Omega Launches Special Edition Speedmaster
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon mission, Swiss high-end watchmakers Omega have designed a limited edition version of their Speedmaster timepiece.
The original Omega Speedmaster was a part of the first manned voyage to Moon and New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is also celebrating the historic occasion with the ‘Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography’ exhibition, sponsored by Omega.
According to Omega, “visitors will be able to view more than 170 photographs as well as an array of related drawings, prints, paintings, films, astronomical instruments, and cameras used by Apollo 11 astronauts” as part of the exhibition, which looks at “visual representations of the Moon, from the dawn of photography to the present day.”
The new limited edition Speedmaster has also spawned from this innovative partnership with The Met. Inspired by the CK2998 – the “First Speedmaster in space” having adorned Wally Schirra’s wrist during his Mercury 7 mission in 1962 – the timepiece has a 39.7mm case and is powered by Omega’s manually-wound caliber 1861.
The watch comes fitted to a vibrant red and white striped Nato strap, while an additional brown leather strap also provided, delivered inside a presentation box featuring The Met logo.
The numbered piece will only available at The Met gift shop and Omega’s Fifth Avenue boutique, priced at $5,200.
Founded in 1848, Omega has grown to become one of the world's most famous watch brands.