The year was 1969, the time and date – 2:56 UTC, 21 July when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon and strapped around Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit is an OMEGA Speedmaster Professional chronograph.
Observing the 45th Anniversary of the moon landing, Omega created the OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th wristwatch to commemorate the first lunar landing and celebrate its link to the iconic chronograph that was part of the adventure.
Recalling the colours of the moon and the Apollo 11 lunar and command modules, this Limited Edition timepiece features a 42 mm completely brushed case with a touch of gold. The case is crafted from lightweight grade 2 titanium – a choice that was inspired by the troves of titanium ore that cover the Moon.
This timepiece has been produced in an edition limited to 1,969 pieces; a number that reflects the significant year that the first humans walked on the Moon.
The Speedmaster Professional Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Limited Edition wristwatch is fitted with calibre 1861, a manual-winding chronograph movement. It is offered with a two-year warranty and a special presentation box. This remarkable timepiece is water resistant to 5 bar (50 metres / 167 feet).