Today is the 40th anniversary of the lift-off of Apollo 11, and it’s historic flight to the moon. In honor of that flight, and of all space missions, Omega Watches released two Apollo 11 “40th Anniversary” Limited Edition watches, a stainless steel version and a very limited platinum version. The stainless version is limited to 7,969 peices, and the platinum version is limited to only 69 pieces. Both editions, are powered by OMEGA’s calibre 1861. This movement shares its lineage with the calibre 321, which was used in the original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch. On the dial, below the words “OMEGA Speedmaster PROFESSIONAL”, the legend 02:56 GMT – the exact time that Neil Armstrong made his “one small step” onto the moon – is displayed in red. Both watches come in a beautiful presentation box.
I wish Omega had made a smaller faced/women’s version of this watch. However, if there is a man in your life who in into collector’s items related to the first missions in space, this is a great gift!