As such, on this anniversary of one of mankind’s most momentous achievements, we look back at some of our favorite Speedmaster-related stories. Forty seven years ago today, man walked on the moon for the very first time. It is no secret that along with the good men of Apollo XI went an Omega Speedmaster or two. We ran a similar story last year – read that first – and then enjoy these five different and awesome stories on the Omega Speedmaster.
1. In-Depth: The Omega Moonphase Master Chronometer
At Baselworld this year, Omega brought back the moonwatch with a moonphase! Our main man Jack Forster went hands-on with it and found it generally a charming iteration of a classic, with a few kitschy but cool touches – such as the microscopic footprint on the little moon near the Sea of Tranquility. Read Jack’s review here.
2.A Week On The Wrist Video With The First Omega In Space
Arguably the HODINKEE-base’s favorite current production Speedmaster if the FOIS, or First Omega In Space. It is remarkbly true to its roots, and our European Editor Arthur counts it as his daily wearer. He was nice enough to fly over and hop on camera to give us a great, in-depth video review of it. Watch it above, read the whole thing here.
3. Actual Pictures Of An Actual Speedmaster Being Used In Space, Today
We all know the Speedy went to the moon, but back then they didn’t have such things as digital watches, so big deal, right? Did you know that right now, at this very second, NASA astronauts are up there at this very moment and they’re still wearing a Speedmaster? True story, and we found some pictures to prove it. Check em out here.
4. How To Service An Omega Speedmaster Video
What does it take to service one of the most iconic watches in the world? Turns out quite a bit, but not too much for the master watchmaker up at Manfredi’s in Greenwich, CT. Check out the video above and read about it here.
5. Hands-On With The $137,000 Speedmaster
This year, Christie’s held the very first night-time thematic auction in New York City. At the center of it? The Omega Speedmaster. One of the most hotly contested lots was this – a reference 2915-1. It ended up selling for a whopping $137,000 and you can see our hands-on story with this mega Speedy here.