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Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition

In celebration of “Apollo's Muse,” The Met has partnered with OMEGA on a special edition of the OMEGA Speedmaster, one of the world’s most iconic timepieces

No other watch in the world has a connection to the moon quite like the OMEGA Speedmaster.

An OMEGA watch in space, 1965. “Ex White Extravehicular Activity (EVA).” James McDivitt (American, born 1929). National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Polaroid Laser Print, 19 7/8 × 20 11/16 in., 1965. Gift of Jules Bergman, 1984, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations (84PH002.13)

Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition comes in a special presentation box

The Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” was inspired by the watch worn by American astronaut Wally Shirra in 1962 as he orbited the earth during the Sigma 7 mission of the Mercury Program. Its illustrious space legacy began in 1965, when NASA qualified the watch for use on piloted space missions. The iconic chronograph has been officially worn by NASA astronauts on every lunar landing in history, giving it the famous “Moonwatch” name.

Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space”: The Met Edition comes on a red-and-white NATO strap

To celebrate the exhibition Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography at The Met Fifth Avenue (July 3–September 22, 2019), OMEGA has unveiled a special Speedmaster Moonwatch. This numbered edition model features a bold varnished black dial with a small seconds dial, a 30-minute recorder and 12-hour recorder, along with a central chronograph hand and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The black bezel, with its tachymetric scale, is mounted on a 39.7 mm stainless steel case with symmetrical casebands and straight lugs, and the watch is presented with two straps: a red-and-white striped NATO strap with The Met logo embossed on the loop, and one in traditional brown leather.

The caseback features the original 1962 Seahorse logo from the Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” timepiece

At the heart of this chronograph is OMEGA’s calibre 1861, the famous manual-winding movement that was worn on the moon, which is covered by a caseback embossed with the original 1962 Seahorse as well as The Met logo.

This special edition OMEGA Speedmaster comes in a co-branded gift box. Purchase your own numbered edition of this iconic Moonwatch here.

The Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” The Met Edition also includes a brown leather band

The exhibition Apollo’s Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography is made possible by OMEGA.

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