The gold Speedmaster was created to celebrate the success of Apollo II.
The gold Speedmaster was created to celebrate the success of Apollo II.
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Marking 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon, Omega is celebrating the golden anniversary with this Speedmaster model limited to just 1,014 pieces. The design is full of lunar history as well as modern materials and a superb new movement.

INSPIRED BY HISTORY

In 1969, a unique gold Speedmaster was created to celebrate the success of Apollo II. Only 1,014 pieces were made, with numbers 3 to 28 being gifted to NASA’s serving astronauts. Today’s new watch remains true to that sought-after design.

Omega interviewed its space ambassadors, celebrities and influencers who attended the “50 seconds on the Moon” events. 

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ON THE SURFACE 

Much of this incredible watch, including the 42mm case and bracelet, has been created in 18K Moonshine gold – a unique new alloy, which is a paler hue than traditional yellow gold and is more resistant to fading over time.

The burgundy ceramic bezel ring includes the classic “Dot over 90” marker in tribute to Speedmaster history. The 18k Moonshine gold-hours markers are set with faceted black onyx. A brushed-polished bracelet in the five-arched-links-per-row design.

THE UNIQUE CASEBACK

Laser ablation and PVD colour treatments have produced a blue ocean and world map that looks down on Cape Canaveral. And in true proportion to the world map, a domed lunar meteorite has been used to represent the moon on the caseback.

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The burgundy markings found on caseback and movement match the burgundy bezel ring perfectly. 

For more information, visit the Omega website

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