Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th Anniversary limited edition.

This is one of the most historically important timepieces from Omega in modern time. The Speedmaster has played a significant role in Omega’s history since 1969 when it was the first watch worn on the moon. The Speedmaster is also the only timepiece approved by NASA and has been a part of countless space journeys.

The Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 50th anniversary reference 310.20.42.50.01.001 is released to celebrate the 50 years since the moon landing – a significant moment in history and for Omega. This resulted in the Speedmaster becoming known and referred to as a “Moonwatch” as opposed to a racing watch which it was originally designed as.

The Apollo 11 310.20.42.50.01.001 features an array of changes compared to the standard Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch.  But like the standard Speedmaster, the case measures 42mm in diameter and retains the classic asymmetric Speedy design, with its protected crown and pushers, lyre lugs and alternate polished and brushed surfaces. The differences are however very noticeable. The bezel has been made in polished 18k Moonshine Gold (an exclusive new patent-pending alloy with a paler hue than traditional yellow gold),  the bezel ring itself is polished black ceramic with a Ceragold tachymeter scale – and for aficionados, it’s a dot-over-90 bezel.

The dial layout remains the same, but it also introduces new colors and specific “commemorative” decoration. The dial features two distinct zones, including a central varnished grey zone and an outer blackened sector for the minute track. Moonshine gold has also been used for the applied and beveled hour markers, the vintage applied Omega logo and the hands.

The hour marker at 11 o’clock has been replaced by two “1” markings in 18k Moonshine Gold – a clear reference to the space mission Apollo 11. More notably, the 9 o’clock subdial features the famous image of Buzz Aldrin climbing down the ladder onto the lunar surface. This sub-dial is crafted from 18k Moonshine Gold and is blackened and laser-engraved.

BASIC INFO
Availability 1 week
Model Speedmaster Reduced Michael Schumacher Chronograph
Reference number 310.20.42.50.01.001
Condition Unworn
Year 2019
Box Yes
Papers Yes
Case size 42 mm
Movement Manual
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Steel
Dial color Black
Clasp Fold clasp