The association of the Speedmaster with NASA and the successful marketing that has ensued marks man’s conquest on space with time, through time and on time. Carried into space and worn on the moon by NASA astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin in 1971, Omega’s Speedmaster Professional chronograph became the first (and, Omega has claimed, only) watch to be worn on the surface of the moon. Omega is issuing, in a limited edition of 1,971 pieces this exceptional Speedmaster to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Apollo 15 space mission. This unique Speedmaster uses the manual-wind calibre 1861 movement which has a power reserve of 48 hours. The watch is black with rose gold details and a black aluminium ring embossed with a tachymetric scale.
The 42mm watch has a sapphire crystal and a display back. It is also water-resistant to 50 meters. The watch comes in a special matt silver wooden gift box lined in black that features the Apollo 15 patch and Omega logo in silver.