The Speedmaster is a stunning chronograph wristwatch that is a classic example of prized Omega watches. It was originally released in 1957 as a sport and racing chronograph, building especially upon Omega's legacy as the official timekeeper of the Olympic Games.
The Speedmaster's renown has been established thanks to its longstanding relationship with NASA, and it has featured in a number of space expeditions, notably the first American space-walk, the Apollo expeditions and the first moon landing, resulting in the famous ‘Moonwatch’ design.
To be qualified by NASA for space flight, the Omega Speedmaster has been rigorously tested to extremes of temperature, pressure, shock, sound and speed, all of which attests to the longevity and craftsmanship of this design.
One of the premier Omega watches, it has been a timepiece of choice for sportsmen and explorers, and up until the 1970s, it required winding. Later and more modern models are automatic, with the ‘Speedmaster Reduced’ range being introduced in the 1980s and featuring automatic movement, a smaller size and a different dial. Given its longstanding association with adventure and exploration, the Omega Speedmaster enjoys many commemorative and special editions.
The Omega Speedmaster, or ‘Speedy’ as fans call it, is certainly a great investment for those seeking to sport an enduring piece of history on their wrists.