The Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” Limited Edition timepiece pays tribute the “Sigma 7” mission in 1962 of the Mercury program, in which astronaut Walter “Wally” Schirra wore his own personal Speedmaster wristwatch that became the first Omega watch to conquer the space. This historical moment marked the start of a long history of space exploration for OMEGA’s now-iconic Speedmaster Chronograph. Fuelled by this achievement, almost two and half years later, the Speedmaster Chronograph was declared as officially certified watch for all manned missions.
This year, Omega unveils the Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space”, a commemorative edition dressed in an updated 18K Sedna™ gold case based on the original “pre-professional” Speedmaster, with symmetric lugs and a 1962 Seahorse medallion on the caseback.
This elegant timepiece features a unique brown polished ceramic bezel ring and a matt chromium nitride tachymeter scale. This rich brown colour is also included on the PVD subdials and minutes track, which encircles a central opaline silvery dial. Along with the applied indexes, the hands are all made of 18K Sedna™ gold and contain a mix of “Alpha” and “Baton” designs.
The caseback features special engravings including “THE FIRST OMEGA IN SPACE”, “OCTOBER 3, 1962” and “NUMBERED EDITION No.” Inside beats, the OMEGA calibre 1861, the same movement used in the famous “Moonwatch”. The Speedmaster “First OMEGA in Space” comes fitted with a brown leather strap with beige stitching.