We are proud to present the iconic Omega Speedmaster ‘Moonwatch’ for sale in mint condition.
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 3573.50.00 was produced from 2002 until 2014 making it one of the longest running versions of the Speedmaster and a testament to the quality and longevity of the watch. It comes in a 42mm stainless steel case with the classic ‘twisted’ lugs and has its original fixed black tachymetre bezel. The clean black dial features contrasting white minute/split second markers, luminous baton hour markers, white sword hands, triple sub dials at 3/6/9 and protected by a domed sapphire crystal. Powered by the Omega calibre 1861 manual chronograph mechanism, which can be viewed through the exhibition caseback. Lastly, the watch is fitted on a matching stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp.
Originally produced Circa 2005 (undated card) and in mint condition for its age, this Speedmaster comes with its original inner and outer boxes, instruction booklet, swing tag, cream leatherette card holder, pictogram and international warranty cards. This Speedmaster is sold our 12-month warranty.