Omega Speedmaster Professional – Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

By - July 20th, 2009

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Something extraordinary happened on this very day, 40 years ago. 2 men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the Moon and forever altered the annal of human history. To commemorate this momentous occasion, timepiece maker http://omegawatches.com” target=”_blank”>OMEGA just release a special edition – Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition.

A direct descent of the Original Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch worn by Aldrin to the lunar surface (Armstrong left his back on the Lunar Module as a system backup), the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition feature the same shatter-proof acrylic crystal, Hesalite. And like the original, a black dial face powered by OMEGA’s reliable calibre 1861 movement.

In addition, a few alterations were incorporate into the 40th Anniversary Limited Edition. In place of cloth strap, a stainless steel bracelet securely fasten the watch around the wrist. A small commemorative medallion sits where the small seconds counter was. Imprinted on it is the http://nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html” target=”_blank”>Apollo 11 Mission Patch, designed by the 3rd member of that historic mission, astronaut Michael Collins. It features an eagle landing on the lunar surface with an olive branch of peace, with earth on the horizon. Another is inscription of 02:56 GMT in red on the dial face, the exact time Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon and uttered the words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” On its back, the Apollo 11 Mission Patch is engraved along with the limited edition number (0000/7969), the time 02:56 GMT, the date July 21st, 1969, when Armstrong and Aldrin set foot on surface. Plus the words ” The First Watch Worn On The Moon”.

The OMEGA Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition comes in special black box that will include a 42 mm silver medllon in honor of the mission, along with Certificate of Authenticity and information on the mission.

To find an authorized retailer for OMEGA near, check http://omegawatches.com/index.php?id=127″ target=”_blank”>here.

http://omegawatches.com” target=”_blank”>> OMEGA

http://nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/40th/index.html” target=”_blank”>> NASA – Apollo 40th Anniversary

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary Limited Edition

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

Apollo 11 Astronaut Dr. Buzz Aldrin

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

NASA Archive Photo - Original Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

NASA Archive Photo - Original Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

NASA Archive Photo - Original Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

Omega Speedmaster Professional   Apollo 11: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Watch

NASA Archive Photo - Original Omega Speedmaster Professional Moonwatch

8 comments
Maher Batarni
Maher Batarni

I've got this amazing and wonderful watch as gift from very respectable person and a very distinctive personality. This watch means a lot to me, because it is from this person Salute to Mr. Habib Khoury

kevin
kevin

I have a 40th anniversary one, brand new, boxes, silver medal in plastic case, watch never worn still in it's plastic protective covers, omega newspaper release re- kennedy speech, plus all certificates. and also the official Omega book detailing the space race.Purchased in August 2009. Willing to sell for £3000. Contact me on email welshdragon90@live.co.uk

Kevin
Kevin

They have one in Moody's Jewlery in Tulsa Oklahoma (utica square) price was 6k I think, loved the watch but never in my price range :(

Mal Ronan
Mal Ronan

There is one in the Omega Flagship in Castlereagh St, Sydney. Like Belfast, they had 2 and sold the first.

Martin McCann
Martin McCann

I got one of the watches and they are really beautiful. I bought mine in Lunns Jewellers, Belfast. I think that they only got 2 of them in.

melissa s rodd
melissa s rodd

I am wanting to purchase this watch, but dont know where to find it.

Diane West-Wash
Diane West-Wash

Absolutely beautiful watch. Has incredible significance for me because I watched the lunar landing and also travelled numerous times to Cape Canavrial north of Cocco Beach. I was there for the 25th anniversary of the lunar landing and moon walk. I would be interested in finding someone who may have this watch for sale.

Gary W, Mac Kendrick
Gary W, Mac Kendrick

A great watch and has a lot of meaning for me....How do you find one of these to buy? Let me know....503-310-7704.....Gary W. Mac Kendrick