moon.
Available in-store or online. Price £3810.
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