In Honour of the “Silver Snoopy Award” award that Omega received 50 years ago from NASA for their unique contribution to space exploration, as well as the Speedmaster’s role in saving Apollo 13, Omega today release a special timepiece that has been created in the occasions honour.
The watch features the classic 42mm Stainless steel ‘professional’ case. Surrounding the glass is a blue ceramic bezel with the tachymeter scale in white enamel. The three subdials are blue and an embossed silver Snoopy medallion features on the blue subdial at 9 o’clock.
The watch features Omegas Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861. This is a modern iteration of Omega’s legendary hand wound chronograph movement fitted with a free sprung balance with a co-axial escapement.
Omega have really gone to town on NAIAD LOCK caseback. Here a scene pictures the view from the far side of the moon looking back at the earth. However this scene is animated. Firstly you will find the earth itself revolves once per minute as it is attached to the back of the small seconds register. However, start the chronograph and you will see snoopy in the command service module appear from behind the moon and fly round the caseback.
The watch’s blue nylon fabric strap matches the other blue elements of the watch, and even features the trajectory of the Apollo 13 mission, embossed on the lining.
The watch comes in a special presentation case – a somewhat scaled down version of the traditional “luggage” that Omega supplies with its Moonwatch – this time in blue to match the theme of the watch. The bottom section of the case can be removed and transforms into a small travel case for the watch itself. Included inside are a loupe, a snoopy cleaning cloth, and the METAS certificate.
Overall this is an incredibly beautiful watch and we can see that this will be an immediate hit. Thankfully and rather unusually, although this is an anniversary edition watch this is not a limited edition piece and is available to everyone.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch “Silver Snoopy Award” 50th Anniversary
Further details: www.omegawatches.com
Available: End of October 2020