We are proud to present an iconic Omega Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ Apollo 11 30th Anniversary Limited Edition watch for sale.
Since its introduction in 1957, the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph has been characterized by its precision timing and clean, legible dial. Chronographs were originally built and advertised as tools for engineers, technicians, doctors and athletes – a way of keeping seconds, much like a stopwatch – which made them less appealing as men’s casual wear. However, these qualities made the Speedmaster the perfect watch for marking some of mankind’s greatest achievements – including the first successful trip to the Moon.
July 21st, 1969 marked one the most famous days in history as Apollo 11 safely landed on the moon. A mere six hours after landing, commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin took the very first human steps on the Moon’s lunar surface while wearing a NASA issued Speedmaster.
From that point onwards the Speedmaster earned the nickname the “Moonwatch” after Apollo 11 and during the following six lunar landings by American astronauts. It gained worldwide recognition and was even worn during the Apollo and Soyuz docking by both American and Soviet Union astronauts. In fact, the Omega Speedmaster Chronograph has been the only piece of equipment used in all of NASA’s space exploration from Gemini to the International Space Station program.
This version the 3560.50.00 celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and is a limited edition of 9999 pieces. It features a stainless steel 42mm case with matching classic speedmaster bracelet and fold over clasp. It is powered by the manual wind Omega Calibre 1861, and stays true to the original by adorning a hesalite crystal and closed commemorative caseback.
The watch was originally sold in June 1999 and in Mint condition for its age. Supplied with it's original inner and outer box, omega booklets, limited edition card and international warranty card. The watch is covered for 12 months under our SWC warranty.