Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional – new update for 2021

07/01/2021 12:51 pm
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional – new update for 2021

Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional The Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional is worthy of the term ‘legend’. Its historical significance was assured in 1969 when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon’s surface with an example of the Moonwatch affixed to his wrist. Omega has now unveiled an updated version of its famous chronograph which still upholds much of the styling of its forebears, ensuring its legendary status will remain undiminished.  Many watch companies issue journalists with press releases laced with superlatives, sometimes with little justification. Furthermore, several brands freely use the terms ‘iconic’ and ‘legendary’ for comparatively unknown products. However, no such criticisms can be levelled at Omega and its famous Speedmaster model. The Omega Speedmaster was first released in 1957, the now famous reference CK2915. The dial featured three registers, broad arrow hands and a metal bezel marked with a tachymeter scale. In the early 1960s, NASA procured a number of chronographs and subjected them to an array of tests. Only the Omega met the NASA’s stringent criteria with flying colours. Interestingly, Omega’s HQ only learned that the Speedmaster had seen service in space when it spotted images of astronaut Edward White wearing an example of the chronograph whilst performing America’s first spacewalk (1965). However, the Speedmaster’s legendary status was set in perpetuity when Neil Armstrong, the first man to step on the moon, uttered the immortal words, ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. As he seemingly floated across the moon’s surface, he wore the now […]

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