First Speedmaster in Space

Omega Partnered with The Metropolitan Museum on this New Speedmaster


July 2, 2019 Watches By

The celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing continues with a special exhibit at The Met in NYC titled “Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography,” supported by Omega. The exhibit, which is being held from July 3rd through September 22nd, celebrates “extraordinary visual representations of the moon from the dawn of photography to the present day.”

Also debuting is a new watch called “The Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition,” a special edition Speedy whose design is inspired by the timepiece worn by astronaut Wally Schirra during the Mercury Sigma 7 mission in 1962.

The new Speedy features a 39.7mm steel case, black anodized aluminum bezel and black varnished dial housing the Omega cal. 1861. It’s presented on a special red and white striped NATO strap (in reference to The Met’s colors) and features the museum logo on the case back, along with the Omega hippocampus. Each watch will ship in a special presentation box and an additional leather strap, and be available for purchase exclusively at the Omega boutique on Fifth Avenue as well as The Met Store and online at store.metmuseum.org.

Gear Patrol also recommends:
Hamilton Intra-Matic Auto Chrono ($2,195)
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch ($5,350)
Zenith Chronomaster El Primero ($6,700)
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