The Speedmaster made watchmaking history on the 21st of July 1969. Buzz Aldrin was wearing an Omega Speedmaster when he climbed down from the Eagle to reach the lunar surface at 03:15:16 UTC. At that second, his timepiece became the first watch worn on the moon. On the 9 o’clock subdial of this new limited edition, Omega has laser-engraved the image of Buzz on a Moonshine gold plate.
Today the pioneering spirit of the Speedmaster still remains through the use of a new material known as 18K Moonshine gold. This exclusive patent-pending alloy is a paler hue than traditional yellow gold and offers high resistance to fading over time.
Distinct from all other indexes, the 11 o’clock hour marker is formed by an 18K Moonshine gold number 11, in tribute to the Apollo mission, and featured on the caseback is an image of an astronaut’s footprint, which has been laser-engraved onto a black-coated plate with a moon-surface texture. It’s a nod to the idea of going where no human had gone before.
Neil Armstrong’s legendary words – “It’s one small step…” – have echoed through time, and now, they are written on the caseback of this watch in 18K Moonshine gold-plated lettering.
This is the stuff of history! For more information visit Omega’s website.